Datto Networking: D200 Router passive Power Over Ethernet (PoE) ports

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This article describes the passive power over Ethernet (PoE) ports on D200-series routers 

Environment

  • Datto D200 Routers

Description

The Datto D200's LAN 3 and LAN 4 ports provide 24V passive PoE, which is disabled by default. When you enable PoE on these ports in Datto Network Manager, they will always provide 24V power, no matter what device is connected. 

Why passive POE?

  • Passive PoE costs less.
  • Passive PoE is simpler to support in the D200's small device footprint.
  • Since Datto AP42, and AP62 Access Points also support passive PoE, it is a simple way to connect and power WiFi from the D200.

PoE port considerations

Connecting an 802.3af/at device to the LAN 3 and LAN 4 ports on the D200 can damage the port on the device.
  • You should only connect devices that accept 24V Passive PoE to these ports.
  • Be sure the PoE function is disabled on these ports unless you are connecting them to a Datto Access Point port that accepts 24V Passive PoE.

The following Datto Access Points models accept 24V passive PoE:

  • AP42
  • AP62

20180426_145554_001.jpgFigure 1: The passive PoE ports on Datto Access Points (click to enlarge)


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