Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for a safe way to provide the mini PC with power over Ethernet (PoE) may be interested in a new pair of Raspberry Pi Power over Ethernet modules now available from the Adafruit online store. “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! All you need is this handy PoE module, and access to the center-taps on your Ethernet-capable board. Attach the four input wires, and get regulated 5V 1.5A on the other side.”
The new PoE modules support the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, which has the 4 wires on a header as seen in the image above. Adafruit explains more about the setup. “ You just need some female-female jumper wires to get the Ethernet wires to the module, and then two wires to bring the 5V back to the header. Note that even though a 2.5A power supply is recommended for a Pi 3B+, that’s only required if you attach a bunch of accessories (such as a 7″ display!) 1.5A will cover a wide range of usages, as the current draw is around 0.7A max without extras.”
For more information on purchasing options jump over to the official Adafruit online store by following the link below. The Raspberry Pi Power over Ethernet modules are now available the purchase price from $8.95 for the 5V 1.5A Output PoE Module supporting the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ or $14.95 for the 5V 1.8A Isolated Output PoE Module supporting the Raspberry Pi 3 B+.
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