Phihong, a global leader in Power-over-Ethernet solutions, has expanded its passive power injector line-up to include a lowest-cost 60W midspan. Four models are available in a 3-wire input version designated the POE61U, and a 2-wire input version designated the POE61W. All models in the series have an output of 56V DC and meet requirements for ENERGY STAR EPS Version 2.0 and the Ecodesign (ErP) Directive 2009/125/EC level 2 Annex 1b. The 60W midspans are ideal for applications such as 802.11n Wireless Access Radios, satellite receivers, high-performance security cameras, LCD displays, kiosks and WiMax access points.
"The advantage of passive power is the lower cost as compared to fully compliant POE midspans," said Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong USA. "They are an excellent choice for a dedicated cable where there is no opportunity for the cable to be connected to a non-POE compatible component. This is the most cost-effective method to power new high-power 802.11n wireless access points placed in areas with no AC power local to the device."
The POE61U and POE61W are available with optional Gigabit Base-T data rates. The gigabit models will operate with full 4-pair powering whereas the non-gigabit models power only on the spare pairs. Passive power injectors are for dedicated situations where there is no chance that a non-PoE compatible device may be connected.
The Ultra PoE passive injector series features over-voltage, over-current and short-circuit protection and bears UL and CE safety approval markings. Minimum average efficiency for the series is rated at 87% and is therefore compliant with Energy Star® EPS Version 2.0 and CEC level V.
The low-profile design includes a non-vented, spill-proof case that measures 163mm x 65mm x 36mm and weighs 400 grams.