Topic: "Hardware Status" in NION
I have spoken with a couple of system integrators in the past couple of days who have had issues with the +/- 24V rails in their NION systems.
One fellow has a voltage of +24.9V on his +24V rail, and occasionally it bumps up to +25V. When it bumps up to +25V, his system restarts. He has Nio 8i cards in his system and will not be using the phantom power required for microphones.
Another fellow has the opposite problem. He starts with +22.5V on his +24V rails and upon loading 8 phantom power hungry microphones on it, the voltage will drag down low enough to restart his system. He measured the phantom power current required by the microphones to be about 7mA each. While this is more current than would be preferred, he should be able to run 8 of these microphones between two input cards. Our CAB 8i devices are handling this with no complaints, but the NION just can't seem to hack it.
So, this brings me to my question... Would there be the possibility of adding adjustments to the limits in the monitoring software that would allow for the possibility of tweaking the drop-dead points to make up for what appears to be manufacturing tolerances? Perhaps these adjustments could be buried in the NioNode Web Interface somewhere on an advanced page?
In a somewhat related question to the issues of the customers... How much phantom power should one expect to be able to draw from the NION? Is it limited by the card slot, riser card, voltage multiplier, power supply, or something else?
Many thanks for any thoughts on this topic.
Burnt Orange Studios