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Powering Remote PGXL, TGXL

I would like to use a Digital Loggers multi-outlet power switch to remotely turn power on and off to PGXL and TGXL. Can PGXL be left on and safely turned on and off by turning the 240V supply on and off? The TGXL is powered by a 14V linear supply that has a separate switch to turn current on to the TGXL after its power supply is turned on. Can I safely leave the TGXL power switch on?

Larry, K4KGG

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  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    Answer ✓

    The way the PGXL was designed is very similar to the way your TV was designed. When you put the TGXL into standby, it powers everything down other than 1 little device to monitor the network. It is the power controller and it listens for an ON command on the LAN. That is the same as moving it from Standby to Operate.

    In Standby, the power consumption is about the same as a normal TV.

    But, yes, you can also turn off the 240V but make sure that you turn off 'both sides' of the 240 volt AC supply. This is the 2 HOT leads. You do not have to turn off the Neutral.

    When you turn on the 240VAC, the PGXL will come up in StandBy mode.

    Yes, you can leave the power switch on 100% of the time. I have been operating mine remotely for years in this way.


  • Lawrence Libsch
    Lawrence Libsch Member ✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the advice on remoting the PGXL.

    What about the TGXL? My setup powers up a linear 13 volt power supply and then separately and secondly switches the power from the linear power supply on to the TGXL. If I do this can I leave switch on the back of the TGXL on?

    Larry, K4KGG

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    Answer ✓

    Remotely, I always suggest you are able to run off and on things for remote debugging/rebooting.

    The TGXL actually wants a voltage higher than 15V (it says 15V on it). When supplied with less and a slow startup, the fans can get stuck on.

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