Airport Extreme 5TH Gen, POE HELP !

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by stiloverx, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. stiloverx macrumors regular

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    I have an Airport Extreme 5th Generation. I understand that the airport extreme is not capable of POE.

    I used the Trendnet POE Splitter and a POE power adapter to make the airport extreme work over POE.

    However, the Trednet POE Splitter is rated at 12V (1.5A) and the Airport Extreme is rated at 12V (1.8A). Even though, the Airport Extreme is working, i would like to find a POE Splitter that it's designed to work the the Airport Extreme and that has the correct Voltage and Amps.

    If anybody has any advise, it will be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    So you are running the Extreme via POE? That essentially is a deathwish for that poor Extreme. Wire it into AC power and run data lines.
     
  3. stiloverx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why? As long as the Airport Extreme is getting the correct amount of Volts and amps, it should be okay, isnt it ?
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    This isn't intended and since the juice is coming in through the integrated NIC ports I can't imagine it will last long. However, it is your device and you are free to do as you want with it. I gave my warning and I would highly recommend you buy an AP that supports POE natively like Cisco Small Buisness or Ubiquiti UniFi.
     

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