What Is PoE?

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that allows network switches to transmit both power and data through an Ethernet cable simultaneously.

PoE Network Switch
IP Camera

Multiple Applications

The benefits of PoE switches have become more evident with the rapid expansion of network-connected devices. They offer more effective solutions for connecting numerous PoE-compatible devices like VoIP, IP cameras, and access points—meeting the demands of most common business scenarios.



    Works with IP Cameras


    Conference Call

    Works with IP Phones


    Wi-Fi Coverage

    Works with Omada EAPs


    Wired Connections

    Works with PCs and Printers

Why Do You Need the PoE Switch?

Traditional Switches

Traditional switches cannot supply power for end devices over Ethernet. This requires additional PSEs and extension cables.

Traditional Switches

PoE Switches

PoE switches minimize cable usage and make things easier by saving costs on power outlets, infrastructure equipment and electrical installation.

Data + Power
PoE Switches

    No Fuss

    Simplify the installation and streamline the deployment—no need for electricians.



    No need for additional cables and power adapters—reduce costs on infrastructure.



    More placement options allow for deployment in complex environments.


    Power Management

    Intelligently protects your devices from power surges and maximizes power usages.

What Can You Power with PoE Switch?

PoE switches are separated by their supported standards. Before choosing your PoE solutions, you need to be aware of how much power your devices draw. With that information, you’ll know which standard and business solution suits your needs.

PoE (802.3af)

up to 15.4 W per port


    IP Phones


    Basic IP Cameras


    802.11n APs

PoE+ (802.3at)

up to 30 W per port


    IP Video Phones


    PTZ HD IP Cameras


    802.11ac (WiFi 5) APs


    Small Audio Speakers


    Small Audio Speakers

PoE++ (802.3bt)

up to 60/90 W per port


    PTZ HD IP Cameras with Heaters


    802.11ax (WiFi 6) APs


    Smart Building Lighting


    Audio System


    Thin Clients

Why Choose TP-Link PoE Switches

More than providing basic features, TP-Link PoE switches offers value well beyond general networking demands. They create a versatile and reliable network to grow your business.*

  • Extend Mode Button
    Extend Mode On
    Up to 250 m
    Extended is 10 Mbps/port
    IP Cameras
    Extend Mode Off
    100 m
    Default is 100 Mbps/port
    IP Cameras

    Long-Range Transmission

    With Extend Mode, PoE supports data and power transmissions up to 250 m away—perfect for the deployment of surveillance cameras in large areas.

  • Priority Mode Button



    Port Prioritization

    Ensure the quality of sensitive applications like video and voice in critical business areas by prioritizing the data of certain ports.

  • Isolation Mode Button

    Traffic Separation

    Isolation Mode divides traffic for downlink ports to avoid snooping and tampering. It isolates broadcast storm for higher security.

  • Poe Auto Recovery

    IP Cameras

    IP Cameras

    PoE Auto Recovery

    Detects and reboots dropped or unresponsive PoE-powered devices.


    Cloud Centralized Management

    Managed PoE switches integrated Omada SDN (Software Defined Networking) provide 100% centralized cloud management to create highly scalable networks—all controlled from a single interface anywhere, anytime.

  • 10G PoE Switch

    Gigabit PoE Switch

    WiFi 6 AP

    2.5/10 GE PoE for WiFi 6

    Premium 10G/multi-gigabit PoE switches are provided to meet the full bandwidth potential of WiFi 6 access points. PoE, PoE+, and PoE++ are also supported to fully power up your WiFi 6 APs.

Help You Choose

Answer some short questions and we’ll show you the switches that best fit your needs.



  • Plug and Play
  • Sufficient Functions
  • Budget-Friendly

Easy Smart

  • Useful Management Features
  • Web-Based Interface
  • Easy to Use

Smart & L2+ Managed

  • Centralized Cloud Management
  • 2.5G / 10G High-Speed Options
  • Advanced Management Features

How to Select the Right Switch


Managed Functions

Unmanaged Switches: Support plug and play without configuation required but also offer sufficient functions like 250 m PoE tansmission, port prioritization, and traffic separation.

Easy Smart Switches: A variety of useful features are provided such as VALN, QoS, IGMP Snooping, and PoE Auto Recovery to enhance your network safety and reliability.

Smart & L2 Managed: More advanced and high-level management options such as Omada SDN Cloud Platform help control your network anytime, anywhere.


Number of Ports

How many IP cameras do you need to connect to your network? Make sure you select a switch with enough ports to connect all your devices on your LAN. If your busine ss is at the rapid growth phase, select a switch with abundant network capacity to grow with your demands.


Port Speed

Determine the required port speed based on user needs and PD bandwidth. 100 M bandwidth is sufficient to meet the requirements of IPCs system while gigabit and multi-gigabit futureproof your network with higher scalability.


PoE Budget

Each IP camera has a budget, the minimum power required over Ethernet for it to function. When considering suitable switches, check the budget per port to ensure that it is sufficient to power your IP cameras


PoE or PoE+

· PoE (802.3af) is the original PoE standard and offers 15.4W of power to the Ethernet port · PoE+ (802.3at) is the latest standard which almost doubles the available budget, providing 30W of power to the Ethernet port and futureproofing your network with the latest power over Ethernet standards.

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Managed Switches

  • TL-SF1005LP


    5-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

  • TL-SF1006P


    6-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE+

  • TL-SF1008LP


    8-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

Smart Switches

  • TL-SG2210P


    JetStream 8-Port Gigabit Smart PoE Switch with 2 SFP Slots

    Coming Soon
  • T1600G-52PS


    JetStream 48-Port Gigabit Smart PoE+ Switch with 4 SFP Slots

  • T1500-28PCT


    24-Port 10/100Mbps + 4-Port Gigabit Smart PoE+ Switch

Easy Smart Switches

  • TL-SG1218MPE


    JetStream 16-Port Gigabit Easy Smart PoE+ Switch with 2 SFP Slots

  • TL-SG108PE


    8-Port Gigabit Easy Smart Switch
    with 4-Port PoE

Unmanaged Switches

  • TL-SF1009P


    9-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch with 8-Port PoE+

  • TL-SL1218P


    16-Port 10/100 Mbps + 2-Port Gigabit Rackmount Switch with 16-Port PoE+

  • TL-SG1008MP


    8-Port Gigabit Desktop/Rackmount Switch with 8-Port PoE+

  • TL-SL1226P


    24-Port 10/100Mbps + 2-Port Gigabit Unmanaged PoE+ Switch

  • TL-SG1210P


    10-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 8-Port PoE+

  • TL-SF1005P


    5-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

  • TL-SL1218MP


    16-Port 10/100Mbps + 2-Port Gigabit Unmanaged PoE Switch

  • TL-SG1016PE


    16-Port Gigabit Easy Smart Switch with 8-Port PoE+

  • TL-SG1005P


    5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

  • TL-SG1008P


    8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

  • TL-SF1008P


    8-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

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