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How fas away is you Bullet from your POE injector (in wire length)?
The reason I ask is that I'm thinking about doubling-up the wires in the Cat5 cable for signal only (no power) and running a separate 14/2 wire up to the top of the mast for power. I want to make sure I'm not getting a low voltage at the Bullet2HP. At 90 feet from the nav station, the 24 gauge wire (doubled up inside the CAT5, from the POE) to the Bullet has a lot of loss.
I measured .66 amps to the bullet. For 90 x 2 (round trip) /2 (doubled-up wire) = 90 feet round trip, it really drops the 12v down.)
I may put the POE at the base of the keel-stepped mast.
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