EdgeSwitch & EdgeSwitch X - How to Enable PoE Output


Overview


This article provides information about the different PoE (Power over Ethernet) output modes supported on the EdgeSwitch (ES) and EdgeSwitch X (ES-X) devices.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Applicable to the latest firmware on all EdgeSwitch (ES) and EdgeSwitch X (ES-X) models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
 
Devices used in this article:

Table of Contents


  1. Passive and Active PoE Output Modes
  2. Enabling Passive PoE Output
  3. Related Articles

Passive and Active PoE Output Modes


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The ES-8-150W will power both the ES-10X and the UAP-AC-Lite using 24V Passive PoE. The ES-10X can pass through the power to the UAP-AC-Lite using the PoE-In (port 1) and the PoE-Out (port 8) ports. The UAP-AC-Pro will be powered via 802.3af/at PoE+.


The EdgeSwitch (ES) devices support the following PoE output modes:

  • 802.3af/at Active PoE mode that negotiates the power delivery with the powered device (enabled by default on all PoE capable ports).
  • 24V Passive PoE mode that does not negotiate the power delivery.
  • Off PoE output disabled.

The EdgeSwitch X (ES-10X and ES-10XP) devices support the following PoE output modes:

  • 24V Passive PoE mode that does not negotiate the power delivery.
  • Off PoE output disabled (default).

Enabling Passive PoE Output


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In this example, both the ES-10X and the UAP-AC-Lite will be powered via 24V Passive PoE. The UAP-AC-Pro will be powered via 802.3af/at PoE.

GUI: Access the Web UI on the ES-8-150W.

1. If not already done, unplug the Ethernet cable that connects the ES-8-150W on port 1 to the ES-10X on port 1.

2. Navigate to the Dashboard  dashboard.png  to change the PoE mode under the PoE column for port 1.

Dashboard > Port Summary > Port 1 > PoE > 24V

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3. Plug in the Ethernet cable between the ES-8-150W on port 1 to the ES-10X on port 1.

WARNING: Make sure that a 24V Passive PoE-capable device is plugged into port 1. 

Verify the PoE output status:

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NOTE: Port 7 connected to the UAP-AC-Pro will automatically negotiate the PoE output mode (803.3af/at). 

You can also view the summary of all currently PoE enabled  power.png  EdgeSwitch ports in the top right of the Dashboard.

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The above configuration can also be set using the CLI:

CLI: Access the Command Line Interface on the ES-8-150W.
enable
configure
interface 0/1
poe opmode passive24v
exit

exit
copy running-config startup-config

GUI: Access the Web UI on the ES-10X.

1. If not already done, unplug the Ethernet cable that connects the ES-10X on port 8 to the UAP-AC-Lite.

2. Navigate to the Dashboard  dashboard.png  to change the PoE mode under the PoE column for port 8.

Dashboard > Port Summary > Port 8 > PoE > 24V

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3. Plug in the Ethernet cable between the UAP-AC-Lite ES-10X on port 8.

WARNING: Make sure that a 24V Passive PoE-capable device is plugged into port 8. 

Related Articles


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EdgeSwitch - Configuration and Administration Guides

Intro to Networking - Power Over Ethernet (PoE)

Intro to Networking - How to Establish a Connection Using SSH


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