Do you all recommend any certain brand of PoE injectors?

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I wanted to move some of my AP's from an AC adaptor to PoE injectors. Do you all rec. a certain brand of injectors?
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Bradley Chambers, Champ

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Posted 6 years ago

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Matthew Gast

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We sell PoE injectors, so you can get them directly from us!

That said, if you look for 802.3af products, you should be fine. When PoE was new and wasn't really in switches yet (am I showing how long I've been in Wi-Fi?), I found that PowerDsine gear was pretty good.

If you're going to have the gear for a while, look for high-power PoE (802.3at) so that you can leave the injectors in place when you decide to run higher-powered devices. I'm sure that somebody is going to come up with PoE-powered cameras/projectors/clocks that you're going to want to use eventually, and you might as well be ready for it.
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Sjoerd de Jong, Employee

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In case of a single AP needing to be powered over ethernet, we have been using Phi-hong adapters with Aerohive AP's from the very beginning (AP20's, about 5 years ago).

when there is a need to power multiple AP's without replacing switches (In some cases our customers already have Gbit switches which they don't want to replace anytime soon), we use PowerDsine midspan units.

I do however prefer 802.3af or at capable switches. Do make sure it has enough available power to feed all the AP's you want to connect to it :-)

Best regards,

Sjoerd de Jong, Lantech, The Netherlands
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Anthony Martini

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+1 to PowerDsine injectors and midspan switches. Used the midspans in a 75 Aerohive AP deployment and they've been rock solid so far.