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    On demand connector SC201

    This is a discussion on On demand connector SC201 within the Sky On Demand forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I already have one that I am using that plugs directly into the usb port for power and connectivity. I ...

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      On demand connector SC201

      I already have one that I am using that plugs directly into the usb port for power and connectivity.

      I have just acquired the older version that requires mains power and connects to the network port on the sky box.

      My question is does the sky give usb power to any device plugged in.

      Can I splice a usb lead to the mains wire and power the adapter from the sky usb and plug it into the network port.??????

      Any one attempted this

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      Re: On demand connector SC201

      Just re-read your post a couple of times, it would depend if the USB voltage and current matches the device requirements.
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      The box users 5v and 1amp. Usually usb2 ports provide 5v at 500ma and usb3 provide 5v at 900 ma

      I presume the sky users usb2 so only provides half of the 1a the power adapter gives. Phones that use 1amp can charge on a 500ma usb just takes longer.

      My question was has any one run the on demand box on just 500ma without any performance issues.

      I don't think there is any issues with saftey

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      Re: On demand connector SC201

      both my sky boxes were able to charge my S3 (drx890 and drx895) so I decided give it a go.

      I spliced a usb cable to the end of the jack that powers the On Demand box. Tested it powered on using a 500ma usb plug... success lights came on.

      So then plugged in the network cable to my sky box and my on demand box. Plugged in the usb to the rear of the sky box. It came on, pressed the sync button on my router and the on demand box connected successfully.

      Have downloaded on demand content, used the sky+ app on my phone with no issues.

      The on demand box is situated in the same room as my router (other end of room) so this may be why it works on 500ma instead of 1a.

      Maybe the range of the wireless may be compromised the further away you are from your router, I can not verify this as my other box is situated in the room directly above my router.

      But in my case it seems to be a success can finally get rid of my network cable and saved myself a wall socket!
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      Re: On demand connector SC201

      Be careful though.

      If the Wireless adaptor demands more power than the port supplies you could burn out some components inside over the longer term.

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      If any damage is to occur it should be contained to the on demand box rather than the sky box. Add the box should only give out 500ma max regardless on how much the device wants to pull.

      The components inside the on demand box may fail after time as they are working on less. If this is the case then I will have to aquire a usb version. But in the meantime happy days lol

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