I want to make a purchase but I dont have a wall outlet near my panel, how are others powering the unit and ac reference?
You will need a duplex receptacle. If not available, an extension cord or power strip can be used.
I used an Orbit Sprinkler controller box, which includes a duplex outlet. I simply added another 120VAC breaker to my panel and used that to power the Orbit box. Then, inside the Orbit box I simply plugged in my two IoTaWatt power supplies.
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Note: If you’re not experienced regarding adding electrical circuits, it is best to hire a licensed electrician to handle this installation.