Power over Ethernet (POE) is a technology that lets network cables carry electrical power. RFI Engineering's U-router and LoRa gateway are both powered using Power over Ethernet power supplies.
Single Port PoE injector (100-250 VAC input)
Single Port PoE injector (48V DC input)
Triple Port PoE injector (48V DC input)
Using Power over Ethernet brings many advantages to an installation:
Time and cost savings - by reducing the time and expense of having electrical power cabling installed. Network cables do not require a qualified electrician to fit them, and can be located anywhere.
Safety - PoE delivery is intelligent, and designed to protect network equipment from overload, underpowering, or incorrect installation.
Reliability - PoE power comes from a central and universally compatible source, rather than a collection of distributed wall adapters. It can be backed-up by an uninterruptible power supply, or controlled to easily disable or reset devices.
Scalability - having power available on the network means that installation and distribution of network connections is simple and effective.