Re: Power Over Ethernet with CCA Cat5E cables
The cabling still has to adhere to the rating it holds. POE is 15.4 watts or 44 volts at 350ma. If it is rated for POE+ then it is rated for 25.5 watts or about 44 volts at 580ma. Would I push an amp at 12 volts through Cat5? Depends on the length. The highest rating shown for any POE standard (802.3at) is 51 watts and that is using all 4 pairs. That would be 4.25 amps at 12V. Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Remember, once the magic blue smoke has been released, it can never go back.
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