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AT-USBC-A-PD-MS – The PoE Convert for USB-C Devices with a USB-A Port for Microsoft Surface Go

Welcome to the PoE Texas Manual for the patent pending AT-USBC-A-PD that gives you wired Power and Data for your USB Type C devices plus a USB-A port for an additional device!

The purpose of the manual is to help you quickly and effectively navigate the installation and functions of your new Power Over Ethernet Converter.

Our goal is to make our products as intuitive and simple to use as possible, so we value your feedback and questions directly to us at service@poetexas.com.  Phone +1-512-479-0317.

Or you’re always welcome to leave questions or comments on our product page: AT-USBC-A-PD

Installing a Communify Kiosk?  Watch Our Videos on Proper Installation of the Devices

Make sure to read the section on configuring your Cisco switch for 2 Event Classification.  Failure to configure the switch prior to connecting our device will void the warranty.

What’s Inside


  • 1 X POE+ Converter
  • 1 X Startech DFS Certified Cable

USB-C Cables

You can choose one of our USB-C cables to fit your application length. Our USB-C to Lightning connector allows you to charge and send data to an iPad from our AT-USBC-A-PD.



Your new PoE converter is designed to be simple to install and set up.  It is small and light enough to leave “inline” with your network cable.

You may also choose to use the four M3 sized mounting brackets to secure the device to a wall or surface or mount it inside a wall using our In-wall wall bracket.


Once it is in place, simply follow these steps in order:

1 – Plug the RJ-45 end into an IEEE 802.3at PoE (POE+) or 48-56 volt passive Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) with a data source

2 – Ensure the device you’re connecting to is on and logged in

3 – Plug the USB-C connector into the device

The converter will automatically set up the network connection with your device and begin charging.  To confirm that, go to the General settings tab or look for the <…> symbol next to Ethernet.


Configuring Your Cisco Enterprise POE Switch for 2 Event PoE Classification

Yeah, I know that’s a mouthful.  Here’s the simple translation.  Cisco enterprise switches including the 9400 and 9300 models, which is a lot of them, come with a default setting that makes them less compatible PoE+ devices like the GAT-USBC-PD.   You’ll know the setting isn’t right because our device won’t power on correctly, and your device won’t charge.  How frustrating!

It’s a simple enough fix.  You simply need to configure the ports that will power the GAT-USBC-PD to have 2 event classification.  You can find the Cisco documentation on how to do that here: CONFIGURE MY SWITCH

Or here are the steps you take after you’ve logged into the terminal. 

Switch> enable
Switch# configure terminal
Switch(config)# interface gigabitethernet2/0/1

Switch(config-if)# power inline port 2-event
Switch(config-if)# end

How to Check for Power and Data in Kiosk Mode with the Communify app installed

Once the kiosk has been connected to a properly configured PoE+ switch, powered on, and booted, you can simply swipe down from the top of the screen to view a status bar that will indicate whether the Surface Go is receiving power and charging as well as whether it has wireless or wired data connected. 

Please contact your Communify representative if you do not see power and wired data.

Do you need help with your Communify Meet or Greet Enclosure?

See our assembly instructional videos below.

Technical Specifications

Product Specifications

Connector Types USB-C with Power Delivery and Data | USB-A
Data Rate (Input) 10/100/1000 Gigabit / (Output) 10/100 Mbps
Data Standard USB 2.0 (Output)
Input voltage 48-56V
LEDs Per Port Green (Connection) / Yellow (Activity)
Max Power for Kit 25 Watts total
Mount Type Wall or DIN rail (sold separately)
Operating Humidity -10 – 60C
Output Voltage USB-C: 5V,2.6A; 9V,1.78A; 12V,1.34A; 15V,1.37A; 20V,1.15A
USB-A: 5V 1A max
PoE Method IEEE 802.3at
PoE Standard IEEE 802.3at
Weight 3 oz.

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