Power over Ethernet (PoE) splitters can make your project wiring a breeze - and best of all they work to connect any 802.3af-capable router to any Ethernet device, even if it doesn't natively support PoE! The splitter takes a unified PoE signal (data and power) from one RJ-45 cable, and then separates the data (Ethernet) and power (5 VDC regulated) into two different lines for non-PoE devices.
This is an economical, practical, high-performance, and reliable Isolated 5V 2.4A PoE Splitter with MicroUSB Plug based on IEEE 802.3af standard. It can divide power and data signals from a network cable, and can be used with any PoE injector that is compatible with IEEE 802.3af, and supply power and data for non-PoE network equipment.
Whew, that's quite a few words - but basically: Connect this to your PoE switch or hub, then on the other side of the Ethernet cable, you'll get Ethernet and a high quality 5V power supply, up to 2.4 Amps.
This is perfect for use with a Raspberry Pi 3 since it has Ethernet and micro USB power, and 2.4 Amp is plenty of current for even the most accessorized Pi (It isn't a good match for the Pi Zero or A+ because those don't have Ethernet, although you could use an Ethernet hub).
You can even use this with a Raspberry Pi 4 if you use one of our adapters, just be aware of the 2.4A limitation which is only slightly below the potential current requirements for the Pi 4 (just keep an eye on power consumption)
It also works great with Arduino boards and compatibles that have Ethernet and micro USB like the Seeed Cloud or an Arduino-compatible with an Ethernet shield - just check that the compatible has a micro USB power input! It would also be a perfect addition to a Feather with our Ethernet Feather attached.
Please note that like many active PoE splitters, there's a minimum load requirement of at least 100mA on the 5V power supply. We don't think this is going to be a problem since anything with Ethernet will tend to draw 200mA+, but please keep it in mind!
For use only with true 802.3af routers! If you don't have a PoE injector / hub / router, check out our passive PoE cable kit.
- Ethernet cable length: 205mm / 8"
- MicroUSB cable length: 205mm / 8"
- Body dimensions: 80mm x 30mm x 24mm / 3" x 1" x .8"
- IEEE 802.3af compliant
- Supports 10/100M data transmission (not for Gigabit ethernet)
- Supports 48V Unsolicited Power Over Ethernet PoE Switches/Hubs/Adapters with a 44V-57V power voltage input
- Operation temperature: 20°C - 45°C
- Storage temperature:- 30°C - 70°C
- Isolation: 2.5kV
- Power Input: 44~57V DC
- Power Output: 5V DC 2.4A
Product Weight: 54.1g / 1.9oz