From the source of the signal (i.e., the PPA109s) how many hops can the signal be relayed through the sensors for reliable signal transmission?
The PPA109’s wireless signals can reliably traverse a maximum of 4 hops between devices in a project’s mesh network.
A “hop” refers to the signal jumping from one device to another. For example:
PPA109 >> Light (1 hop)
PPA109 >> Light >> Light 2 (2 hops)
PPA109 >> Light >> Light 2 >> Light 3 (3 hops)
After 4 hops, signal attenuation becomes too high, and relay reliability greatly decreases.
*Design projects so that any device is within 4 hops of a PPA109 or other controller
*Strategically place lights to ensure robust mesh network coverage across the space
*Keep critical control sources like switches/sensors within a 4-hop radius
Following the 4 hop best practice prevents communication breakdowns between devices that are too many relay points apart in the mesh network. This ensures reliable transmission across even large-scale lighting installations.