Power Draw

MTCDT-246 models

 

MTCDT-H5 with Modem and No Accessory Cards

Radio Protocol Idle Cellular Connection
no data (Amps)
Average Tx Current at Max Power passing data (Amps) Peak Tx Current (Amps)1 Total Inrush Charge (mC)2 Total Inrush Charge Duration(mS)
9.0 Volts
GSM 850 MHz 0.182 0.342 1.12
(pulse avg.)
5.18 9.60
HSDPA 0.208 0.472 0.548 5.18 9.60
12.0 Volts
GSM 850 MHz  0.148 0.268 0.826 4.59 8.58
HSDPA  0.151 0.391 0.460 4.59 8.58
24.0 Volts
GSM 850 MHz  0.099  0.161  0.455 3.68 17.55
HSDPA  0.101  0.214  0.288 3.68 17.55

1Peak Tx Current: The average peak current during a GSM850 transmission burst period or HSDPA connection. The transmission burst duration for GSM850 can vary, depending on what transmission scheme is being deployed (GPRS Class 8, Class 10, GSM, etc.).

2Total Inrush Charge: The total inrush charge at power on expressed in Millicoulombs (mC).

Note: Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. recommends that you incorporate a 10% buffer into the power source when determining product load.


MTCDT-LEU1 with Modem and No Accessory Cards

Radio
Protocol
Idle Cellular
Connection
no data (Amps)
Average Tx
Current at
Max Power
Passing Data
(Amps)1
Peak Tx
Current
(Amps)2
Total Inrush
Charge (mC)3
Total Inrush
Charge
Duration (mS)
9.0 Volts
EGSM 900 MHz 0.178 0.363 1.10 4.87 9.7
LTE 0.192 0.552 0.632 4.87 9.7
12.0 Volts
EGSM 900 MHz 0.140 0.290 0.835 4.2 8.5
LTE 0.151 0.440 0.512 4.2 8.5
24.0 Volts
EGSM 900 MHz 0.093  0.170  0.441 3.65 17.9
LTE 0.102  0.249  0.316 3.65 17.9

1Max Power: The continuous current during maximum data rate with the radio transmitter at maximum power.

2Peak Tx Current: The average peak current during an EGSM900 transmission burst period or LTE connection. The transmission burst duration for EGSM900 can vary, depending on what transmission scheme is being deployed (GPRS Class 8, Class 10, GSM, etc.).

3Total Inrush Charge: The total inrush charge at power on expressed in Millicoulombs (mC).

Note: Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. recommends that you incorporate a 10% buffer into the power source when determining product load.


MTCDT-LAT1 with Modem and No Accessory Cards

Radio
Protocol
Idle Cellular
Connection
no data (Amps)
Average Tx
Current at
Max Power
Passing Data
(Amps)1
Peak Tx
Current
(Amps)2
Total Inrush
Charge (mC)3
Total Inrush
Charge
Duration (mS)
9.0 Volts
GSM 850 MHz 0.180 0.364 1.03 4.43 9.50
LTE 0.188 0.500 0.588 4.43 9.50
12.0 Volts
GSM 850 MHz  0.145 0.288 0.830 4.37 8.5
LTE  0.139 0.390 0.480 4.37 8.5
24.0 Volts
GSM 850 MHz  0.097  0.171  0.460 3.75 18.1
LTE  0.096  0.223  0.300 3.75 18.1

1Max Power: The continuous current during maximum data rate with the radio transmitter at maximum power.

2Peak Tx Current: The average peak current during an GSM850 transmission burst period or LTE connection. The transmission burst duration for GSM850 can vary, depending on what transmission scheme is being deployed (GPRS Class 8, Class 10, GSM, etc.).

3Total Inrush Charge: The total inrush charge at power on expressed in Millicoulombs (mC).

Note: Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. recommends that you incorporate a 10% buffer into the power source when determining product load.


MTCDT-LVW2 with Modem and No Accessory Cards

Radio
Protocol
Idle Cellular
Connection
no data (Amps)
Average Tx
Current at
Max Power
Passing Data
(Amps)1
Peak Tx
Current
(Amps)2
Total Inrush
Charge (mC)3
Total Inrush
Charge
Duration (mS)
9.0 Volts
LTE 0.175 0.482 0.556 4.87 9.7
12.0 Volts
LTE 0.148 0.375 0.499 4.2 8.5
24.0 Volts
LTE 0.100 0.214 0.303 3.65 17.9

1Max Power: The continuous current during maximum data rate with the radio transmitter at maximum power.

2Peak Tx Current: The average peak current during LTE connection. 

3Total Inrush Charge: The total inrush charge at power on expressed in Millicoulombs (mC).

Note: Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. recommends that you incorporate a 10% buffer into the power source when determining product load.


MTCDT-246A — No Modem and No Accessory Cards

Voltage No Connections (Amps)1 Ethernet Connected only (Amps)2 Maximum
Current (Amps)3
Total Inrush Charge (mC)4 Total Inrush
Charge
Duration (mS)
9.0 Volts 0.147 0.155 0.222 3.92 9.7
12.0 Volts 0.124 0.128 0.175 3.26 8.54
24.0 Volts 0.081 0.086 0.114 2.48 14.6

1No Connections: Typical measure performed with the unit powered up only–no connections to the device.

2Ethernet Connected Only: Typical power with Ethernet measured and the device attached to PC with Ethernet cable only.

3Maximum Current: Maximum current measured with Ethernet connected, SD Card, and USB Device actively running read/write script, USB Debug and Host active running find/command.

4Total Inrush Charge: The total inrush charge at power on expressed in Millicoulombs (mC).

Note: Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. recommends that you incorporate a 10% buffer into the power source when determining product load.

 

MTCDT-210 models

MTCDT-H5 with Modem and No Accessory Cards

Radio Protocol Idle Cellular Connection
no data (Amps)
Average Tx Current at Max Power passing data (Amps) Peak Tx Current (Amps)1 Total Inrush Charge (mC)2 Total Inrush Charge Duration(mS)
9.0 Volts
GSM 850 MHz 0.200 0.400 1.200
(pulse avg.)
5.21  8.27
HSDPA 0.198 0.525 0.616 5.21  8.27
12.0 Volts
GSM 850 MHz  0.166 0.323 0.884 4.81 8.26
HSDPA  0.168 0.453 0.540 4.81 8.26
24.0 Volts
GSM 850 MHz  0.099  0.175  0.490 3.99 20.0
HSDPA  0.101  0.245  0.320 3.99 20.0

1Peak Tx Current: The average peak current during a GSM850 transmission burst period or HSDPA connection. The transmission burst duration for GSM850 can vary, depending on what transmission scheme is being deployed (GPRS Class 8, Class 10, GSM, etc.).

2Total Inrush Charge: The total inrush charge at power on expressed in Millicoulombs (mC).

Note: Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. recommends that you incorporate a 10% buffer into the power source when determining product load.


MTCDT-LEU1 with Modem and No Accessory Cards

Radio
Protocol
Idle Cellular
Connection
no data (Amps)
Average Tx
Current at
Max Power
Passing Data
(Amps)1
Peak Tx
Current
(Amps)2
Total Inrush
Charge (mC)3
Total Inrush
Charge
Duration (mS)
9.0 Volts
EGSM 900 MHz 0.242 0.435 1.33 5.21 8.27
LTE 0.256 0.615 0.704 5.21 8.27
12.0 Volts
EGSM 900 MHz 0.192 0.340 0.931 4.81 8.26
LTE 0.203 0.468 0.512 4.81 8.26
24.0 Volts
EGSM 900 MHz 0.104  0.189  0.493 3.99 20.0
LTE 0.115  0.245  0.312 3.99 20.0

1Max Power: The continuous current during maximum data rate with the radio transmitter at maximum power.

2Peak Tx Current: The average peak current during an EGSM900 transmission burst period or LTE connection. The transmission burst duration for EGSM900 can vary, depending on what transmission scheme is being deployed (GPRS Class 8, Class 10, GSM, etc.).

3Total Inrush Charge: The total inrush charge at power on expressed in Millicoulombs (mC).

Note: Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. recommends that you incorporate a 10% buffer into the power source when determining product load.


MTCDT-LAT1 with Modem and No Accessory Cards

Radio
Protocol
Idle Cellular
Connection
no data (Amps)
Average Tx
Current at
Max Power
Passing Data
(Amps)1
Peak Tx
Current
(Amps)2
Total Inrush
Charge (mC)3
Total Inrush
Charge
Duration (mS)
9.0 Volts
GSM 850 MHz 0.200 0.436 1.20 6.4 8.50
LTE 0.201 0.525 0.588 6.4 8.50
12.0 Volts
GSM 850 MHz  0.163 0.335 0.915 5.18 8.2
LTE  0.164 0.410 0.480 5.18 8.2
24.0 Volts
GSM 850 MHz  0.094  0.186  0.440 4.12 11.8
LTE  0.095  0.225  0.300 4.12 11.8

1Max Power: The continuous current during maximum data rate with the radio transmitter at maximum power.

2Peak Tx Current: The average peak current during an GSM850 transmission burst period or LTE connection. The transmission burst duration for GSM850 can vary, depending on what transmission scheme is being deployed (GPRS Class 8, Class 10, GSM, etc.).

3Total Inrush Charge: The total inrush charge at power on expressed in Millicoulombs (mC).

Note: Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. recommends that you incorporate a 10% buffer into the power source when determining product load.


MTCDT-LVW2 with Modem and No Accessory Cards

Radio
Protocol
Idle Cellular
Connection
no data (Amps)
Average Tx
Current at
Max Power
Passing Data
(Amps)1
Peak Tx
Current
(Amps)2
Total Inrush
Charge (mC)3
Total Inrush
Charge
Duration (mS)
9.0 Volts
LTE 0.205 0.550 0.620 6.28 8.28
12.0 Volts
LTE 0.161 0.414 0.500 5.15 8.43
24.0 Volts
LTE 0.096 0.227 0.300 2.75 7.43

1Max Power: The continuous current during maximum data rate with the radio transmitter at maximum power.

2Peak Tx Current: The average peak current during LTE connection. 

3Total Inrush Charge: The total inrush charge at power on expressed in Millicoulombs (mC).

Note: Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. recommends that you incorporate a 10% buffer into the power source when determining product load.


MTCDT-210A — No Modem and No Accessory Cards

Voltage No Connections (Amps)1 Ethernet Connected only (Amps)2 Maximum
Current (Amps)3
Total Inrush Charge (mC)4 Total Inrush
Charge
Duration (mS)
9.0 Volts 0.151 0.168 0.265 2.37 1.05
12.0 Volts 0.130 0.139 0.204 3.4 8.24
24.0 Volts 0.080 0.086 0.114 2.8 22.7

1No Connections: Typical measure performed with the unit powered up only–no connections to the device.

2Ethernet Connected Only: Typical power with Ethernet measured and the device attached to PC with Ethernet cable only.

3Maximum Current: Maximum current measured with Ethernet connected, SD Card, and USB Device actively running read/write script, USB Debug and Host active running find/command.

4Total Inrush Charge: The total inrush charge at power on expressed in Millicoulombs (mC).

Note: Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. recommends that you incorporate a 10% buffer into the power source when determining product load.

 

Accessory Cards

 

MTAC-LoRa Power Draw

MTAC-MFSER Power Draw

MTAC-GPIO Power Draw

MTAC-ETH Power Draw