This evaluation board will work with PoE+ Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) that supplies the power over the spare pair or the data pair. It is suitable for use with the Ag5100 module (not included).
The EVALPOE30W evaluation board can be powered using the spare pair in the CAT5e cable (pins 4 & 5 and pins 7 & 8), or over the data pair through on-board magnetics.
The input data and power is supplied to the board through connector J1. The data is passed through to the peripheral equipment via J2, with the power form the PD module is supplied via J3 to J7.
The EVALPOE30W on-board bridge rectifiers will ensure that the correct input polarity is applied to the PD.
When using the Ag5000, there are two LED’s (LED1 and LED2) that indicates which input is applying the power (the silk screen on the PCB shows which pair SPARE or DATA). Because the Ag5100 has a common input, when the main power is applied from the PSE both LED will be ON.
Before using the EVALPOE30W evaluation board, it is important to setup the input and output configuration jumpers for the product that is going to be use.
Below shows an example set-up using an Ag5000 powered by a Microsemi PD8001 Midspan and supplying +12V to a Vivotek PZ6122 (or PZ6112) ethernet camera.
The PC ethernet port is connected to the data input of the PD8001 (PSE) via a short Cat5e patch cable. The Data & Power output from the POE30U-560 is connected to the input of the EVALPOE30W evaluation board (J1) via a CAT5e crossover cable. The data output of the EVALPOE30W evaluation board is connected to the data port of the ethernet camera via a short CAT5e patch cable. The +12V (parallel configuration) power output from the EVALPOE30W evaluation board (J7) connects to the dc input of the Vivotek PZ6122 ethernet camera.