Relocating Sensor and Power resource issue

Hello, I am a new user for the PA II senor. I have temporarily set up my sensor 6 feet from my office window and I dont like the looks of the black power cord expose on my white exterior wall and want to move it to the new location that I will need to add an extension cord. Did any of you added an extension cord to move the sensor to another that is less than 100 feet. more likely about 40 to 50 feet from my office window. Maybe Purple Air company can make 50 feet power cord instead of 17 feet?

Hello CDVTA. I was in the same basic situation…had to move my sensor off the porch location (which was near a plug) to its permanent location under the rafters (no plugs). In my situation, I had a POE network switch somewhat close by for other stuff so I used 1 POE port with a POE splitter, which takes the power out of the RJ45 and adapts it to the USB connector the sensor requires. The power requirement for these sensors is extremely low so there’s more than enough power in the POE connection to run the sensor. No cords running up the wall, everything tucked under the rafters out of sight, so it was a clean install. Attached a picture of the final resting spot.

Unsure if this is something you could use but I wanted to put it out there as a possible solution, since you were worried about cords, looks, etc. Good luck! Kurt


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Hello Kurt… Just being a newbie around here wirth the sensor. What is POE? and where i can find more information about POE splitter and port.