Power Over Ethernet for iPad

Deliver Power and Data Over an Ethernet Cable

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So you’ve decided to mount an iPad on your conference room or at a kiosk, and now you need power for it.  Let us help you spec out the right PoE solution for your iPad. 

If you’re concerned about having an iPad always charging, there’s good news.  iOS 11.3 now has a feature integrated into the software that protects the iPad battery when it is always charging.  Check out their help desk info here!

To pick out the right PoE Texas product for your tablet, we just need to answer a few quick questions:

Do you already have a PoE switch?  (Most are IEEE 802.3af or .at)

If so, you just need to pick your splitter form factor based on the type of iPad you have.

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iPad 10.2

You have a lightning connector, so you will use the



iPad Pro, Air, & Mini

You have a USB Type C connector, so you will use the


Power Only for iPad 10.2

You have a lightning connector, and you only want send power and use wireless data, so you will use the


Picking My Splitter

If you want to conceal as much as possible – meaning you tuck it away inside the wall or the ceiling – go for the enclosed form factor like the WT-AF-5v-MicroUSB.

Putting it in the ceiling?  Pick the WT-AF-5v-MicroUSB and extend the power down the wall with a quality micro USB extension cable.  Don’t go low cost on the cable because it might not send the 12 watts your tablet needs.

If you’re looking for a clean solution to wall mount the splitter, pick the WT-GAF-USB2 mounted on a recessed low voltage wall box.

 If you have tight walls or just have more access around the back, you could upgrade to a different low voltage wall box.



Gigabit microUSB PoE Splitter.

Perfect for conference room and kiosk displays or anywhere else you need power. Power your 5 volt microUSB devices from your existing PoE switch with these 5 volt Power over Ethernet splitter/converters.


Pick my Power Supplying Equipment (PSE)

By the way, yeah, PSE is the technical acronym for it.  So now to power your splitter.

If you’re just doing power or want to isolate your tablets from your other PoE switches or injectors, you can pick any one of our 10/100 injectors.

 Quick side note: if you use one of our 10/100 injectors with the WT-GAF-USB2, check our our tech post on making the WT-GAF-USB2 Mode B.

WT-GAF-USB2 Conversion to Mode B

Out of the box our WT-GAF-USB2 is Mode A power only – What does Mode A mean? – and this short blog shows you how to convert your Mode A only WT-GAF-USB2 to Mode B, giving it compatibility with our 10/100 series of PoE injectors.  

We Can’t Forget 24 Volt Passive!

If you’ve got to do this on a budget, you can find all of these same great options in the 24 Volt Passive line.  

*Keep an eye peeled for our new WT-POE-USB2 that will give you the same great features as the WT-GAF-USB2 in a 24 volt passive format!