I have a 1-Wire interface and would like to get some input from other 1-wire users on how they are planning to expand this network, what wiring, how many sensors, types of sensors and parasitic or separate power.
So far I have Cat5e run throughout my house and therefore I was thinking of using 4 of the 8 wires for any POTS (telephone) network which leaves 4 for something else. I was planning to dedicate 2 or 3 to 1-wire.
All these Cat5e runs terminate at a patch panel in my basement where I have dedicated 8 ports to connecting the same coloured wires together. My sensors would give me temperature for Bed1, Bed2, Bed3, Main Bath, Living Room, Family Room, Garage, Pool, 3 season room. I am thinking with this many sensors over a distance I am going to need seperate power and not parasitic power - anyone any experience?