BEAM XPRESSi Powering Options

This page contains information on powering options supported by the BEAM XPRESSi automotive router.

Power Socket

The BEAM XPRESSi has a 4 pin power socket and can be powered by a 9-30 VDC power supply unit (PSU). Refer to the table below for the power socket's pinout information:

 Power socket pinout  
No.
 Description  Wire Colour
1  Not connected  White
2   Ignition  Green
3   Ground  Black
4  Power  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.