PoE, also known as Power over Ethernet, renders network cables to provide both data transmission and power supply for PoE-enabled devices, which knocks out a mass of power cords during the network development. PoE also offers more flexibility for networking and simplifies the installation of devices like IP camera and wireless access point. To build a network with PoE technology, PoE switch is an essential part of this process. Nowadays, an 8 port PoE switch is popular with many users. In this article we mainly introduce FS 8 port PoE switch S1130-8T2F and relevant connection with IP camera.
Overview of FS 8 Port PoE Switch S1130-8T2F
FS S1130-8T2F 8 port PoE+ managed switch comes with 8 10/100/1000Base-T RJ45 Ethernet ports, 1 console port and 2 Gigabit SFP ports. It is compliant with IEEE 802.3af/at which can supply a maximum amount of power to 30 watts. With fanless design, this 8 port PoE switch features superior performance in silent operation and stability. Furthermore, FS S1130-8T2F 8 port PoE switch can supply power to support various PoE devices such as weather-proof IP cameras, Wireless APs and IP telephones.
How to Connect FS 8 Port PoE Switch with IP Camera?
Currently, it is common and popular to use 8 port PoE switch for IP security cameras to ensure the safety of people and places. Here are the detailed steps to connect FS S1130-8T2F 8 port PoE switch with IP camera:
Step1: Connect power cable to FS S1130-8T2F 8 port PoE switch and the other end of this power cable needs to be plugged into a power outlet or surge protector so as to power on the switch;
Step2: Connect IP camera to port 1-8 on the FS S1130-8T2F by using an Ethernet cable;
Step3: Connect router to the LAN port of FS S1130-8T2F 8 port PoE switch by using an Ethernet cable;
Step4: Plug NVR into the router to ensure local monitoring and remote view.
Why to Choose FS 8 Port PoE Switch S1130-8T2F?
In the first place, FS S1130-8T2F 8 port PoE switch is a fully managed L2/L3 PoE+ switch that supports both web management interface and CLI command which allow users to manage the switch down to the port level in an user-friendly way. Moreover, as a managed switch, it enables to have more control over the network as well as all traffic that moves through the device. In the next place, with the preponderance of quietness and energy efficiency, it is an eco-friendly solution for home, office network and server room. Then, it also becomes a professional solution for PoE based surveillance and WAP since it is durable and reliable in networking environment.
FS S1130-8T2F 8 port PoE switch provides a simple and cost-effective wiring solution to power IP cameras. For some IP camera security systems, using PoE switches can expand the system to the maximum number of cameras. The process to connect PoE switch with IP camera is also simple. In general, with regard to smaller network, 8 port PoE switch is very popular. For larger network or enterprise network, 24 port PoE switch or 48 port PoE switch will be more practical. FS provides managed PoE switches with 8 ports, 24 ports and 48 ports for different devices and applications. If you have any demand, FS is your proper choice.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that enables electrical current to be transmitted over standard Ethernet network cables rather than traditional power cords. By operating power and data transmission over a single Ethernet cable, PoE has achieved popularization in a variety of applications, such as IP cameras, IP phones and Wireless Access Points. However, if there is no right PoE cabling, PoE can encounter cable heating and connectivity issues which will adversely affect the transmission performance from PoE switch to these devices and in reverse. So in this article, we will discuss some considerable factors and FS product recommendations related with PoE cabling.
Figure1: PoE technology applications—PoE switch connecting to IP phones, APs and IP cameras by Ethernet cable
Importance of the Right PoE Cabling
Heat generation in cable bundles is one of the biggest issues that affect PoE performance. When power is added to balanced twisted-pair cabling, the copper conductors generate heat and then temperature rises. In the meanwhile, high temperature will bring about higher insertion loss and shorten permissible cable lengths in result. Due to more power dissipation in cabling, bit error rate and power costs increase consecutively. A proper and right PoE cabling with PoE switch becomes especially crucial to the network quality and reliability.
Cabling Considerations for PoE Switch
According to the above introduction, we have known the importance of right PoE cabling. Now, some cabling considerations with PoE switch are suggested to help lower cabling temperature.
- Category Cabling
Higher category-rated cable typically means larger gauge size. When power currents increase, these larger conductors can perform better than smaller cable. For instance, with larger gauge size, Cat6a can reduce resistance and keep power waste to a minimum degree as it has a lower temperature increase compared to smaller gauge Cat5e. This advantageous performance will create additional flexibility with larger bundle sizes, closed installation conditions and higher ambient temperatures.
- Cable Structure
Copper cable can be divided into UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) and STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) cable based on cable structure. Cables with metallic or foil shields, like STP cables are proved to dissipate more heats than UTP (Unshielded Twisted Paired) cables. If possible, choosing a Cat6a STP cable with a foil shield around each pair which can dissipate more heats than Cat5e UTP cable.
- Installation Configuration
Cables plugged into PoE switch in the middle of the bundle always heat up more than those toward the outer layer of the bundle since they have difficulty in radiating heat out into the environment. Therefore, separating large cable bundles into smaller ones or avoiding tight bundles will help reduce temperature rise. On the other hand, enclosed conduit can contribute to heat issue. To use ventilated cable trays would get better airflow.
FS PoE Switches & Ethernet Cables Solution
When it comes to PoE cabling, we will need PoE gigabit switch and Ethernet cables to construct a network. For PoE switch, FS offers fully managed PoE switches with SFP/SFP+ ports, which deliver robust performance for increasing networks. The details of FS PoE switches are listed as below.
As for small-sized families or networks, an 8 port PoE switch is adequate, such as S1130-8T2F (130W) or S1250-8T2F (250W). While for larger enterprises or businesses, a 24 or 48 port PoE switch would be better, like S1400-24T4F, S1600-24T4F or S1600-48T4S. For Ethernet cables, FS also provides various types of cables including Cat6a, Cat6, Cat5e and Cat7 Ethernet patch cables to satisfy your cabling solution demands.
Figure 2: FS PoE switches
Choosing the right and proper PoE cabling is essential. The cabling you choose decides how fast your network can be. And whether PoE devices can operate well depend on three parameters, including category cabling, cable structure and installation configuration. For cabling equipment, FS provides varieties of PoE switches and high quality Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a and Cat7 PoE cables with shielded or unshielded type. If you need to build PoE connections, FS is a good choice.
Power over Ethernet, or PoE, is a time-saving and money-saving technology that distributes power and data safely over an Ethernet cable to a targeted network or device. In the current market, if you take notice of switch types, you will find that there are PoE switch and also PoE+ switch. But what are their distinctions? How much do you know about them? In this article we have rounded up some knowledge to help you better understand PoE switch, PoE+ switch and their respective benefits according to different applications.
PoE vs PoE+ Technology
PoE was firstly defined in IEEE802.3af standard and upgraded to IEEE802.3at which is known as PoE+. PoE switches utilize PoE standard that can supply a maximum of 15.4 watts of DC power per port. While IEEE802.3at increases the maximum amount of power to 30 watts. However, some power will be lost over the length of cable. The minimum guaranteed power available at the PD (powered device) is 12.95 watts per port for PoE and 25.5 watts per port for PoE+.
- Can PoE Devices Work Over PoE+ Ports, or Vice Versa?
The PoE+ standard provides support for legacy PoE devices, meaning that an IEEE802.3af powered device (PD) can operate regularly when connected to IEEE802.3at (PoE+) power sourcing equipment (PSE). But PoE+ PDs require more power than PoE PSEs can provide, PoE PSEs can only supply power to PoE PDs in consequence.
PoE Switch vs PoE+ Switch: What Is the Difference?
The main difference between PoE switch and PoE+ switch lies on the electrical power that each can carry or supply to the connected devices. PoE+ PSEs can provide almost twice as much power than PoE PSEs over the Cat5 cabling. The Max. power consumption of PoE switch is smaller than that of PoE+ switches. What is more, PoE+ power sourcing equipment provides 42.5 to 57 Vdc– an increased and much tightened range compared to 37 to 57 Vdc for PoE. Below is the detailed differences between PoE switch and PoE+ switch.
|Max. Power to PD||12.95 Watts||25.50 Watts|
|Max. Power Delivered to Switch||15.40 Watts||30.00 Watts|
|Max. Power Consumption||130W||250W|
|Voltage Range to PD||37.0-57.0V||42.5-57.0V|
PoE Switch vs PoE+ Switch: Selection Dilemma?
Many users may run into this problem. Should I choose PoE or PoE+ switch?
- When to Choose PoE Switch
PoE switch provides enough power for most wireless access points, such as surveillance cameras and IP phones. Therefore, if your office is equipped with PoE switch and you are not planning to add high-end systems, then you probably don’t need a PoE+ switch. PoE switch is the simple choice for those who look for an easy setup for basic networking, which uses standard copper Ethernet cables, making it as simple as setting up a regular network. In addition, the price of it is more cheaper and affordable than a PoE+ switch.
- When to Choose PoE+ Switch
If you want to invest in modern and advanced technological systems like VoIP, IP Cameras, Video Conferencing System (VCS) and etc, you should go for PoE+ switch. It provides dynamic power allocation, optimized power distribution and supreme power-supply utilization. IEEE standards require that PoE+ utilizes a Cat5 cable only which lowers the chance of possible impedance and reduces power dissipation.
PoE switch and PoE+ switch rationalize both of the processes of powering and providing data to the devices, which make them become straightforward and reliable equipment. In a word, for home network, a simple and cost-effective PoE is adequate. For business network, the PoE+ can support a more complete range of network devices. For more reliable 24 port PoE switch and 48 port PoE switch, FS would be a good choice.
With further enhancement of safety consciousness from general public, IP cameras are widely used in areas like schools, enterprises, public areas and even families. Using a PoE switch for IP security cameras to ensure the safety of people and business is a common and popular behavior nowadays. In this article we will intend to explore the advantages of using a PoE switch and help you choose a proper PoE switch for IP cameras as well.
Figure1: PoE switch application
Benefits of PoE Switch for IP Cameras
When talking about PoE technology, some users may think that it is dispensable to buy a PoE switch with a relatively high price since a PoE injector can also achieve power supply and even space saving for IP cameras. But the reality is that if you have many PoE-enabled devices like 10 IP cameras, it is the optimal choice to use a PoE switch. In addition, it also provide the following benefits for IP cameras:
- Easy Management and Low Cost
A PoE managed switch allows the power supply for each camera to be controlled remotely from any point in IP camera systems. It greatly benefits users to reboot those non-responding IP cameras without going to the camera’s location and therefore achieve cost and labor savings.
- Long Runs
IP cameras can be installed anywhere no matter they are located in the far-field region or near-field region. The distance of running PoE IP camera can be up to 100m with a single Cat5e cable. Certainly, if longer runs are required, PoE repeaters may be needed.
- Resilience to Power Failure
In general, all IP cameras are powered from one switch. So it can ensure continual surveillance in the case of a power cut if you attach a central UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) to the PoE switch.
Necessary Considerations When Choosing PoE Switch for IP Cameras
PoE switches come in different sizes, features and functions, so choosing a proper switch to match IP cameras sometimes constitutes a daunting task. Below we will introduce some essential considerations for your reference.
- Port Count
According to the number of PoE-enabled devices, you need to decide how many ports of switch you need. This is a basic consideration when buying a PoE switch. To choose the switch that has larger PoE ports than your device number which is for your future-proofing upgrade. In a general way, 8 port PoE switch is suitable for small-sized families, while 48 port PoE switch can meet demands of larger businesses.
- Unmanaged or Managed
For managed PoE switch, they enable network administrators to check the quality of the network copper cables linked to each switch port so as to help administrators to have a good command of the whole network.
- IP Camera Power Consumption
Network designers need to know the power consumption for each switch port. It helps users to know how many IP cameras can be used. Since the power consumption of IP camera varies from type to type, it is important to know power budget of PoE managed switches so as to ensure the normal work of IP cameras.
PoE managed switch provides a simple and cost-effective wiring to power IP cameras. Choosing a suitable one is not a simple work, and this article explores several considerations when buying a PoE switch for IP cameras. For PoE managed switches with 8 port, 24 port and 48 port to apply to different IP camera security systems, FS is your good choice.