The POE-176-95—Single-Port—95 watt—802.3bt PoE++ Injector

Do you need a PoE injector?

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that delivers both power and data via a single twisted-pair Ethernet cable. This technology is a flexible, reliable, safe, and cost-effective power solution.

PoE injectors connect a PoE-enabled powered device (PD) to non-PoE power sourcing equipment (PSE). To be more specific, a PoE injector is used to connect PDs such as wireless access points (WAPs), IP phones, and security cameras to a non-PoE PSE such as a standard network switch. As PoE switches are pricey, the PoE injector is a simple (plug-and-play), less expensive alternative.

Bottom line: If your PoE switch is non-PoE capable, you will need another way to power your PoE devices: a PoE switch or a PoE injector. The PoE injector is a more cost effective solution.

POE-176-95 Features

The Advanced Features of Planet’s POE-176-95 Injector 

1) Multi-Gigabit

This advanced single-port PoE injector delivers a maximum power output of up to 95 watts (W) over Ethernet cables. Further, the POE-176-95 PoE Injector is designed to handle vast amounts of data transmission and is equipped with two 10M/100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10GBASE-T RJ45 copper interfaces.

2) IEEE 802.3bt (Hi-PoE) Standard

Standard PoE injectors deliver power over two-pair unshielded twisted pairs (UTP). Because the POE-176-95 PoE Injector adopts the IEEE 802.3bt (Hi-PoE) standard, it provides up to 95W of power by using all four pairs of a standard CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable up to a distance of 100 meters. With this new four-pair system, the POE-176-95 offers even more PoE applications, such as:

  • All-in-One (AIO) touch PC
  • PoE lighting
  • PoE PTZ speed dome camera
  • Remote digital signage display
  • Thin-client
  • Any network device that needs higher PoE power to work 

POE-176-95 PoE Pairs

3) Intelligent LED Indicator for PoE Mode

When the POE-176-95 is switched to the Force mode, it provides any PDs that do not fully follow the IEEE 802.3af/at/bt standards up to a maximum of 60W of power. 

4) Real-Time PoE Usage Monitoring

The POE-176-95 has a PoE Power Usage display on its front panel. This feature enables network administrators to monitor the power usage status of connected PDs in real-time.

POE-176-95 PoE Power Usage

5) Compact All-in-One Design

The POE-176-95 PoE Injector comes in a compact metal housing with:

  • One 52-56 volt (V) DC input power jacket
  • One power LED
  • One PoE-in-use LED
  • Two RJ45 ports on the side panel: an Ethernet port and an Ethernet + DC port

6) Environmental Specs

  • Operating temperature: 0 to 50°C
  • Storage temperature: -10 to 70°C
  • Operating humidity: 5 to 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • Storage humidity: 5 to 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)

7) Quick and Easy Installation

The POE-176-95 is simple to install. Just plug in the Ethernet cables and DC power cord, and this top-of-the-line PoE injector will provide high-speed network communication with no need for software configuration.

In addition, you will be free of power outlet location restrictions as PoE, in general, eliminates the need for electrical outlets or any additional AC wiring, thus, reducing the number of cables needed, the installation time, and the cost.

Finally, the POE-176-95 is backward compatible with both 802.3af and 802.3at IEEE standards. It is capable of powering low-power PDs (such as static surveillance cameras, VoIP phones, and alarm systems) in addition to the PoE PDs that require power stronger than 30W.

POE-176-95 Application Diagram

A Word About Power

Three different IEEE standards define four types of PoE. Here is a brief rundown:

  • Type 1 (802.3af): Simply referred to as PoE, this basic PoE standard supplies up to 15.4W of DC power over two of the four pairs in 10/100/1000BSE-T networks.
  • Type 2 (802.3at): Also called PoE+, this standard extends the Type 1 standard and nearly doubles the amount of electrical power to 30W.
  • Type 3 and Type 4 (802.3bt): This is the latest PoE standard that defines two types of PoE. Type 3 (called PoE++) delivers a maximum of 60W of DC power over all four pairs. Type 4 (known as Hi-PoE) produces up to 100W of power over four pairs.

The chart below further delineates the differences between these four PoE types:

*Planet’s POE-176-95 PoE Injector is compatible with the IEEE 802.3bt (Type 4) standard.

Things to Consider Before Buying a PoE Injector

Before you buy any piece of equipment, you need to make sure it will fit your needs now and in the future. Specifically, when purchasing a PoE injector, think about the following:

  1. The number of devices: A PoE injector is a good solution if you just have a few PoE devices you want to connect to your old switch. However, if you have ten or more devices, the better choice would be to buy a PoE hub.
  2. PoE standard: Know just how much power you need. As we discussed earlier in this article, there are four different “flavors” of PoE. Also, think about future needs as well as what you need right now before you make your decision.
  3. Voltage: Be sure to check the specifications of your powered devices to make sure they are compatible with the PoE injector you would like to purchase.

Why The POE-176-95 PoE Injector is The Best Choice

The POE-176-95 PoE Injector delivers up to 95W of power over 4-pair UTP CAT5e (or better) Ethernet cable. This is over six times the power of the basic PoE standard. Moreover, while It supplies the maximum power available, it is also backward compatible, which means it can be used for the entire gamut of PoE-enabled devices.

  • With the addition of a PoE splitter, this premium PoE injector can extend installation to remote locations without electrical outlets. 

The POE-176-95 can be installed to a distance of 100m (around 628 ft.); however, with the use of a PoE extender, that distance can be doubled to 200m (about 656 ft).

Last Words

Planet Technology USA is a US-based distributor for Planet Technology, Inc. We maintain a large inventory of top-quality IT networking equipment such as:

  • PoE injectors
  • PoE switches
  • PoE splitters
  • PoE extenders
  • Industrial PoE products

We would be happy to help you with your purchase in any way we can. If you have questions, please contact us.