POE

Power over Ethernet or PoE describes any of several standard or ad hoc systems which pass electric power along with data on twisted pair Ethernet cabling. This allows a single cable to provide both data connection and electric power to devices such as wireless access points, IP cameras, and VoIP phones. There are several common techniques for transmitting power over Ethernet cabling. Three of them have been standardized by IEEE 802.3 since 2003. These standards are known as Alternative A, Alternative B, and 4PPoE. For 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX, only two of the four signal pairs in typical Cat 5 cable are used. Alternative B separates the data and the power conductors, making troubleshooting easier. It also makes full use of all four twisted pairs in a typical Cat 5 cable. The positive voltage runs along pins 4 and 5, and the negative along pins 7 and 8.

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Announcing the Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT

“Today we’re announcing the next generation of our Power over Ethernet (PoE) HAT. Compared to its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT delivers more power, implementing the 802.3at PoE+ standard; and it runs cooler, thanks to various design …

Pi & CODESYSPLC-Arduino to control Motors using a LCD Shield

“Use a Raspberry Pi with CODESYS PLC to control motors attached to an Arduino Uno and EASE using input from another LCD Shield with EASE. Overview: In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up a Raspberry Pi with …

Turtlesim Teleop with EtherCAT and Arduino Using ROS

“Use ROS (running on Esmacat Master S/ Esmacat Master C) to teleoperate the turtlesim node using analog input from LCD Shield with EASE. In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up an Esmacat Master S / Esmacat Master C …

Build a DMX FeatherWing to Control Lights with a Feather M0

“This project uses an Adafruit Feather M0 Basic Proto board to control a group of Color Kinetics or other RGB light fixtures using the DMX-512 protocol. We’ll build a DMX-512 interface FeatherWing then connect it to the …

PixPoE: Putting Plenty of Pixels Wherever You Can Plumb Some Cat5!

“I love to work on lighting projects, and having done my fair share of NeoPixel/WS2812b-based installations, I can tell you from experience that sometimes it can be really tricky nailing down a fully comprehensive design that “just works” when …

PoE-Powered VFD Tube Clock

“This is a vintage VFD tube clock that uses Ethernet for both power and data. The power is provided using 802.3at PoE+ and a Molex PD Jack that contains both integrated magnetics and a PoE Type 2 PD controller …

EASE w/ LCD & Motor Shield Using RaspberryPi Master Tutorial

“Use a RaspberryPi master to communicate with 2 EtherCAT Arduino Shield by Esmacat(EASE) on Arduino to control motors using LCD shield input. n this tutorial, you will learn how to set up and use the EtherCAT Arduino Shield by …