How To Connect IP Camera To POE Switch

2022-4-27 22:20:18

In fact, the device terminals that support POE include wireless APs, IP cameras and so on. Then the connection between the terminal and the switch is the network cable. We will divide it into 4 connection methods from whether the terminal switch supports POE.

How To Connect IP Camera To POE Switch

1. Switches and terminals support POE at the same time.

The first case of simultaneous support is the simplest. The POE switch is directly connected to the wireless AP or IP camera that supports POE power supply.

It is necessary to ensure the quality of the network cable, because we have encountered AP or IPC power supply instability due to the poor quality of the network cable.

Another point is that you need to pay attention to see whether the terminal and switch are standard POE equipment, and standard and non-standard cannot be connected and used.

  • The switch supports POE, but the terminal does not support POE.
How To Connect IP Camera To POE Switch

The switch supports POE, but the terminal does not support POE. The other end of the network cable from the switch should be connected to a POE splitter. The POE splitter can divide the transmission signal into data signal and power.

  • The switch does not support POE, and the terminal supports POE.

When the switch does not support POE and the terminal supports POE, the switch needs to be connected to the POE power adaptor, which is the opposite of the splitter. The POE power adaptor can add power to the network cable and transmit signals to the terminal.

4. Neither switches nor terminals support POE.

The switch and terminal do not have POE, just follow the original plan without POE. Since we are talking about POE power supply, even if it is not supported, we are ready to take advantage of the benefits of POE power supply, that is, connect devices at both ends, the switch is connected to the POE power adaptor, the other end of the network cable is connected to the POE splitter, and finally transmitted to the terminal.

The above four situations describe all the scenarios in which POE can be used for power supply. In addition, the selection of POE switches is also very important. A good POE switch can not only stabilize the system, but also facilitate future maintenance and upgrades.