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What are people using for serial connections?
#1
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
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#2
IP, USB, and modern equipment?

Confusedhock:

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
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#3
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.
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#4
Digi Etherlite32

32 port serial server.
Mykel Koblenz
Illawarra Smart Home
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#5
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.
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#6
Go wifi for the ourdoor controls - use a GlobalCache iTach wiFi serial unit.
Mykel Koblenz
Illawarra Smart Home
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