After being officially launched earlier this year by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Adafruit has announced the arrival of the new Raspberry Pi PoE Hat, making it available for $20. Features of the Raspberry Pi PoE Hat include : 802.3af PoE, fully isolated switched-mode power supply, 37–57V DC, Class 2 device, 5V/2.5A DC output and 25x25mm temperature-controlled brushless fan to help keep everything running a little cooler.
Simply attach the standoffs in the four corners of the HAT, then connect to the 40-pin header. Once the HAT is connected, you can power your Pi through the RJ-45 network connector. “Power over Ethernet (PoE) can make your project wiring a breeze – instead of needing a wire for power and data, you can use one Ethernet cable for both” explains Adafruit.
“The Raspberry Pi Power over Ethernet HAT is a small accessory for the Raspberry Pi computer. It can only be used with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (launched March 2018). The PoE HAT allows you to power your Raspberry Pi using Power over Ethernet–enabled networks; for this product to be used, the network it is connected to needs to have power-sourcing equipment installed.”
For more details either jump over to the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website or if you are based in the United States visit the Adafruit online store via the link below to purchase your very own for $20.