[Q] Can I use CAT 5 Cable in Power over Ethernet applications?
[A] Yes. Power over Ethernet is a developing technology
whereby supply voltage is provided to certain types of devices
through the same cable that is providing the data signal, such
as CAT 5 Cable. This is also called "Active Ethernet".
over Ethernet requires a CAT 5 injector, a power source that
will travel through the unused wires in the CAT 5 Cable. Some
devices are able to accept the power directly from the CAT
5 Cable through the RJ45 jack. These type of devices are
called "PoE Compatible" (or "Active Ethernet
Compatible"). Equipment the will not accept the power directly
from the jack will have to use a splitter that takes the power
from the CAT 5 Cable and supplies it to the device by way of
a power plug. CAT 5 Cable can be used in these applications
with the normal length restriction of 100 meters (328 feet).
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