Datto Networking: Understanding Power over Ethernet (PoE) injectors

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This article explains the function of, and use cases for, PoE injectors in the Datto Networking environment

Environment

  • Datto Networking

Answer

A Power over Ethernet injector is a modular power supply that provides PoE functionality on a network with a non-PoE switch. If your network switches do not have Power over Ethernet capability, you will need a PoE injector to power Datto Networking access points.

PoE injectors are available through Datto. Older PoE modules may not work with current Datto Networking equipment.

PoE injectors must conform to IEEE 802.3af/at standard to successfully power Datto Access Points.

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: Open Mesh 802.3af/at PoE Injector (click to enlarge)


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