- Four PoE ports in a small heavy-duty Ethernet switch
- The switch and attached PoE devices are powered from an integral -48V DC terminal block
- Temperature rating of – 40°C to 75°C handles heavy duty applications
- RJ-45 ports support standard auto-negotiation and auto-cross to enable attaching any 10 Mb or a 100 Mb device, regular or PoE
- Same package and DINRail mounting options as the S14P Convenient Switches
The PS14 PoE Power Source Convenient Switch combines standard 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) with a small heavy-duty 4-port Switch. Using an external -48VDC power source, all four of the PS14’s Ethernet ports can provide power as well as 10/100 Mb data transmission over the inter-connecting Ethernet cables. Now, data and power for attached devices can be transmitted over a single Ethernet twisted-pair cable.
The PS14 switches are Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), and are fully compatible with Powered Devices (PD) that comply with the IEEE 802.3af PoE standard. The PS14 Switch ports have an auto-sensing algorithm so that they provide power only to attached 802.3af end devices. If proprietary PoE and non-PoE equipment is attached, it will not be damaged. The PS14 ports discontinue supplying power when the PoE (PD) devices are disconnected, and support the PSE standard for over-current protection, under-current detection and fault protection.
The PS14 is a standards-compliant way to power and connect a few small Ethernet devices at the edge of a network where AC power is either not available or not cost-effective. Increasingly, small powered devices (PD) such as IP phones, video cameras, wireless access points, digital clocks, special purpose radios, IP phones, industrial sensors and laptop computers benefit with increased installation flexibility from the PS14’s PoE-PSE capabilities. Traditionally, a mid-span patch panel device could have been connected to a standard Ethernet switch, and insert power onto a PD device — a configuration requiring two devices to achieve PoE. The PS14 integrates both the Ethernet switch and the PoE power functions into one unit, saving costs and space, and increasing reliability for the application.
The PS14 Switches are designed for heavy duty industrial as well as temperature uncontrolled applications such as sheltered outdoors. The PS14 models are built with premium-grade extended temperature components, and use special thermal techniques (patent pending) as well as a robust metal case for durability. Mounting options include stand-alone panel-mounting, DIN-rail, or rackmount tray. No internal air flow is required for cooling, so the PS14 resists dust, dirt, moisture, smoke and insects.
A 4-port “go anywhere” PS14 Switch is a versatile and handy PoE solution. The PS14 provides edge access Ethernet ports in a convenient and compact package. For fibre connectivity or additional non-PoE ports, simply add a CS14P Converter Switch (two RJ-45 and one fibre) or an ES42P Edge Switch (6 ports) with all fibre port types available. All PS14 Power Source Convenient Switch models come with two sets of LED indicators. One set is on the front for viewing convenience when the unit is wall-mounted, and one LED set is mounted in the end adjacent to three of the RJ-45 ports for easy viewing when units are in a rack-mount tray.
The PS14 family of Power Source Convenient Switches and other products are designed and manufactured in the USA and backed by a three-year warranty.