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Managing a large number of actuators with xbee

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Hello, I want to control about 800 actuators but if i use XBee ZB 2 firmware, a coordinator can support 10 end devices, and a router can support 12 end devices. Then I have to install about 80 router, more or less.

How I can do? without using many routers.

Thanks,
Regards.
asked Aug 27, 2013 in ZigBee PRO Featureset (and legacy ZNet 2.5) by infochstr New to the Community (1 point)

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If you have wall power running to the devices you can just run all the radios as routers. The end point firmware is only needed if you are having the node sleep.
You could also use a different radio like the XBee Digimesh 2.4 or XBee 802.15.4
answered Aug 27, 2013 by jeremy Veteran of the Digi Community (471 points)
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hello, thanks for reply. If I use the xbee how router, the consumption increases a lot? Because I not have wall power.
I have questions with the other solutions. With xbee Digimesh, all devices are routers,then, a node can wake up wirelessly?. In xbee zb I can wake a node if this sleeping 30 seconds.
In XBee 802.15.4 there is no router and I have to cover a big area. How many nodes can support XBee 802.15.4?

Thanks,
Regards.
answered Aug 28, 2013 by infochstr New to the Community (1 point)
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