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.
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
Works with IP Phones
Works with Omada EAPs
Works with PCs and Printers
Why Do You Need the PoE Switch?
Traditional switches cannot supply power for end devices over Ethernet. This requires additional PSEs and extension cables.
PoE switches minimize cable usage and make things easier by saving costs on power outlets, infrastructure equipment and electrical installation.
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.
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.
up to 15.4 W per port
Basic IP Cameras
up to 30 W per port
IP Video Phones
PTZ HD IP Cameras
802.11ac (WiFi 5) APs
Small Audio Speakers
Small Audio Speakers
up to 60/90 W per port
PTZ HD IP Cameras with Heaters
802.11ax (WiFi 6) APs
Smart Building Lighting
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 ButtonExtend Mode OnUp to 250 mExtended is 10 Mbps/portIP CamerasExtend Mode Off100 mDefault is 100 Mbps/portIP Cameras
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
Ensure the quality of sensitive applications like video and voice in critical business areas by prioritizing the data of certain ports.
Isolation Mode Button
Isolation Mode divides traffic for downlink ports to avoid snooping and tampering. It isolates broadcast storm for higher security.
Poe Auto Recovery
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
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- Plug and Play
- Sufficient Functions
- 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
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.
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.
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.