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DC power connector for Plusnet Hub One

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enrico94
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DC power connector for Plusnet Hub One

I am trying to construct a backup power supply for my Hub One.

This thread https://community.plus.net/t5/Everything-else/Looking-to-extend-power-supply-of-my-router-but-DC-con... says that the DC connector has 5.5mm outer diameter and 3.1mm inner diameter, which agrees with measurements I've made on the existing power supply connector.

I have searched high and low but can't find that combination (5.5/3.1) on any supplier's website.  3.1mm inner diameter seems to be the oddity, and it usually comes with a 6.3mm outer diameter, not the 5.5mm that the router socket needs.

Has anyone managed to source a DC female plug that will connect to the Hub One power socket?

Many thanks.

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Baldrick1
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Re: DC power connector for Plusnet Hub One

@enrico94 

Your easiest option might be to buy a complete Plusnet Hub One ot BT Home Hub 5 from an auction site and butcher the power supply. They sell for very little money.

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enrico94
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Re: DC power connector for Plusnet Hub One

@Baldrick1 Good idea - and might as well use the BT Home Hub in place of the atrocious Plusnet Hub One while I'm at it! 🙂

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Re: DC power connector for Plusnet Hub One

@enrico94 

The Plusnet Hub One is a rebadged BT Home Hub 5a with tweeked firmware.

If you want something better but still cheap from an auction site then get a BT Smarthub or Smarthub 2

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Re: DC power connector for Plusnet Hub One

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Might this suffice?

4840.1220 SCHURTER Inc. | Connectors, Interconnects | DigiKey

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enrico94
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Re: DC power connector for Plusnet Hub One

Thank you - that looks just the ticket.