Integrating advanced surveillance systems into urban environments demands both exceptional technology and reliable power sources. The Pelco Spectra Enhanced 7 Series cameras offer state-of-the-art surveillance capabilities, providing high-quality images and rapid movement to ensure critical areas are monitored effectively. These cameras need continuous, stable power, especially in locations where traditional power sources may be scarce or unreliable.
Outdoor Surveilllance Cameras on a Pole
Streetlight Power Taps discussed:
- FP289A-120-CNB (240V to 120V AC, 50W, Continuous on tap, 3 pin, 10 ft. cable)
- FP289A-120-CNB-A (240V to 120V AC, 50W, Continuous on tap, 7 pin, 10 ft. cable)
- FP289A-120-CNK (240V to 120V AC, 100W, Continuous on tap, 3 pin, 10 ft. cable)
- FP289A-120-CNK-A (240V to 120V AC, 100W, Continuous on tap, 7 pin, 10 ft. cable)
3 pin power tap - Installs on the topside of luminaire.
Streetlight Power Tap adapters like the FP289A series address this challenge with finesse. Designed to draw power from streetlight circuits, they deliver a consistent 120V AC output suitable for the Pelco cameras. With its easy-to-install design and durable construction, the adapter is an excellent enabler for continuous, high-quality surveillance in public spaces.
Installation of a 3 pin Streetlight Power Tap
A number of streetlight poles typically have 240VAC power available, making them a valuable resource for outdoor installations. Since most ancillary devices are designed for 120VAC operations, the need arises for step-down streetlight power tap. In this article we explore the ease of powering a popular Pelco Spectra surveillance camera from the power available at a streetlight luminaire like the American Electric Lighting ATB0 P201 MVOLT R2 series which works with 240 VAC.
Pelco Spectra Enhanced IR Look Up 7 30X
The Pelco Spectra Enhanced IR Look Up 7 Series - 2 MP 30x Surveillance Camera which can either be powered via:
Power over Ethernet (POE190-BT) - 90W IEEE802.3bt Type 4 GbE 4-Pairs single port midspan indoor injector
DC power (ECPS-48VDC-5A) - 48 VDC Indoor Power Supply
POE190-BT Midspan Injector for Pelco Cameras
Powering the Unit:
Step 1: Mounting the Enclosure
Start by mounting the enclosure near the streetlight pole. This will house your POE injector and other associated video transmission equipment.
Step 2: Connecting the Power Tap
Connect the step-down streetlight power tap to the ANSI receptacle a top the streetlight pole. It installs between the luminaire/ streetlight locking receptacle (ANSI C136.41) and the photocontrol device as shown.
Step 3: Setting Up the POE Injector
Inside the enclosure, install the POE injector. This device is equipped to convert the 120VAC power to Power over Ethernet, which is compatible with your camera.
Step 4: Connecting the Camera
Finally, connect your Pelco Spectra Enhanced IR Look Up 7 Series camera to the POE injector. This will supply the camera with the necessary power for its operation.
With this innovative use of streetlight power, you can provide reliable and efficient power to your Pelco Spectra Enhanced IR Look Up 7 Series camera. This project offers a cost-effective and sustainable solution for outdoor surveillance needs, ensuring that your camera is always ready to capture critical footage.
Harnessing existing power sources like streetlight poles not only reduces installation costs but also contributes to a more environmentally friendly approach to outdoor surveillance. Consider this solution for your next municipal or outdoor security project and enjoy the benefits of a well-powered surveillance system.
The units are available with various cable termination options, the default being a wire end termination. A two pin female receptacle or a mini- link connector can be added on request. Find additional content on tapping power from luminaires here. Feel free to consult our power solutions specialists for your next project, we are always ready to help.