PoE Power Supplies – Everything You Need to Know
What is PoE?

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that allows the transmission of electricity and data over a standard Ethernet cable. Thanks to it, it is possible to power network devices. Such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, Wi-Fi access points and many others, without the need for additional power cables.

How does PoE work?

PoE works by using Ethernet cables (Category 5e, 6 or higher cable) to transmit both data and power. A standard Ethernet cable consists of eight wires (four pairs), two of which are used for data transmission, while the remaining pairs can be used for power transmission. In practice, there are two main PoE standards: