Power over Ethernet – Standards and applications
Increased energy efficiency has become a common consideration when developing just about any new electrical product. These technologies include lighting systems, access control, security systems with cameras, computers, access points for wireless networks and more. Where dozens, hundreds or even thousands of powered devices are active at a company site, reducing energy consumption (saving money) is typically a priority.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows devices to be powered over 4 pair category cables. Such cables are increasingly being installed to provide power and control to devices requiring up to 100 watts of power. Though it is extremely cost effective to utilize Category cables for powering devices, there are a number of factors that must be considered to ensure the cables will effectively and safely accommodate the type of PoE being utilized.
In Hitachi Cable America (HCA)'s white paper, explore types of PoE, factors when selecting cable, capacity and heat generation, installation type and more. For a full look at the cabling requirements of your PoE solution, download the white paper and learn more about cabling capacities and recommendations.