BEAM iSERIES Powering Options

This page contains information on powering options supported by the BEAM iSERIES automotive routers.

Power Socket

The BEAM 5i and BEAM 8i have a 3 pin power socket and can be powered by a vehicle's electrical system, a wall power adapter or a 12V power adapter. The BEAM 5i and BEAM 8i ship with a vehicle power fly lead while the adapters are available as optional extras direct from Mobile Onboard.Refer to the table below for the power socket's pinout information:

 Power socket pinout  
 Description  Wire Colour
1  Not connected  
2  Negative  Black
3  Positive  Red

If you decide not to use the standard 9 VDC wall adapter and want to power the device from a higher voltage (15-30 VDC), please make sure that you choose a power supply of high quality. Some power supplies can produce voltage peaks significantly higher than the declared output voltage, especially during connection and disconnection.

While the device is designed to accept input voltage of up to 30 VDC peaks, high voltage power supplies can harm the device. If you want to use high voltage power supplies it is recommended to also use additional safety equipment to suppress voltage peaks from the power supply.