Hardwiring pucks to AC power?

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    Flair Support

    Hi there,

    There is in fact a way to do this on the Puck side. The Puck Door/Wall Mount has a place for the USB cable to exit the Puck and into a wall. 

     

     

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    Flair Support

    Just to add: Before mounting/wiring the unit, we strongly suggest double checking that the IR signal from the Puck is able to hit communicate with the mini split. 

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    Steve Rossi

    If you're doing this near a wall switch you can probably hide the wire in the wall and expose the end of the plug to plug in. I've used these wall-switches which add a usb plug:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072Y2B2P5/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I think electrical code would prohibit you from having the transformer itself inside the wall.  I didn't think about trying to do all the usb wiring internal, but I'll look if I can find either a wall switch or plug that would let you tap power from inside the receptacle box. Chances are you will need a USB extension; the cord included with the pucks only gives you about 37 inches from the puck to the end.

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    Phil

    This is all tremendously helpful, thank you!

    So is the power supply just standard MicroUSB power?  What's the (milli-)amperage requirement for a puck?  If this is the case, I may be able to find a 5V stepdown transformer rated for in-wall use, and make my own MicroUSB plugs.  Or perhaps run low-voltage wiring to a central transformer.

    What is the radius of the puck itself?  (Trying to understand how it will interact with a 1-gang electrical box)

    Thanks,
    Phil

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    Steve Rossi

    The included transformer is 1000mA.

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