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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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
GAT-USBC-PD or AT-USBC-JB
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.
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.
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.