Pros: Small, lightweight, plug and play.<br><br>Seems to be reliable.
Cons: Not easily mounted, no provisions for wall mount. No bracket or mounting holes included.
Overall Review: PoE injectors are a life saver in some environments, allowing one to power PoE enabled cameras, phones, switches, splitters, etc. <br><br>This injector works fine with my network camera (TV-IP572PI).<br><br>Note that this is an active PoE injector. Make sure any devices to be used with this are 802.3af. Passive devices will not work.<br><br>It is nice that this is gigabit capable, which could help if I were running a PoE gigabit switch or a PoE all-in-one computer.<br><br>A CAT 6 cable will work better for longer distance runs since they use 23 AWG wires vs CAT 5's 24 AWG.
Pros: This injector allows you to power PoE devices, such as IP Cameras and commercial wireless access points with ease. I like to have a spare PoE injector handy, in case I need to quickly deploy a WiFi AP to relieve congestion during a meeting or event in an underserved area. I have recently had to deploy a mobile camera to deal with a property theft situation.
In any such case, this PoE injector will certainly get the job done! It has a color-changing LED on it, which will turn green if a PoE device is detected and powered up.
In my testing, this worked great for powering our Arecont Vision IP cameras as well as our Cisco 1242 wireless access points.
Doesn’t seem to get hot at all even when left on for extended periods of time, which is good if you’re going to be deploying yours long term. I left it running an IP camera over the weekend and it was not even warm to the touch on Monday.
Cons: It seems this injector may not be compatible with *every* PoE device. Your mileage may vary. While it did power up our Cisco 1242 wireless access points, our Cisco Aironet 1200 series access points didn’t seem to want to power up while they were plugged into this injector. They do work with all of our PoE switches.
Overall Review: All in all, I’ll be keeping this PoE injector handy for when I need portable PoE in a pinch. It’s very sleek and lightweight, so I would feel good deploying it in a mobile situation where it might be visible to the public.
Pros: Quite small for what it does
Only gets warm to the touch but no over-hot
Simple to use (once you know what it's for)
Simple set up - virtually like plug and play (as it states on the box) if you have the right components (devices that can handle power over an Ethernet port)
Quality in the product - made of great materials
I was able to use this device with an IP camera. I drew about 65 ft worth of cable from the router to the IP Camera and this guy (the TP-LINK TL-PoE150S PoE Injector) powered up the IP camera without any hassles. Now I have an IP camera way in the back of the house where I normally couldn't get power to. The IP Camer is a knockoff brand one that I obtained from my friend. There's not even a brand written on it.
Cons: I would of loved a blinking color LED somewhere on top of the unit so I know that it's working or not.
I would of also liked some holes or even a mounting bracket as I had to just leave it sitting on top of all the insulation in the attic. With the holes or mounting bracket, I could of mounted it to studs in the attic for a cleaner look.
Overall Review: This is a very interesting device. I've never heard of anything like it before until now. Nonetheless, I am impressed and can say that if you need to get power over an Ethernet line to your devices, this is a great product and I'd highly recommend it. It's made of sturdy equipment and with the 2 year 24/7 support, you can't go wrong.
Pros: This has a lot of good qualities about it.
1. Cheap price
2. Solid build quality
3. No setup required, simply plug and play. Worked great with my wireless security camera.
4. Has a 2 year warranty
Cons: See other thoughts for my view about PoE injectors.
Only con I found is that the provided Ethernet cable isn't very long. It's not a big con but just be aware that the cord is about 4 ft long.
Overall Review: I like this product for what it's advertise as. If you don't have any outlet close to your device and want to run just an Ethernet cord to it, then this is great. It delivers power and data thorough one cord. Its great at doing that. That's the only real situation that I can think of where one might want a PoE injector. Most things are wireless now so all you need is a power cord. Generally power cords are closer to devices than Ethernet cables are. So, this product works great for someone who needs power without a power source close to the device. It worked great with my wireless security camera. I unplugged it and it was still getting power and data from the Ethernet cable. This was just for testing as I would prefer to use wireless and find a close power source much easier than running CAT5 cables through my home. Not everyone will need a PoE Injector, but if your in the market for one; this is a nice unit.
Pros: Plug and play - works right out the box.
Quality - I have several TP-Link networking products and all function as well or better than the more expensive brands. I have confidence in TP-Link products.
Paired this with TP-LINK TL-POE10R PoE Splitter. I wanted to mount a IP camera upstairs attic and there was no outlet close enough. It was either running a 20 foot extension cord across the room or PoE and cat-5e. This injector combined with the TP-Link PoE Splitter allows you to install any ethernet device with12v, 9v, or 5v power requirement. I have an older IP Camera with a great picture, but only a 4 foot power cord.
The combination of PoE injector and splitter allowed me to place a camera where I had not power outlet. There is no lag in video even when camera is set to 1280 x 1024 so the PoE does not affect the data bandwidth. Accessed the camera from internet at remote location with good video.
For a single device this is just the ticket. If your camera or AP does not support PoE, adding a PoE splitter will solve that problem.
Cons: Price is a little high if you plan on using multiple PoE injectors. In that case, a PoE switch would be more economical.
I took off 1 egg for price for the simple fact that you can purchase a 4 port PoE switch for about $20 more. Not really a con when you only need 1 PoE connection.
Overall Review: If you have a switch or router that supports PoE, you won't need the splitter. If you have multiple PoE devices, it would make economical sense to use a PoE switch. I only had one device to install so a PoE switch was not necessary. Cat-5e is easy to hide so a long run (50ft) is a big improvement over long extension cord running across the room.
Pair this with a PoE AP and you can extend your network without the bandwidth limitations of wireless. A single Cat-5e or Cat-6 cable can extend your network without unsightly wires running all over the house.
I really like the wired IP camera now and it functions better than the wireless IP cameras. I have 4 wireless IP Cameras. At times, I am unable to capture motion detection because of the wireless bandwidth and limitations of the 2.4ghz signal. I also noticed my wireless cameras do not function well at max resolution when accessing from outside the LAN. I was able to access the PoE wired camera at 1280 x 1024 outside the LAN without freezing or lag in video.
This device has sold me on PoE. More reliable than wireless and much faster when paired with a gigabit router.
Pros: Extremely easy no-brainer install.
Long power cord off the transformer makes it easy to install the device where you want it.
Gigabit speed capabilities are nice, but I haven't been able to utilize the bandwidth fully.
Works really well with my Toshiba pan and tilt network camera. No image loss or quality loss.
The best thing about it is that I no longer have to have a power cord going into the attic along with the ethernet cable. This seems like a safer option by not having the additional power transformer hidden up in the roof.
Overall Review: Like others have stated I would be nice to have a way to mount the box. I decided to use a cable management hook and loop strap to accomplish this.
I don't mind it not blinking when there is data but then again I don't like to have the box visible so I have it mounted.
A surprising side affect of having the power come from a central point is that now I can have the camera hooked up the my large battery backup system.
Pros: Allows me to power my arduino board over 100ft away!
Awesome for deploying DIY circuits to places without power (outside, basement, attic)
No configuration required – just plug and play and its working
No batteries required – can power network camera, phone, and other devices
2 year limited warrantee – parts and labor
Inexpensive – looks like some competitors can charge up to $50 for a similar device
Gigabyte speed – will not be a bottleneck within your network
LED indicator – steady when there is power
Datasheet and manual can be easily found online on TPLink website
Cons: Does warm up – may be problematic over entire lifetime
It is not the cheapest PoE device out there.
This device cannot be used in humid areas of 90%+ humidity.
Overall Review: As other people have pointed out, this device is simple and either works or it doesn’t.
If you have a use for PoE, I would highly recommend this adapter over some kind of DIY hack.
The TP-LINK TL-POE10R PoE Splitter costs less than this, and they seem to do very a similar job.
Only provides one port for PoE – switches can provide an enitre network worth of PoE
Very cool device if you have a use for it. Data and power can live happily on 1 cord.
Well reviewed on sites other than Newegg as well.
Dimensions: (W * D * H) (3.2 * 2.1 * 0.9in.) (80.8 * 54 * 24 mm)
Pros: I needed to install an access point in the ceiling. I was able to use this device to avoid running power just a simple, unobtrusive ethernet cable up into the ceiling.
Tried this PoE injector with a security camera for my father's house. It was simple plug and play. It does its job, simply put.
Runs cool. No fear of fire for the paranoid.
Tested with 6 year old cat cable and along with short and new cables with no problems.
Overall Review: wish it came with a mounting bracket or a way to mount it