With that I have settled on the Mastervolt Masterbus Distributed Power system. I looking forward to discovering ways I can extend and leverage the functionality provided by this product. I am especially looking forward to ways I can extend the system through any sort of custom components.
With some initial bits installed, examination has revealed the following technical details of the Masterbus system.
- Device communication, over UTP, is CAN based
- CAN components are based on the Microchip PIC18 family of micro-controllers
- The CAN flavor appears to be that of DeviceNet (not 100% sure)
Stay tuned for all the sordid technical details that will be posted "as it happens".