Power

Modified on Mon, 08 May 2023 at 04:34 PM

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Introduction


The bluebot device is powered by a dedicated 10-foot power cable, more specifically a USB-C to standard USA 110VAC power outlet. Due to the power requirements of the Transit-Time Ultrasonic technology used in bluebot, a dedicated power supply is required over batteries. In the future, we are looking into a large battery pack and solar trickle charger--stay tuned.  In addition, dedicated power is better for long-term property management and requires less maintenance. 

Depending on your property and accessibility to power you may need to run a simple extension cord to bring power to bluebot.


If your bluebot will not power up, first confirm the USB-C cable is plugged into wall power and the male end is plugged into the bluebot firmly.

If no power after please Submit a Support Ticket



Frequently Asked Questions


What is the voltage rating?


Answer: Common USA plug outlet, 110VAC


Does the bluebot have a battery?


Answer: No, The bluebot does not have an internal battery or battery system.  Bluebot does have a small battery inside used to manage firmware shutdown and restart processes during power outages.



Does the bluebot record data when the power goes out?


Answer: No, the bluebot requires constant power for operation. 


Can I power bluebot with an extension cord?


Answer: Yes! If bluebot is installed outside, assure the cord is rated for outdoor use. Plug the power cable into the extension cord and you're good to go!


Can I use my own USB-C to 110VAC cord


Answer: No, USB-C plug was designed to plug in firmly (hard press) into the socket on bluebot for an added layer of weather protection.  You can order another 10' cable directly from bluebot.




Technical Specifications


Power Rating5W rated power
Cable Length

10 feet or about 3.048 meters

Cable TypeUSB-C to standard USA 110VAC
Plug TypeType-A or 110VAC
Weather Rating
Year round outdoor rating 

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