I am going to build a stage signalling system for our local amateur dramatics group and will be using an RS485 network. For the network, I will use standard 3 pin XLR microphone cables as we have lots of them. I would prefer that the remote boxes had no mains connection and will probably end up using wall-wart power supplies.
It occurred to me that I might be able to feed phantom power down the RS485 signal lines to the remote boxes, but I don't know how. I 'Googled' on various combinations of 'RS485' and 'phantom power' but came up with nothing useful.
Has anyone out there done such a thing and would be willing to share their experience.
Thanks for reading.