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What are people using for serial connections?
I have used a Digi Edgeport 416 in my system for years without any issues. However I've also used them in my parents system and for the second time the box got fried during a loss of electrical power. Since I have to replace it, I'm just curious to know what other people are using.

I need something with 16 serial inputs.
Brian - a long time user that rarely messes with the system now
Other systems used:
SageTV w/ cablecard tuner & multiple extenders for viewing
BlueIris and IP cameras for CCTV
Incredible PBX for home phone
IP, USB, and modern equipment?


i did a quick search and it looks like digi is the only thing i can find, but damn are they pricey.
do the needful ...
Hue | Sonos | Harmony | Elk M1G // Netatmo / Brultech
I've always used Moxa serial servers. I'm currently using a Moxa 5610-16, which is an Ethernet to serial server, so doesn't offer any USB, but if it's only the 16 serial ports you need, it's an alternative.
Digi Etherlite32

32 port serial server.
Mykel Koblenz
Illawarra Smart Home
Digi Etherlite 16. I have fried two of them due to what I believe is lightning strikes. After it first happened, I bought a couple of extra on e-bay for next to nothing and configured them identical in case it happens again.

I think my problem is related to the serial control of the pool system - since the wire that controls the Jandy Aqualink goes outside, I think it is susceptible to lightning strikes nearby.
Go wifi for the ourdoor controls - use a GlobalCache iTach wiFi serial unit.
Mykel Koblenz
Illawarra Smart Home

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