Connecting to IEEE 802.3at/af Compliant Devices
Because of having the capability of IEEE 802.3at/802.3af Power over Ethernet, the POE-163 can directly be connected to any IEEE 802.3at/802.3af end-nodes such as PTZ (Pan, Tilt & Zoom) network cameras, PTZ speed dome, color touch-screen Voice over IP (VoIP) telephones and multi-channel wireless LAN access points where the IEEE 802.3at/802.3af In-line Power over Ethernet port is supported.
• 2-port RJ-45 interfaces
- 1-port Data + Power output
- 1-port Data input
• 1 AC 100-240V input power socket
Power over Ethernet
• 1-port Gigabit High Power over Ethernet Mid-Span PSE
• IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus compliant
• Backward compatible with IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet
• Supports PoE Power up to 30 watts for PoE port
• Up to 1 IEEE 802.3at devices powered
• Provides DC 53V power over RJ-45 Ethernet cable to device with Ethernet port
• Auto-detection of PoE IEEE 802.3at/af equipment and devices from being damaged by incorrect installation
• Remote power feeding up to 100m
• All-in-one design with internal power supply
• Compact size plastic case
• LED indicators for Power LED and Active LED (PoE ready / In-use)
Works To a Point
This review is from: Planet POE-163 IEEE 802.3at Gigabit High Power over Ethernet Injector (Mid-Span)
Pros: HPOE - 30 watts is much more useful for devices such as security cameras and other higher draw devices.
Cons: Large transformer - unnecessarily large transformer.
Other Thoughts: This unit did its job however. THe specification for HPOE is still slightly debated. The documentation doesn't give clear detail about the wire resistance or technical info about what cables are necessary to carry the voltage... in my implementation, I wanted the Cat5 to be 50m... the HPOE worked in the test environment when the cable length was 3meters. When the extra distance was added the PTZ Camera wouldn't work. Ultimately I had to run a power cable to the camera location. In this case, my PTZ camera was drawing 33watts, 10% over the 802.3at spec (which is technically 29.3 watts at 100m). Also - the splitters at the other end... be careful not to attempt using generic 802.3af (standard POE) or they will get very hot over time and likely die an early life. Use high quality cabling. The new cisco HPOE Ultimate (60watts) is very interesting technology to be watching at this time tho extremely expensive.
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