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    Powering Sky Hub off of a 5V input

    This is a discussion on Powering Sky Hub off of a 5V input within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Having had a few power cuts recently and getting annoyed with the router dropping out all the time, I just ...

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      Question Powering Sky Hub off of a 5V input

      Having had a few power cuts recently and getting annoyed with the router dropping out all the time, I just watched a video with a guy using a 5V powerbank to power various routers, would this harm the router long term? or even work?, would be a lot cheaper than buying a UPS device which would be 50ish pounds as i have 2 power banks laying around doing nothing anyways


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      Re: Powering Sky Hub off of a 5V input

      Check rear connections on router for voltage and current of power supply input. If 12V and 2A then 5V power bank would be no use without a five volt to twelve volt inverter but one capable of producing two amp output isn't going to be cheap and would also require up to 5 amp input which is more than a single USB cable is capable of supplying. Better to use a 12v caravan leisure battery but don't use while on charge without some form of voltage stabilisation as battery terminal voltage can approach 15 volts while on charge.

     

     

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