11th December 2019


Can PoE damage non PoE devices?

Yes, you can. All EnGenius PoE switches have auto-sensing PoE ports. This means that the PoE port will detect if the connected device is a PoE device or not. Please check if the PoE device is 802.3af or 802.3at compliant to make sure that it is compatible with the EnGenius switch.

Furthermore, how does Power over Ethernet work?

How Power Over Ethernet Works. Many network attached devices, such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, WiFi radios and IP door readers use power over Ethernet (PoE). The network cable transfers both data and power to a device. The device that inserts power onto the Ethernet cable is called an “injector” or “midspan”.

What does Power over Ethernet mean?

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology for wired Ethernet local area networks (LANs) that allows the electrical current necessary for the operation of each device to be carried by the data cables rather than by power cords. Doing so minimizes the number of wires that must be strung in order to install the network.
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