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  Reply # 1767918 20-Apr-2017 14:32 3 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Can't help thinking you are over thinking it. Use a cable with a double back plug to power the router and just plug the ONT into said double back plug. Done. 

 

You are worrying about "expensive" devices but none of this is expensive and none of it draws more than a 100mA or so. The ONT isn't yours and the router may well belong to your ISP.




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  Reply # 1767922 20-Apr-2017 14:45 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

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Can't help thinking you are over thinking it. Use a cable with a double back plug to power the router and just plug the ONT into said double back plug. Done. 

 

You are worrying about "expensive" devices but none of this is expensive and none of it draws more than a 100mA or so. The ONT isn't yours and the router may well belong to your ISP.

 

 

Oh, I probably am! One of the perils of being an A-type personality.

 

Expensive is a matter of perspective, I guess. I'm currently on a very tight budget for the first time in decades, but you're right in that I won't own either of the devices in question, so my only real concern is not setting fire to the house :)

 

What's a double-back plug? Do you mean like a pass-through plug? That would be perfect.

 

Edit: Found it! An extension lead with a piggyback plug, right? Would it be okay to plug a non-surge powerstrip into that for the router and security camera on top of the bookcase? I expect neither would draw much power.





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  Reply # 1767928 20-Apr-2017 14:58 Send private message quote this post

Perfect.



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  Reply # 1767931 20-Apr-2017 15:00 Send private message quote this post

Hurrah! Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions. My potential spend has gone from $212 to $6.50. You all rock!





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  Reply # 1768155 20-Apr-2017 21:41 Send private message quote this post

linw:

 

Can't help thinking you are over thinking it. Use a cable with a double back plug to power the router and just plug the ONT into said double back plug. Done. 

 

You are worrying about "expensive" devices but none of this is expensive and none of it draws more than a 100mA or so. The ONT isn't yours and the router may well belong to your ISP.

 

 

Not only is this excellent advice, but it may solve another potential issue: If the plug-pack power supply that comes with a the Chorus supplied ONT is anything like the one that I was supplied here in Christchurch by Enable, it will be a "selfish plug" i.e. far too wide to share either a double adaptor or a freshly installed double powerpoint! A tap-on / piggyback solves this perfectly.




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  Reply # 1768360 21-Apr-2017 10:41 Send private message quote this post

Oh, good point. I hate adaptors like that! Going to pick up my piggyback lead today, and a new non-surge powerboard with matching amp rating that has overload protection. All up, $20.




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  Reply # 1768549 21-Apr-2017 17:55 Send private message quote this post

you could always use a pdl double powerpoint with extra switch (695x or 692x) and pop the switch out and then install the 600sm surge protection module in t place of the switch, or even better get a surge protector installed at the switch board and that would protect the whole house




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  Reply # 1768550 21-Apr-2017 18:21 Send private message quote this post

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you could always use a pdl double powerpoint with extra switch (695x or 692x) and pop the switch out and then install the 600sm surge protection module in t place of the switch, or even better get a surge protector installed at the switch board and that would protect the whole house

 

 

Sadly, I am not that handy! But it transpires that my solar system has surge protection built into the circuit that the ONT will be on, so in the end I didn't need to add that function, happily :)





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