Demonstration of a Cisco SPA504G IP Phone on AREDN Mesh Using Battery Power

Parts list:

  • TP-Link CPE610 Dish with POE adapter connected to a local ARDEN MESH AP over RF
  • TP-Link TL-SG105E Managed Switch
  • Cisco SPA504G IP Phone
  • Generic 150w DC to AC converter
  • Duracell 7aH AGM 12v DC Battery

The video shows direct dialing via IP address. No PBX or external internet is needed for point to point connections as long as both nodes are connected to the same greater ARDEN mesh nework. Also, there are various ways to power up the devices. I chose the simple route of using existing AC adapters plugged into a DC to AC converter. You can probably figure out a way to have this all on 12V power! You don’t need a laptop for this all to work but the laptop is handy to ensure the connection to the ARDEN mesh is good.