So I was thinking about how I'm going to power this wall mounted pi and my first thought was to have mains go directly to a plug in usb power adapter. While that would work the solution is a little bit lackluster and kludgy. I realized that while the pi does have wifi on board it may not be the most reliable when built into a wall. Also, because this particular unit is going to remain stationary, there is no reason why I shouldn't just hook it up to ethernet. Thus PoE is probably the best way to go.
I have the following parts on order and will attempt to set it up when they get in.
- ANVISION 48V 0.5A Passive PoE Power Supply Injector
- GEREE Waterproof DC DC Converter Module 8-50V to 5V 3A/15W DC To DC Buck Converter
Those on top of the female ethernet plugs I have should make quick work of my power issues.