I'm having trouble getting PoE to power the Arduino. So far I soldered the PoE Module to the Ethernet Shield. Then connected cat5 cable from the Ethernet Shield to my laptop and no power.
Note: I already tried the 'linkstatus' example so I know the cable isn't the problem
Which PoE module did you use? There are 5V and 3V3 versions.
Sounds correct, however you have a bit more to go. POE is (Power Over Ethernet). Note the power is transmitted through the same cable but in what was the unused pairs. You need to supply the power from your switch, router, or an injection device.
The POE standards development The original IEEE 802.3af-2003 PoE standard provides up to 15.4 W of DC power (minimum 44 V DC and 350 mA) on each port. Only 12.95 W is assured to be available at the powered device as some power dissipates in the cable. ... With single-pair Ethernet, power is transmitted in parallel to the data.
his response is to help you get started in solving your problem, not solve it for you.
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