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We plan to make 802.3af compatible devices in the future (2015)

Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:41 pm

Hi.
Why do we need a passive PoE in 2018/2019? Is this a kind of a vendor-lock by MikroTik when everyone supports 802.3af/at?
We plan to make 802.3af compatible devices in the future
normis
Yes, real 802.3af/at support is something we request since years for all RouterBOARDs. Hope MT will change it ASAP for new and also existing models.
meconet

I'm happy to see a switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN and a router hEX S with PoE in 802.3af/at.
But again hEX S: PoE out Passive PoE.
hEX PoE: PoE in Passive PoE, PoE out 802.3af/at.
RB4011iGS+RM: PoE in / out Passive PoE

Why is it so?
It's absolutely unpredictable if a new hardware will support 802.3af/at. And it's a lottery if it will be for uplink or downlinks.

I've also seen a multiple evidences of a mess with Type A / Type B implementation in MikroTik hardware. Is it still the same in 2018 when it is stated a 802.3af/at support?
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Re: We plan to make 802.3af compatible devices in the future (2015)

Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:20 am

It is not really vendor lock as the same passive POE is used by UBNT and few others. In addition, it is well described and you can practically make DIY injectors with couple of connectors and wires. This simplicity has some advantages.

Despite saying that, I would also prefer universal support of 802.3af/at.

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