What is Nature Phone?
The Nature Phone is a custom designed Internet appliance that
will collect audio information from four 90 degree quadrants. It incorporates a small, low powered and light weight PC.
The most important feature of this PC is that it does not have a fan that would interfere with the audio reception of the microphone array.
The second most important feature is that this PC with USB sound adapters consumes only 45 Watts of power.
This appliance is weatherized and is designed for outdoor use. It will provide high quality sound surveillance.
If the PC is powered with DC 12V, it will draw about 4.0 amps of power.
If the PC is powered by the power adapter with AC 120V, it will draw about 0.4 amps of power.
The AC adapter that comes with this PC will operate from 100 to AC 240V and will operate at 50Hz or 60Hz.
24 gauge copper wire in an enclosure is rated for 2.1 amps of current.
In other words very small copper wire can be used to connect the AC power to this device.