Altronix Claims Tango 'Eliminates Electricians'

By Brian Rhodes, Published Oct 15, 2019, 10:10am EDT

Power supply provider Altronix claims its new Tango power supply 'eliminates the need for an electrician, dedicated conduit and wire runs'.

In this report, we examine their claims and Altronix feedback, including:

  • What Is Altronix Tango?
  • What Makes Tango A 'Game Changer'?
  • Do Competitors Offer Similar PoE Transformers?
  • Can Tango Avoid Expensive Labor?
  • Which Access Projects Does Tango Benefit?
  • But high-voltage power connections and PoE midspans/injectors needed

What ** ******** *****?

***** ** *** * conventional ***** ****** **** converts ***/*** *** ** 12/24 ***, *** * transformer **** ******** (***) 802.3bt *** ***** **** 12/24VDC *******.

*** *********** ** * printed ******* ***** **** snaps ** ******** **** power ****** **********, *** rather **** ********** ******* 'high-voltage' ***/*** ***, ***** power ** ********* *****.***, *** *******-*******, ** to **-**** ******* ** PoE.

*** *******'* ***** ***** gives ** ******** ** ports, **********, *** ******* appearance ** *****:

***** *** *** ***** port, *** **** ****-**** (non-PoE) ****, *** ******** 12 *** *** ** VDC ***** ****** *****.

Where ** ***** **** ** ** ****** ******?

***** ** ********* ******* a *** ****** *** a **** ********** *** access ********** **** ***** and ***.

Tango *****

***** *** * ****** price ** ~$*** - $500, *** ** ********* from ************.

What ***** ***** * '**** *******'?

******** ****** ******* *** transformer ** '****-********' *** low-voltage ******** ********:

**** ******** ****-******** ******** eliminates *** **** *** an ***********, ********* ******* and **** **** – providing ********** ******* ** using ***-******* ********** *** wiring *******.

*******, ******** ********* **** more ************ ******** **** IPVM ***** '*** **** electrician ***** **** ***** eliminate?':

**** ** ***** ********** on *** *********** **** is *** **** ** have ** *********** ******** the ***** ****** ******** with ******/******.

***** *********** **** *** the **** *** ******** electricians ** **** *** high-voltage ********** ** *** voltage ***** ******** ** instead ***** *** ****** via *********** **** ** typically ********** ********** ****** like ** ** ***-******* integrators.

Do *********** ***** ******* *** ************?

***** ******* ***** *** transformers/splitters, *********:

*********, ***** *** ******** to '**********' ***** *** machine ****** *** ************* use *** *** *** traditional '********' ********* **** Altronix.

* ***** ********** *** potential ********* ** ******** Tango ** *** ***** above ** ************ ******* for **** ** *** 24 *** *******, ***** most ***** ******** *** either ** ** ** VDC.

*******, **** ***** ***** are ****** ** ~$***, which ** *** **** than *****.

Why ****** ******** *** ** *********** *****

********** *** ******, ************ are ***** ****** ** join ****-*******/***** ******** ** power ** *****-**-*** *** voltage ** ********** **** door ***********, *******, *** RTE.

******** ********* *** ***** for ** *********** ** these ****:

** * [*******] ********, an *********** **** *** cable **** * ********* circuit ******* ******* ******* or ***** ** *** power ******.

**** ******* ****** *** in *** **** **** trays ** ******* ******* or ****** ******* *******. What ** ***** ***** is *** **** ** the *********** *** *** cost ** ******* *** all *** ********** ***** i.e. *******, ******** *****, etc.

******, ** *** ******* install ***** *****, **** when ****** ******, ********, and ******* ** **** by ***********, * *********** amount ** ********* ** the *** ** *******, conductors, ******* ******, *** outlets *** ***** ****** from ************:

High-Density ***** ****** ******** ***** *******

** ********** *** *****, Altronix ******* ** ******* of *** *** *** VAC ****** ***** ** 802.3bt ******* *** * Tango *********** *** ***** up ** * ****** doors:

*** * ***-***** ******, at ***** *** ******** low-voltage ******** ** ******* PoE ***** ***** ** required. ********* ** ********** codes, ********* ***** ******** for *** *********** *** locks (*.*.: ******* ** maglocks) ***** ** ****** and **** ** *** 802.3af (~***) *** ***** could ** ******.

Can ***** ***** ********* *****?

********** ** ***** ***** 'prevailing ****' ***** ***** apply, **** ************* *** Tango *** ** **** expensive ******* ** *** use ********* ***** **********.

*** *******,** *** * '**********' electrician ******** **** **** is $**.** *** ****, while * ***** ******** electrician ** ~$** - $75 *** ****.

*** * ****-**** ******* job, *** *********** ***** cost ~$***, ***** *** tech ~$***, * ********** of $** *** *** job.

**** *** ***** ***** 'prevailing *****' ** *** apply, *** **** ** a **** ****** *** connections ** **** **** the ********** **** ** an *********** ********* ******** power *** ******.

However ******** ******* ********

**** * ********* *******, using ***** *** *** always ** **** ********* though. *********** ******* ****:

  • ********* ***.*** *****: ***** *** ** common, **** ***** *** PoE ** ***, *** Tango **** **** **** input ********* ** ******** outputs. *** **** ************, using ***** **** **** require ** ********** ***.*** midspan ** *********, ** additional **** ** ~$*** - $***.
  • ***** ********* ******: ***** ***** ~$*** - $***, *** **** cost *** ** **** than ***** *** ***** high-voltage ********* **** ******* panels, *******, *******, *** conductor ** ****.
  • ********** ******** *****: ** **** *****, electrical **** **** ******** a **** **** ** permitting, ********, ** ****** from *&*'*, ***** *** and ********** **** **** not.

Does ***** ********* ************ **** ******?

****** ****: **. *** Altronix **** ***** ***** high-voltage ***** **** *** injectors ** *******.

*** *** ********* ******* an *********** ** ******* power ** *** **. So ** ***** ******** to ******* ** ***** Tango ***** ********** ******** electricians.

**** *********:

*********, ******** *** ** PoE ******** *** ********* found ** * ****, usually **** * ***** strip ********* **** *** units *** ******* ****.

**** ***** ********** ** the *********** **** ** the **** ** **** an *********** ******** *** power ****** ******** **** 115VAC/220VAC. *** ********** *** plug * ****** **** an ******.

*** **** '***** *****' generally ***** ******* ** this:

*******, ***** '*** ********** can **** * ****** into ** ******' ** a ***** *********, ** electrician ** ******** ** install *** ******, ** begin ****.

**, ******** *********** ***** is ********** ** ****** free ******* *** ********* to *** *** ************* midspans, *********, ** ********.

Altronix ****-** ***** ******** ******

*** ** *** ***** that '*** ********** *** plug * ****** **** an ******',******** ***** *********** ***** supplies **** '* **** line ****' **** ********** ****:

***** **** ******* ******* low-voltage *********** *** ** should **** ***** ****-******* plugged ***********, ** ** a ****** ******** ***** security ********** *** ********** non-union ********.

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Comments (47)

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***** - *, ***, have **** ********** ****** controls *** ***** **** time ******* ** ******* your ********* ** ***** supplies **** **** ****** mine. *** *** ******* the **** *** ** additional "** * ***** injector"?

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* ***** *** ***** to ****** **** ** John *, *** * can ****!

** ** ******** ** Tango, "*** **** *** ** additional ** * ***** injector" ** ******* **** is **** ***** **** for ***** *****, *** typical *** ***.

*** ***** ** ****** the *** ***** ***** for ***** ** ** powered/transform ***** ** **/** VDC.

**** **** ****?

***** - * ** more ******** **** ****! I ******* *** ***** Board *** **'* ***** power **** * *** enabled ******. *****'* *** switch ******* *** *** of ***** ******?

*** *** *******, ******* it ** * ***.*** (90W) ******, ********, ** midspan, **** ** ***** the ***** **********.

*** **** ********** ** to **** ** * 'PSE', ***** *** '***** Sourcing *********' *** *** be * ****** ** different *******.

***** ***. **, *'* guessing *** ***** **** need ** ******* *** injector ** *** ******* switch **** *** ******* POE. ** **** ** the **** *** ***** you ******* * ***** product? *** *** **** furnish * ************ ***** supply? *** ** ***** this ****** ** *** everything **** *** **** cable?

*** *** **** ******* a ************ ***** ******?

* ***** ***'** ****** the **** ****** ********* to **** *******!

***** ***. * **** whole *****.

*** **** ******** ****** mode

**'* ** *********** ************ you *****. ******** ******** for ******* ****** ** Tango ********* ******* **** via ** ******* *******/******** for * **** ********* *** ******* *********.

***** ********* *** ******** equipment *** *** ********* by ******** ** *****, but **** ****** ************ will ***** ** ***** an ********** $*** *** batteries *** * ***** ~2 - * **** run ****.

*** ******, * - 10hr ********,******* ***** **** $*** and ****. ***** ******* **** and ******* ** ******* to ****** ************, *** any ****** ***** ************ will *** ******** ** dollars ** * ***** deployment.

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** ******* * ****** of ********** ******. *** battery ********* ** *** Tango ** * ******* Iron ********* (*******) *** to ** ******** **** a ******* *** *********. The ******** ****** ** designed *** * *** battery. *** ***** ****** includes ***** ********* ********* so **** *** ***** supply ** ******** ** the ******* ******.

****, *** ********* ******* allows ****** ********** *** charging ** *** ********* (48VDC *****) ***** * batteries ** ******, ********* by *** *** ********* battery ** *********.

** *** **** **** for *** ******* ** providing ********* ***** **** would ** ** ****** too.

******* *** ****** ** a ****** ************* ***** on ***********, ****** ****, and ********** **** ************.

** *** *** ********* side ** *** *****, I ***'* ****** ** to ******* *** *** and ***** *****/******** *** will ***** ************ ***** 115/230VAC (******* *****) ** too ****** ** ********* in *** *********.

****** *** *** *************!

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