What Type of PoE Should I Use for the Access Points

Modified on Mon, 15 May 2023 at 09:50 AM

PoE (Power over Ethernet) is a technology that allows both Power and Ethernet to be shared over a single Ethernet cable. This allows for simpler installations only requiring a single cable to be installed for each AP.


Types of PoE

There are different types of PoE and a few standards used. We currently recommend PoE+ adapters. 

  • PoE Injectors (Adapters) are devices that you can use with a standard networking switch, that has its own AC plug/interface. With these small devices, you connect the PoE injector to your network with a standard Ethernet Cable, and from the PoE out port, connect your AP device.
  • PoE capable switches can be more convenient, and provide a cleaner installation experience. PoE switches allow to use a single cable connecting the switch and access point and don't require the need for additional PoE injectors
    Alta Poe Switches coming soon!

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