Cable Management for Edge Series¶
The front panel of the Edge Series AIR-T contains multiple cable connection interfaces. Cables should be routed from the front panel connector, zip tied down to the cable retention tray inside the front cover, and then fed through the weatherproof membrane.
The Edge Series AIR-T has connections for seven RF cables: transmit (2 channels), Receive (2 channels), 1PPS, Reference, and the GPS antenna. The recommended cable type for these interfaces is RG316 as this cable type supports the same environmental conditions of the Edge Series AIR-T. Each cable will need to be terminated with an MCX connector to plug into the AIR-T interface panel.
The Edge Series AIR-T models have been designed with a locking connector for the DC power supply input. Each unit ships from the factory with a 12 VDC power supply that may be used for indoor and laboratory testing of the unit. This power supply is not rated for outdoor deployment. For deployment, customers should construct their own power cable based on their requirements. While the power cable may be run through any of ports 0 through 4, Deepwave recommends running through port 2 as the 5.3 mm diameter of the waterproof membrane is best for a 5.5 mm 2-wire power cable. See the Table 1 for the information necessary to build a DC power cable for your deployment.
USB, HDMI, and Ethernet Cables¶
The weatherproof membrane has been designed to have various common cable types for the USB2, USB3, HDMI, and ethernet cables. Based upon which connections are required for your application, you may choose the mapping between ports 0-4 and the interface panel of the AIR-T. All membrane pass-thru hole diameters shown in Table 1.
|Membrane Label||Membrane Diameter||Recommended Interface||Cable Recommendation||Cable Termination|
|TX1||2.3 mm||TX1||RG316||MCX Plug, Male|
|TX2||2.3 mm||TX2||RG316||MCX Plug, Male|
|RX1||2.3 mm||RX1||RG316||MCX Plug, Male|
|RX2||2.3 mm||RX1||RG316||MCX Plug, Male|
|1PPS||2.3 mm||1PPS||RG316||MCX Plug, Male|
|REF||2.3 mm||REF||RG316||MCX Plug, Male|
|GPS||2.3 mm||GPS||RG316||MCX Plug, Male|
|0||7.0 mm||USB2, USB3, HDMI, or ETH||-||-|
|1||4.2 mm||USB2, USB3, HDMI, or ETH||-||-|
|2||5.3 mm||PWR||18 Gauge, 2-wire, w/ 5.5mm OD||Switchcraft PN 761KH|
|3||6.5 mm||USB2, USB3, HDMI, or ETH||-||-|
|4||4.5 mm||USB2, USB3, HDMI, or ETH||-||-|
If the default waterproof cable membrane is not suitable for your specific application, the Deepwave team is available to build custom cable membranes for your specific application. For more specifics, please submit an inquiry.