AT-1-55v30w

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AT-1-55v30w

Welcome to the PoE Texas Manual for the AT-1-55v30w that uses a wide range of DC input, in particular from solar power systems, and converts it into IEEE 802.3at Power Over Ethernet!

 

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

 

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 pages: AT-1-55v30w.

What’s Inside

AT-1-55v30w

PARTS LIST:

  • 1 X Midspan Injector

 

Additional items you’ll need not included:

1 – DIN rail

2 – Patch cables to the switch and home run cables to the device

3 – DC cable to solar charge controller

General Installation

A midspan like the AT-1-55v30w is a simple device to add on to a network port, and the purpose is to add PoE using a wide range of input power to any network.

 

With this DIN rail mounted device, simply mount it on a DIN rale near the networking switch you’d like to pair it with.  Then, using a short Ethernet patch cable from the switch’s data port to the LAN port on the PoE midspan.   Then the POE port adjacent to the LAN port will now have that IEEE 802.3at (30 watts) power budget and up to gigabit pass through data.  Finally, connect the DC power supply to the Phoenix style connector on the top.

 

The AT-1-55v30w is also surge protected, so, while it cannot be mounted outdoors by itself, you can connect it to outdoor devices with confidence.  In order to make the surge protection fully functional, you will need to properly ground the connector on the side of the device.

 

Not sure what grounding is?  Panduit has some great graphics around grounding.

CONFIGURATION

There is no configuration necessary with this device.  Simply plug it in.

The green LED indicates power on.  If the green light begins to blink at any time, it could indicate there is a short in the circuit or a compatibility issue.

 

STEPS TO TROUBLESHOOT:

1 – At the injector, disconnect the PoE port from your device.  Use a PoE Tester to confirm the device is able to power on using a short jumper cable.

2 – At the other end of the network cable to your device, disconnect the device and use the PoE Tester to confirm it is able to negotiate PoE.

3 – Connect the PoE Tester to the end device to monitor power consumption.

 

If you’re able to power on the device with the PoE Tester inline, it’s likely a compatibility issue.  Please contact us at service@poetexas.com to find you the right solution.

Technical Specifications

Product Specifications

Certifications UL/CE/FCC
Data + PoE Ports 1
Data Ports 1
Data Rate Gigabit
Dimensions 5.25 x 1.325 x 3.75 in.
Display Type LED – Power (Power is on); Active (PoE has negotiated)
IEC Protection Class IP 40
Input voltage 12-24 VDC (Tested up to 30 VDC)
Load Regulation 6 KV Surge Protection
Max Current 4 Amps
Max Power for Kit 30 Watts
Max Voltage 55 volts
Max. Amps Per Port 550 mAmps
Mount Type DIN
Operating Humidity 20% to 80%
Operating Temperature Range -40 – 65 C
Output Voltage 55 volts
PoE Method IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3at,
PoE Mode/Pinout Mode B (+4,5 -7,8)

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Connect USB Type C to Network Power and Data

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USB Type C and Power Over Ethernet

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You’ve seen the new USB Type C ports appearing on your new devices, like the one on your new tablet or laptop.  Perhaps you’ve even seen some of the specifications for how it can communicate a lot of data very quickly and provide power for monitors and other larger devices.  USB-C is cool, there’s no doubt about that.

So, let’s talk about how to integrate it into your smart building.

What Does Power Over Ethernet Bring to USB-C?

As a standard USB-C offers amazing communication speeds and power delivery up to 100 watts.  At first glance, it looks like the one cable to rule them all.  Google, Microsoft, Apple, Dell, Samsung, and more have switched to the new powerful USB-C port.

Unfortunately, it does have a weakness.  A USB-C cable can only transmit power less than ten feet (three meters), and the cable infrastructure comes at a cost premium.  On the other hand, ethernet cable, nearly ubiquitous in modern buildings, can transmit power and data 328 feet (100 meters).  USB-C power and data transmitted over Power Over Ethernet significantly lowers the cost of adopting USB-C by eliminating the need for new electrical infrastructure.  How can you combine the convience of PoE with the power of USB-C?

Comparing USB-C and PoE Features

A quick comparison of the USB-C and PoE features will highlight why combining PoE and USB-C adds the most value to intelligent building infrastructure.

Convert Power over Ethernet to Power and Data on one cable for USB-C

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The converter interfaces the two standards seemlessly so there are no configurations to set and no programming to do.  

Simply plug and play

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Check out our videos on PoE to USB-C.

 

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Welcome to the PoE Texas Manual for the 56 volt 3000 watt managed power supply for building infrastructure!

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

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: PS-55v3000w.

What’s Inside

PARTS LIST:

  • 1 X MANAGED POWER SUPPLY
  • 2 X 12 AWG DC POWER CABLES
  • 1 X AC POWER CABLE
  • 1 X TEMPERATURE SENSOR WIRE KIT

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 4 X RACK MOUNTING SCREWS AND NUTS
  • PATCH CABLE TO CONNECT TO THE SWITCH FOR MANAGEMENT

 

* The kit has the supplies necessary to power the GBT-24-M up to a full 2,000 watts

General Installation

 Your new PoE injector is designed to be simple to install and set up.  You should only need at most a Philips head screw driver and a patch cable for the management console.

NOTE: The injector includes the screws for the rack wings, but it does not include the rack mounting nuts or screws.  So, you’ll want to grab some of those.

Rack Installation

The power supply comes pre-assembled with brackets for a 19″ rack configuration.  Please contact us if you need a different rack.  It DOES NOT come with the nuts and screws to mount the injector onto the rack.  You’ll need to get those.

Wiring the Power Supply

WARNING: THIS INVOLVES WIRING AC POWER AND SHOULD BE PERFORMED BY A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL.

SELECTING THE POWER SOURCE: This power supply can draw more than 2,000 watts of power.  A typical 15 amp, 120 VAC circuit breaker will trip at 1,800 watts.  If you just plug it into a regular 15 amp circuit with other lights and outlets, it will draw enough power to trip the breaker.  For a full lighting application, it requires a dedicated 20 amp circuit.

STEPS:

  • Ensure power is properly disconnected from the wiring to the device

            This may mean either keeping the included AC cable unplugged or shutting off the breaker to the circuit.

  • Connect the AC power to the AC input. 

“L” is typically a black wire

“N” is typically a wire wire

Ground is typically green

Tip: Use a small, flat head screw driver inserted into the small square hole to “open” the push-in connector before inserting the cable.  Once the cable is pushed all the way in, remove the screw driver to clamp onto the cable.  Test the connection by gently tugging the wiring.

 

 

Don’t forget to ground the cable and the power supply.

 

 Now you can wire the DC side of the power supply.

 

DO NOT CONNECT POWER TO THE DEVICE YET.

What do you do with a 3,000 watt 48-56 volt managed power supply? 

You power a midspan injector for lighting and automation: GBT-24-M

Configuration

You can configure the PS-56v3000w either through screen and controls on the device, though a webpage management tool, or even through an SNMP interface.

In this manual we’ll cover the details for the on-screen and web interface.  If you’d like to see the manual for the other configuration methods, you can find it here:

SUPER TECH MANUAL – PS-53v3000w

In this manual we’ll demonstrate how to navigate the onscreen and web interface to be able to:

  • Monitor the status of the device
  • Adjust the output voltage
  • Change the device passwords
  • Change the device ID
  • Change the device Date and Time
  • Change the IP address

Operating The LCD Screen

Change the Charge and Output Voltage

Follow these steps:

Click the return button to enter the Menu          ↵

Right arrow to navigate to Settings                      →

Return button to enter the Menu                          ↵

Return button to enter the Password                  ↵

Return button to enter Batt Settings                   ↵

Up arrow to navigate to Charge Settings            ↑

Return button to enter Charge Settings             ↵

Return button to edit                                             ↵

Right arrow to navigate to Place Holder            →

Up arrow to change settings                                 ↑

Back arrow when finished                                    ⊂

View Status

Simply click the right arrow (>) to scroll through:

Main Display – Date, Volt In, Volt Out, and Total Load

Battery Status

Temperature  – Battery and Ambient

Inverter Status – Not used in this configuration

Alarm Status – Inverter (not used) and System Status

Change the System Configuration:

Follow these steps:

Click the return button to enter the Menu          ↵

Right arrow to navigate to Settings                       →

Return button to enter the Menu                          ↵

Return button to enter the Password                   ↵

Right arrow twice to navigate to Settings          →          →

Return button to enter the Sys Settings              ↵

Up arrow to change password to 1000                ↑

Return button to enter the Password                  ↵

To Change the Passwords:

Right arrow to select Password 1                           →

Right arrow twice to select Password 2               →          →

Up arrow to select the password                           ↑

Return button to edit                                              ↵

Use th up and right arrows to edit                       ↑              →

Return button to finish                                          ↵

Back to Sys Settings                                                ⊂

Right arrow to navigate to Date                           →

Up arrow to change settings                                 ↑

Back arrow when finished                                    ⊂

Web Management

CONNECTING TO THE CONSOLE

The PS-53v3000w has a web-based management interface that can be accessed through the console port on the front of the power supply.  Before you integrate it into your network, you will need to configure the device such as setting the date and time, IP address, and username and passwords.

First you need to connect the console port on the front of the power supply to a computer.  If you don’t have an ethernet port on your laptop, this works just fine with an ethernet to USB adapter.Then power on the power supply.  The settings will remain in the device even if you power it off and power it on again.

Now comes the techiest part of the process.  You will need to disconnect your computer for wifi and the internet.  I know this feels very dangerous, but it’s only for a moment.

I’m giving the instructions here for a Windows computer.  If you need help doing this on a MAC, simply go to YouTube and search on setting an fixed IP address for a MAC.  Then use the IP address information I give below. 

In Windows, navigate to your Network and Sharing Center.  If you don’t know how to get there, simply click on the Window button on the bottom left and type “Network and Sharing Center”.

When it comes up, you should see an ethernet connection.  If not, double check 1) you’re connected to the injector, and 2) the injector is powered on.Click on the ethernet connection.  It will bring up a dialog box.Click “Properties” on the bottom left.

In the next dialog box, look in the middle for “Internet Protocol Version 4”.  Click on it, then click “Properties” in the bottom right.  

Fill out the fields just like this.

Click: User the following IP address

IP Address: 192.168.1.20

Subnet Mask: Sets itself

Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1

 

Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8

Alternate DNS Server: 4.2.2.2

Hit Okay to close this dialog, then Okay one more time.

I’ve tried not hitting okay the second time, and I couldn’t get it to connect.  So, make sure it hit okay to close out the two dialogs.

Then navigate to 192.168.1.190.  

The video below will take you through the rest of the configuration.

Technical Specifications

Product Specifications

AC Plug Connector Type Spring Cage Clamp 12 AWG
Adapter length 3 ft
Cable connector length 2 ft
Certifications CE, FCC, UL
Dimensions 19 x 13 1/4 x 1 3/4 in
Display Type LCD
Efficiency >90% at full load
Input Frequency Range 45 – 65 Hz
Input Voltage Range 85-290 VAC
Management Port 1
Max Current 40 amp
Max Power for Kit 6000 watts at 200 VAC, 3000 watts at 120 VAC
Max Voltage 42-58 volt DC
Mount Type Rack
Operating Temperature Range -40 – 55 degrees C
Output Voltage 53 Volts
Power Supplies Hot Swappable Dual Rectifiers
Weight 13 lbs 12.2 oz

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GBT-24-M

Welcome to the PoE Texas Manual for the 24 port Layer 1 Managed 4 Pair PoE Injector!

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

 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: GBT-24-M.

What’s Inside

 

PARTS LIST:

  • 1 X MIDSPAN INJECTOR
  • 2 X RACK MOUNT BRACKETS
  • 8 X SCREWS (FOR RACK MOUNT)

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 4 X RACK MOUNTING SCREWS AND NUTS
  • 24 X 6″ PATCH CABLES TO CONNECT TO THE SWITCH PORTS
  • POWER SUPPLY* AND/OR TERMINATION CABLES

* The GBT-24-M does not have an integrated AC-DC power supply to give you power flexibility.  See the section on About the Power Supply.

General Installation

 Your new PoE injector is designed to be simple to install and set up.  You should only need at most a Philips head screw driver and a patch cable for the management console.

NOTE: The injector includes the screws for the rack wings, but it does not include the rack mounting nuts or screws.  So, you’ll want to grab some of those.

Desktop Installation

The GBT-24-M doesn’t have much of a “desktop” application, however, you can set it on a desk or a shelf.  The unit requires ventilation on the sides and top for maximum efficiency, so we do not recommend stacking other equipment directly on top of it. 

You can use stand off feet on a product above it to give room for air circulation.

Rack Installations

The injector comes with brackets for a 19″ rack configuration.  Please contact us if you need a different rack.  It DOES NOT come with the nuts and screws to mount the injector onto the rack.  You’ll need to get those.

Also, a midspan injector DOES NOT manage data.  You need one network switch port for each port of the midspan injector.  So . . . get at least 24 x 6″ patch cables to connect the GBT-24-M to the switch ports.

 It’s what we call ONE to ONE.   Want to learn the difference between an injector and a switch?   Check it out here. 

STEPS:

  1. Using the 8 x small screws provided in the box, attach the two rack brackets to either side of the switch so that the brackets face the front as in the image above
  2. Using rack screws and nuts (not provided) mount the switch into the rack space (the switch will use 1u of rack space)
  3. Plug the switch into an outlet
  4. Start plugging in your PoE and non-PoE devices

About the Power Supply

The GBT-24-M is designed to take 48-55 volt DC power.  You’ll notice there are multiple input power points on the back.  DON’T PANIC!

The injector can take power into any one of the termination points and share the power with all of the ports.  

We’ve provided multiple power terminations for your convenience and to ADD MORE POWER! 

Here’s how you can power the injector:

Option 1: DC barrel jacks.  Each DC jack has a 5 amp limit.  You can use this with normal power bricks with a 5.5 x 2.1 mm dc barrel at 48 volts with less than 240 watts.  There are two of them, so you can add a second powe brick to reach 680 watts using the DC barrel jacks.

Option 2: Push-in terminal sockets.  These have a 20 amp limit and are rated for 12 AWG wire.  We recommend crimp on ferrules to make inserting and removing the cable easier.  You can use 1 x set of 12 gauge wire to power up to 960 watts.  As you go up above 960 watts in total power draw, you will need to use a second port.  Above 1,920 watts, you will need to add a third input power cable. 

NOW YOU’RE COOKING WITH GAS!

HOW DO I KNOW HOW BIG MY POWER SUPPLY SHOULD BE?

You can use our PoE calculator to quickly calculate your expected load on the PoE injector.

Check it out here:

We do offer the 24 port managed midspan with a 6,000 watt (at 240 volt) managed rectifier for your convenience.

Check it out here: PS-55v3000w

Configuration

The following sections will show you how to use either the OLED screen on the front of the GBT-24-M or the web-based management console found on the back.  This section will talk briefly about what you can configure and manage with your GBT-24-M.

PORT CONFIGURATION:

You have three OIS Layer 1 settings you can manage by portwith this injector:

  1. On / Off: You can force the port to power off or power on
  2. Active / Passive: You can configure the port to use active IEEE 802.3 style negotiation to enable the port or you can set the port to passive and have power on all the time
  3. Mode A / Mode A+B: You can choose whether the port will output:

        – Mode A: 2 Pair PoE with maximum power of 25 watts for active or 30 watts for passive

        – Mode A+B: 4 Pair PoE with maximum power of 60 watts for active or 80 watts for passive

BUT WHAT DOES THAT ALL MEAN?  See our PoE Tutorial Here

USE CASES AND RECOMMENDED PORT CONFIGURATIONS:

PoE Lighting or Automation

On

Active: 60 watt or less load

Passive: 80 watt or less load

Mode A+B

High Powered Point to Point or Point to Multi Point Communication

 On

Passive

Mode A+B

Voip Phone, Wifi Access Point, PTZ Camera (IEEE 802.3at)

Default configuration

On

Active

Mode A

DEVICE CONFIGURATION

LOGIN CREDENTIALS:

You can modify the admin name and password

Default Username: admin

Default Password: admin

Please change that for your security

 

You can also create a User name and password without access to change the device configuration.

Default User Username: useradmin

Default User Password: user

DEVICE IP ADDRESS / ID

The device’s ID is it’s IP address which can be customized to fit your network’s IP set up.

 

The device does not ask for a dynamically assigned IP address, so you will have to give it a fixed IP address.

PORT NAMES

You can create 7 character long names for each of the ports to make identifying and managing the device connected to that port easier.

You can find details on how to set these configurations in the sections below.

Operating The LCD Screen

Main Display

When you plug in the PoE injector, it will automatically boot up to the main monitoring page.  This screen gives you a great heads up display on the PoE situation with the whole injector.

So why make a PoE injector with a display like this since it’s already managed?  We’re considering the smart building situations where networks and infrastructure aren’t always in place when you need to start installing and testing new PoE devices such as lighting, displays, or sensors.  This display screen allows a user to see and manage the PoE on devices without having to have the full network installed and turned up.

So what does it all mean?

Top Row: This displays the IP address of your device so you can quickly reference where to go to find the management webpage

Second Row: The output voltage of the injector 

 – So you can confirm what power your devices should be receiving and update your load calculations on the PoE calculator

Third Row: The total output current of the injector

 – So you can confirm your total load

Fourth Row (First number): The total power consumption of the injector

 – So you can measure and monitor your total power consumption

Fourth Row (Second number): The temperature inside the device

 – So you can monitor temperature and avoid overheating

Button Navigation:

Navigating to a PORT:  From the main screen simply press the “Select” button.  You will arrive at PORT 1 which will blink.  If you’d like to manage PORT 1, simply push the “Select” button.  Otherwise, press the “Enter” button to scroll through the ports.  Once you’ve arrived at the port you’d like to manage, press the “Select” button.

Go Back to Previous Port: If you’d like to go backward between ports, press and hold the “Enter” button for 2 seconds.

Go Back to Main Screen: If you’d like to go back to the main screen, press and hold the “Select” button for 2 seconds.

Changing a PORT Configuration:  Once you’re at the port you’d like to configure, simply press “Select” until the setting you would like to change is blinking.  Once the setting is blinking, press “Enter” to change the state.   Once you’re done configuring, you can hold the “Select” button to return to the main screen.

  • ON / OFF – This allows you to turn the current port on or off
  • Active / Passive – This allows you to decide whether you want the port to do the IEEE PoE negotiation (active) or simply output power all the time (passive)
  • Mode A / Mode A+B – This allows you to decide whether to limit the port to 30 watts with 2 pair PoE or to allow the port power 60 or 80 watts using 4 Pair PoE

By default each port is set to Active IEEE 802.3at (30 watt) 2 Pair PoE.  For lighting applications you will need to change it to Mode A+B for 60 watt devices.  If you need the full 80 watts, you’ll also need to set the port to Passive.

Want to learn more what those settings mean?  See our PoE Tutorial Here.

Other Important Controls: From the main menu screen:

  • Pressing and holding the “Select” button for 3 seconds will cause the injector to soft reboot.
  • Pressing and holding the “Enter” button for 5 seconds will toggle the temperature from Celcius to Fahrenheit.
  • Restore to Factory Default: Pressing and holding “Select” and “Enter” for 3 seconds will restore the injector to factory default settings.

Web Management

 CONNECTING TO THE CONSOLE

The GBT-24-M has a web-based management interface that can be accessed through the console port on the back of the injector.  Before you integrate it into your network, you will need to set the IP address to match your network settings.

All you need to do is connect the console port on the back of the injector to a computer.  If you don’t have an ethernet port on your laptop, this works just fine with an ethernet to USB adapter.

Then power on the injector using any 48-56 volt power supply.  The settings will remain in the device even if you power it off and power it on again.

Now comes the techiest part of the process.  You will need to disconnect your computer for wifi and the internet.  I know this feels very dangerous, but it’s only for a moment.

I’m giving the instructions here for a Windows computer.  If you need help doing this on a MAC, simply go to YouTube and search on setting an fixed IP address for a MAC.  Then use the IP address information I give below. 

In Windows, navigate to your Network and Sharing Center.  If you don’t know how to get there, simply click on the Window button on the bottom left and type “Network and Sharing Center”.

When it comes up, you should see an ethernet connection.  If not, double check 1) you’re connected to the injector, and 2) the injector is powered on.Click on the ethernet connection.  It will bring up a dialog box.Click “Properties” on the bottom left.

In the next dialog box, look in the middle for “Internet Protocol Version 4”.  Click on it, then click “Properties” in the bottom right.  

Fill out the fields just like this.

Click: User the following IP address

IP Address: 192.168.1.20

Subnet Mask: Sets itself

Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1

 

Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8

Alternate DNS Server: 4.2.2.2

Hit Okay to close this dialog, then Okay one more time.

I’ve tried not hitting okay the second time, and I couldn’t get it to connect.  So, make sure it hit okay to close out the two dialogs.

Finally, open a web browser and type 192.168.1.153 in the URL Bar.

The default username is: admin

The default password is: admin

If for any reason you cannot get this to login in during the first set up, simply hold the “Select” and “Enter” buttons on the front of the injector until it resets to factory defaults.

Heads Up Display

Once you’ve logged in, you’ll go directly to the Heads Up Display showing the status of all the ports on the injector.  You turn each port on or off as well as see:

  • PoE Type: Active or Passive Negotation
  • Power Consumed in mA (Current)
  • Output Power Potential (Volts)
  • Power Consumed in Watts

To cycle power on any particular port, simply click the toggle switch next to the port name you’d like to cycle power on.

Device Management

DEVICE Page
The device page allows you to configure your device.  You can:
  • Modify the admin credentials
  • Create a user credentials
  • Modify the device’s IP address
  • Reset the device to factory defaults

The admin credentials allow you to modify the device configuration.  A user account allows you to control the ports without changing the device configuration.

Default User Username: useradmin

Default User Password: user

PoE Mode

PoE Mode Page

This page allows you to decide whether to make the port:

  • Passive or Active PoE
  • 2 Pair or 4 Pair PoE

 

Active vs Passive PoE:

Active PoE is the traditional IEEE type PoE most devices use that requires a negotiation to turn on power.  90% of POE devices use this type of PoE, so it’s the default setting.

Passive PoE is a non-standard PoE that certain types of Wireless Data technology uses.   If you enable it with a non-PoE device connected to the port, it will damage the device. (We don’t expect many people are connecting non-PoE devices to a PoE injector, but strange things happen)

 

 A quick note, though, this injector can output more power in passive mode than in active.  So, if you need more power for your PoE device, consider switching it to passive.  Speaking of which . . . 

2 Pair vs 4 Pair PoE

The difference between these two states comes down to how much power each port requires.  4 Pair PoE allows for double the power on a port:

2 Pair PoE Active

25 watts – Single Signature

2 Pair PoE Passive

30 watts – No signature

4 Pair PoE Active

60 watts – Dual Signature PoE

4 Pair PoE Passive

80 watts – No signature

Rename Ports

Rename Ports Page

On this page you can relabel how your ports to have customized seven character names to make them easier to manage.

Technical Specifications

Product Specifications

Data + PoE Ports 24
Data Ports 25
Data Rate Gigabit
DC connector 2 x 2.1mm DC / 2 x Phoenix connectors
Dimensions 1.5 x 19 x 3.5 inches
Display Type OLED
Input Voltage Range 48 – 55 Volts DC
Max Power for Kit 60 Watts (Active IEEE 802.3bt negotiation) / 80 watts (Managed passive configuration)
Mount Type Rack
Operating Humidity 10% to 90%
Operating Temperature Range 0-40 C
PoE Method Active / Passive
PoE Mode/Pinout Mode A / B
PoE Standard IEEE 802.3bt Type 3;
4 Pair PoE;
Mode A / B negotiation
Weight 4.5 lbs

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GPOES-24-2-55v390w

GPOES-24-2-55v390w

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GPOES-24-2-55v390w

Welcome to the PoE Texas Manual for the 24 port LCD Managed PoE switch!

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

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: GPOES-24-2-55v390w.

What’s Inside

PARTS LIST:

  • 1 X POE SWITCH
  • 1 X USER GUIDE
  • 1 X POWER CORD
  • 2 X RACK MOUNT BRACKETS
  • 8 X SCREWS (FOR RACK MOUNT)
  • 4 X RUBBER ADHESIVE FEET

General Installation

Your new PoE switch is designed to be simple to install and set up. You should only need at most a Philips head screw driver. To power it on, plug the power cable in the back.

Since this is an IEEE 802.3at (PoE+), you can just start plugging devices into it to eight PoE ports on the left hand side marked 1 through 24.

Ports 25S and 26S are for Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) fiber optic ports. There are two of them to allow you to create a self-healing ring network.  If you’re just using Ethernet, you can use ports 23 and 4 for the same purpose.

Desktop Installation

STEPS:

  1. Remove the adhesive backs from the rubber feet accessories and place them on the bottom of the housing in the square indentations for these
  2. Plug the switch into an outlet
  3. Start plugging in your PoE and non-PoE devices

*The rubber feet help the switch have the proper ventilation, so please don’t skip that step.
Yeah, it is that simple.

Rack Installations

The switch comes with brackets for a 19″ rack configuration.  Please contact us if you need a different rack.  It DOES NOT come with the nuts and screws to mount the switch onto the rack.  You’ll need to get those

STEPS:

  1. Using the 8 x small screws provided in the box, attach the two rack brackets to either side of the switch so that the brackets face the front as in the image above
  2. Using rack screws and nuts (not provided) mount the switch into the rack space (the switch will use 1u of rack space)
  3. Plug the switch into an outlet
  4. Start plugging in your PoE and non-PoE devices

Operating The LCD Screen

Main Display

When you plug in the PoE switch, it will automatically boot up to the PoE Texas screen. Then, the main monitoring screen will come up. This screen gives you a great heads up display on the PoE situation with the whole switch.

So why make a PoE switch with a display like this rather than just a managed switch? We’re considering the smart building situations where networks and infrastructure aren’t always in place when you need to start installing and testing new PoE devices such as lighting, displays, or sensors. This display screen allows a user to see and manage the PoE on devices without having to have the full network installed and turned up.

So what does it all mean?

First Column: This identifies the port numbers, including the two uplink ports 9 and 10

Second Column: The power status of the port.  See guide to terms below.

Third Column: The entering data rate from the device used on the port (in Mbps)

Fourth Column: The exiting data rate from the device (in Mbps)

If the data rate turns red, then the port is exceeding its bandwidth settings.

PB: The maximum power available on the switch

TP: The current output power of the entire switch

PD: The number of powered devices connected to the switch

Norm: The switch configuration mode.

Options: (Norm – Normal switch; VLAN – All ports have their own VLAN; CCTV – CCTV camera set up.  See section on Menu item 1 Switch Mode)

What Do the Codes In Column 1 Mean?

—-W: Nothing is drawing power on this port
OLP: Over load protection has triggered on this port, meaning you device is drawing too much power for the port (see section on Port Power).
ULP: Under load protection has triggered on this port, meaning the device is drawing too little power to keep the PoE live on the port.
SCP: Short Circuit Protection, meaning the device or the cable connected to this port has short circuited. You’ll need to replace somethings.
OFF: When green or white, the port has been set to “off” in the settings
When red, the data rate used by this port exceeds the set max. If this happens 10 times in 1 hour, the port will power down to protect the switch and other devices.

Switch Bandwidth

Switch Bandwidth allows you to limit how much of the switch’s bandwidth a particular port can use.  Let’s say you’re worried some guy will mine crypto currency through this switch.  You can set the switch to alert you here that a single port is taking more bandwidth than the setting.

PD Type

PD Type gives you control to override the Powered Device negotiation on the switch.
  • Standard: Your devices will negotiate the type of PoE and the classification
  • Enhance: Regardless of the device negotiation, this setting allows the port to deliver up to AT power and the settings you put in the PSE Port Power
  • LegacyNot used very frequently, this allows the switch to negotiate with a capacitance tag Powered Device
Unless you have a specific application or some unusual devices, you’ll likely just keep it on Standard.

PD Alive

PD Alive lets you set up an automatic reboot function for a port. Let’s say you have a security camera on the port, and it stops communicating for whatever reason. This feature here allows the PoE switch to take over and reboot the port to see if the device will come back on.

Use the up and down arrows to navigate to the port you want to have this feature on. Press “Enter” until the “Disable” is green. Then, press “Up” or “Down” until you see “Enable”.

Then press “Enter” again to set up the Start Up time using the up/down buttons: how long in seconds the device should take to start up.

 

Then “Enter” again to set the Interval time using the up/down buttons: how long in seconds the switch should wait to see if the device comes back up again.

Then “Enter” one last time to set the PowerOff time using the up/down bottons: how long it should stay off when it turns off.

When you’re done, use the “Back” button multiple times to exit to the main menu.

PSE Power Fine

PSE Power Fine allows you to adjust the residual power output of the ports so they can output more power as long as you have enough Total Power Budget (TB). This is used in some specific applications where you know your devices are riding right at the 25 watt limits of PoE+, say with a PTZ camera or a large Wifi access point (some of the high performance Cisco WAP’s fall into this category if their USB ports are turned on).

Depending on your situation you can add 5%, 10%, and 15% to the Power Budget (PB).

Use the up and down arrow buttons to select the option preferred, then use the “Enter” button to select it.  When the < is next to the setting and green, your option is selected.  “Back” out to the main menu.

PSE Port Priority

PSE Port Priority sets the priority for which ports will pull more power if the Power Budget (PB) of all the ports exceeds the Total Power Budget (TB) at any time.

Let’s say you have security cameras, phones, and wifi access points on your switch, and you’re right at the TB of the switch. If you want to make sure your security cameras stay live even if one of the wifi access points start to draw too much power, then the switch will prioritize the ports based on these settings.

By default, the lower number ports (1, 2, 3 . . . ) are higher priority. If you set both ports 1 and 2 at “High” priority, then port 1 will prioritize over port 2 in case of a conflict.

With the port numbers highlighted green, use the up and down buttons to select the port number.  Select “Enter”.  Then, use the up and down buttons to select the priority.  You have selected one when it is green and has the < next to is.  Then “Back” to the main menu.

PSE Port Enable give you the control to be able to turn on and off the power on any port. This ideal for infrastructure or IOT situations where the network may not be turned up for some time but the devices need to be installed, powered on, and tested during installation.

With the port number green, use the up and down buttons to select a port number. Then, press “Enter”. Use the up and down buttons until the “Enable” or “Disable” is green. Then press enter.

“Back” to the main menu.

PSE Port Power

PSE Port Power gives you control of whether a port can run at higher power than the traditional PoE standard. For example, you have a Thinlabs all-in-one PoE computer that you know you’ll use hard and add a lot of USB devices to. Rather than worry about your power budget, you can increase your power limit all the way up to 36 watts. Or, if you know your device will be small and you want to save on your PB, you can set the power consumption as low as 2 watts.

As before, while the port number is green, use the up and down buttons to select a port. Then press “Enter”. With the power green, use the up and down arrows to set the power limit on the port. “Back” to the main menu.

Note: This function is different from the PSE Power Fine function because that sets the fine auto adjustments, while PSE Port Power lets you set the big ranges.

In order to take full advantage of the PSE Port Power feature, you need to make sure the switch is set to “Enhanced” on the PD Type menu.  Otherwise you’ll receive this error.

LCD On/Off

LCD ON/OFF gives you control over how long the LCD screen will remain active after the last use.

Simply use the up and down buttons to select your setting, then press “Enter”. The selected setting will turn green and be immediately ready to use. Press “Back” to get to the main menu.

Fan Control

Fan Control gives you control of when the cooling fans will turn on. It’s based on the percent of the Power Budget (PB) used at the time. This allows you to keep the switch quiet until heat demands force it on.

Caution, though, setting the value too high in a warm environment like a packed server rack could allow the switch to go above the rated temperature limits.

Simply use the up and down buttons to select your setting, then press “Enter”. The selected setting will turn green and be immediately ready to use. Press “Back” to get to the main menu.

Language

You can select your Language on this menu.  Currently, Chinese and English are available.  Other languages can be added by request.

Simply use the up and down buttons to select your setting, then press “Enter”.  The selected setting will turn green and be immediately ready to use.  Press “Back” to get to the main menu.

Default Setting

DEFAULT SETTING restores the switch to factory default settings.  

Simply use the up and down buttons to select “Confirm”, then press “Enter”.  The selected setting will turn green and be immediately ready to use.  Press “Back” to get to the main menu.

About

The About menu gives you diagnostic information about model and software version of your device.

Technical Specifications

AC Plug Connector Type C14
Adapters included Yes
Cable connector length 3 ft
Certifications CE, FCC,
Data + PoE Ports 24
Data Ports 2 SPF
Data Rate Gigabit
Dimensions 17.32″ x 9.133″ x 1.77″ in.
Display Type Bright LCD
Input Voltage Range 120 / 220 VAC
LEDs Per Port 1 – Connections and activity
Max Power for Kit 390 watts
Mount Type wall and rack (accessories included)
Operating Humidity 10% to 90%
Operating Temperature Range 0 – 40 C
Output Voltage 55 volts
PoE Method IEEE 802.3af; IEEE 802.3at
PoE Mode/Pinout Mode A (-1,2 +3,6)/Mode B (+4,5 -7,8)
PoE Standards Supported IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab, IEEE802.3z, IEEE802.3az, IEEE802.3x IEEE802.3af, IEEE802.3at

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GBTS-10-8-55V370W Manual

GBTS-10-8-55V370W Manual

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Welcome to the PoE Texas Manual for the GBTS-10-8-55V370W!

 The purpose of the manual is to help you quickly and effectively navigate the installation and functions of your new GBTS-10-8-55V370W

 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 pages: GBTS-10-8-55V370W

What’s Inside

PARTS LIST:GBTS-10-8-55V370W

  • 1 X PoE Switch
  • 1 X Rack Mount Kit – Does NOT include the rack nuts and bolts!
  • 4 X Desk Mount Rubber Pads
  • 1 X AC Cable

 

You have everything you need to get your switch up and operating.  Let’s get started.

 

GENERAL INSTALLATION

 

To deploy your new uPoE or IEEE 802.3bt switch, you really only need three key things:

  1. AC power – 120 VAC 60 Hz or 220 VAC 50 Hz – 500 watts
  2. Gigabit Uplink Data on the RJ45 por or Small Form-Factor Pluggable Fibers slot
  3. Space:
  • 1 unit of 19″ rack space
  • 17 1/2″ wide by 9 1/2″ long desk space

 * Optional: If you’re rack mounting it, you do need nuts and bolts to mount it on the rack.

That’s it!  It’s designed to be a simply, cost effective, high powered switch you can implement quickly.  You don’t need configuration cables, software downloads, apps, or certifications to use it!

 

Your switch has eight Gigabit PoE ports, two Gigabit data only ports, two SFP slots, and an LCD status display.  Not a lot to worry about here.  Let’s show you how it goes together.

Put it together:

DESK MOUNT:

If you’re going to set this on a desk or a shelf, you simply stick the included rubber feet on to the bottom of the switch in the small square indentations provided.  You don’t have to screw on the rack wings unless you just like the look of them.

RACK MOUNT:

If you plan to mount this into a rack, simply use the small screws to attach the rack mount wings.  You’ll need a small philips head screwdriver for this.

 

The kit does not come with the hardware to mount it to the rack, so don’t forget to pick those up.

Now you can plug it in using the included AC cable to power it up.If you’re grounding your network*, you can use the earthing lug on the back of the switch.* You might be tempted to overground your network.  Only ground your network in one location and ground it well.  Adding more than one grounding point could actually introduce noise to your network.gs.

Let’s power this thing on and configure it!

CONFIGURATION

Okay, I told you there wouldn’t be any configuration.  I lied.  You do have to pick whether your network needs IEEE 802.3bt Type 4 PoE or uPoE.  There’s a table down below that will layout the technical details, but here’s what you really need to know:

IEEE 802.3bt will be compatible with newer, higher power devices that say IEEE 802.3bt.

uPOE will be compatible with pre-standard devices that typically say PoE++ or UPOE.

 

I tell you this now so you can decide before you start connecting your devices.  All you need to do is slide the selector switch to the type of PoE you’d like.  See, not so bad afterall.

    ON THE LCD SCREEN:

    The LCD screen will tell you a lot about what’s going on really quickly with your network.  You can:

    • See how much power your device is drawing or whether it’s on or off
    • If your device is having an issue because of underloading*, overloading, or a short circuit
    • What your total output power is and what your power budget is

     

    *Underloading is a condition where your PoE device isn’t drawing enough power to keep the PoE on.   If you’re using a PoE splitter, you can try plugging a device into to start drawing power.  Otherwise, contact us at service@poetexas.com for support.

    LED LIGHTS: All the fun blinky lights!

    The table here shows all the details.  What you really want to check for is that the only light blinking is the LNK/ACT lights.  If other lights are blinking, you have an issue.

    Technical Specifications

    Product Specifications

    AC Plug Connector Type C14
    Data + PoE Ports 8
    Data Ports 4 (2-Gigabit and 2-SPF)
    Data Rate Gigabit
    Display Type LED
    Input voltage 110 – 220 VAC
    Max Power for Kit 370 Watts
    Max Voltage 55 Volts
    Mount Type 1U Rack Mount
    Operating Humidity 10% to 90%
    Operating Temperature Range 0-40 C
    Output Voltage 55 Volts
    PoE Method IEEE 802.3bt
    PoE Standard IEEE 802.3bt
    PoE Standards Supported uPoE, IEEE 802.3bt

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    GPOE-4A; GPOE-8A

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    GPOE-4A INSTALLATION MANUAL

    Welcome to the PoE Texas Manual for the GPOE-4A that cost effectively upgrades any non-PoE switch or PoE switch to 30 watt passive PoE!

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

    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 pages: GPOE-4A or GPOE-4A-48v48w.

    What’s Inside

    PARTS LIST: GPOE-4A (No Power Supply)

    • 1 X GPOE-4A

    We do offer this injector by itself without a power supply so you can select a power supply to fit your application needs.

    Or you can select a pre-kitted option below.

    Additional items you’ll need not included:

    1 – Screws for mounting

    2 – Power supply

    3 – Patch cables to the switch and home run cables to the device

    NEED HELP PICKING A POWER SUPPLY?  USE OUR POE CALCULATOR TO CREATE A POWER BUDGET.

    PARTS LIST: GPOE-4A-48v48w

    • 1 X GPOE-4A Midspan Injector
    • 1 X PS-48v48w 48 volt 48 watt DC power supply

    We do offer this injector by itself without a power supply so you can select a power supply to fit your application needs. 

    Additional items you’ll need not included:

    1 – Screws for mounting

    2 – Power supply

    3 – Patch cables to the switch and home run cables to the device

    General Installation

    A midspan like the GPOE-4A is a simple device to add into any network, and the purpose is to add or increase the PoE of your network without having to upgrade or pick a less optimal switch.

     

    With this wall mounted device, simply mount it near the networking switch you’d like to pair it with.  Then, using a short Ethernet patch cable from the switch’s data port to the LAN port on the PoE midspan.   Then the POE port adjacent to the LAN port will now have that 30 watt potential power budget.

    NOTE: a midspan adds PoE to one data port at a time.  So if you connect LAN 1 to a data port on your switch you’ll have Mode A POE on port 1 of the midspan [wait . . . what’s Mode A mean?].  To get POE on port 2, you need to add a patch cable on LAN 2 back to the switch,  And so on.

    Then connect the POE port to your PoE enabled device.

    WARNING: this is a passive PoE midspan, meaning it does not negotiate the IEEE 802.3af standard before delivering power.  What does that mean for you?  You should only connect the POE ports to a PoE enabled device.  Connecting it to a laptop or other non-PoE device will damage the network card on your device.

    So why even use a passive PoE midspan?  Besides being very cost effective, they’re simple, robust devices that work well even when you forget about them.  So as long as the connected device is PoE and no one can unplug it – say a security camera or wifi access point – it makes sense.

    CONFIGURATION

    There is no configuration necessary with this device.  Simply plug it in.

    The green LED indicates power on.   If the green light begins to blink at any time, it is an indication that one of the POE ports has shorted out or overloaded.

    STEPS:

    1 – Unplug the POE ports one at a time to determine which port is having the issue

    2 – Troubleshoot the port to determine whether the cable or the device is grounded

    Technical Specifications

    Product Specifications

    Data + PoE Ports 4
    Data Ports 4
    Data Rate Gigabit
    Dimensions 4x3x1 in.
    Max. Amps Per Port 1.25
    Mount Type wall
    Operating Humidity 5% to 90%
    Operating Temperature Range -10 – 60C
    PoE Method Passive
    PoE Mode/Pinout Mode A (1,2- 3,6+)
    Power Input 2.1mm DC

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    AF-Lightning

    AF-Lightning

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    (PoE to Lightning Power Only)

    Welcome to the PoE Texas Manual for the AF-Lightning that delivers PoE power to an iPad!

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

    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 pages: AF-Lightning.

    What’s Inside

    PARTS LIST: AF-Lightning

    • 1 X POE SPLITTER

     

    That’s all you’ll need.

    General Installation

    Your new PoE switch is designed to be simple to install and set up. You should only need at most a Philips head screw driver. To power it on, plug the power cable in the back.

    Since this is an IEEE 802.3at (PoE+), you can just start plugging devices into it to eight PoE ports on the left hand side marked 1 through 8.

    Ports 9T and 10T are the Gigabit uplink ports where you connect back to your router or main network switch. Ports 9S and 10S are for Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) fiber optic ports. If you’re not familiar with fiber optic connections, you can leave the little plastic plugs installed.

    I Want Power and Data to My iPad!

    Visit Our GAF-Lightning-PD Page

    The GAF-Lightning-PD combines the power and data from Power Over Ethernet onto a lightning connector specially designed to fit into tight enclosures to charge the iPad Air and iPad Mini.

    I Want Power and Data to My Android/Windows Device

    Check out our GAT-USBC-PD Page on PoE to USB Type C devices that transmits both power and data!

    CONFIGURATION

    There is no configuration necessary with this device.  Simply plug it in.

     

    The yellow LED indicates power on the primary side (your PoE side).  The green indicates power on the secondary (5 volt side).

    Technical Specifications

    Product Specifications

    Cable connector length 8.5 inches
    Cable connectors Apple Lightning Male
    Data Rate N/A
    Dimensions 6x1x1.5 in.
    Input voltage 44 volts to 57 volts
    Operating Humidity 5% to 90%
    Operating Temperature Range -10 – 60C

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