Installing the WiModem
#1
Installation is pretty simple - you just plug it in.  Smile

Apply power to the USB Mini-B connector using a USB cable plugged into a PC, wall outlet charger (for phone), or portable 5v power source.
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#2
Sorry if this has already been asked elsewhere. I know amperage is a problem with some electronics, especially sensitive ones.

Will *any* USB phone charger be suitable?

I have a 5vdc 1.5a charger I would like to use. It is not a "faassst" charger but it was made within the past four years.

If I am not mistaken, a standard USB 2.0 PC port puts out less amps than that. Maybe something older would be safer?
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#3
You can use a USB supply with as little as 100mA.  I typically use a battery powered device, like the ones I sell.
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#4
(05-18-2019, 12:04 PM)admin Wrote: You can use a USB supply with as little as 100mA.  I typically use a battery powered device, like the ones I sell.

It isn't too little I was worried about, it is too much. Isn't 1.5 amps like over 100 times greater than 100mA?

Hopefully the difference is insignificant for the WiModem232.  Smile
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#5
You can feed it with a megawatt of power and it won't matter. Devices only use what they need. You can't force them with too much energy. Smile
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#6
Idea
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#7
Is it possible to connect a pin on the RS232 connector to power the WiModem?  Would I need a 5 volt regulator?
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#8
No, there are no free pins available. The RS232 interface never had power available for powering devices.
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