5V 2000mA AC/DC power adapter in attic with summer temps

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Old 07-19-14, 09:21 AM
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Question 5V 2000mA AC/DC power adapter in attic with summer temps

I want to plug in and use a 5V 2000mA AC/DC power adapter in my attic but I'm concerned about the temperature. I'm in southeastern NC and my attic was 100 degrees when it was around 85 outside the other day so I would expect the near 100 degree days that we get to push the attic near the 120 degree range.

I've tried looking online but I haven't found anything that would give me any kind of information. I don't want to plug in a simple low voltage power adapter in my attic and come back later to a pile of ashes where my house used to be.
 
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Old 07-19-14, 09:25 AM
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I'd be more worried about what it was powering in 100 heat.
 
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Old 07-19-14, 09:33 AM
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it's a cell phone antenna booster but it's actually going to be mounted on the interior home side that is climate controlled because it's max listed operating temp is 105.

So antenna is mounted in the attic

Coax runs from antenna down to back side of sheetrock coax wall plate box.

cell phone booster antenna is on the climate controlled interior side with coax plugged into interior side of wall plate

What I want to do is just plug the AC adapter into my existing attic outlet but I'm concerned about the temp.
 
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Old 07-19-14, 09:42 AM
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Low voltage cable isn't usually rated to be run inside walls. You need to install a 120v receptacle in the equipment space.
 
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There isn't a need to run down through any walls for my situation. It's literally the other side of a single piece of sheetrock so from where it is to where I need it is a half inch. The difference of course is that one side of that piece of sheetrock is a different temperature than the other side of that piece of sheetrock.
 
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It's literally the other side of a single piece of sheetrock so from where it is to where I need it is a half inch.
If the receptacle is that close to where it needs to be then simply install a new receptacle in the equipment space and connect it to the attic receptacle.
 
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Thanks, that sounds like the best plan.
 
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Let us know if you have anymore questions.
 
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Old 07-19-14, 02:12 PM
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Are you on Verizon or AT&T?
 
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