Can a PoE switch be used as a normal switch?

PoE switch is a new type of multifunctional switch. With the wide application of PoE switch, people have a certain understanding of PoE switch. However, many people think that PoE switches can generate electricity by themselves. This statement is not correct. Generally speaking, PoE switch power supply refers to PoE switches supplying power to other devices through network cables without losing the function of transmitting data. So, can the PoE switch be used as an ordinary switch?

PoE switch is a switch with PoE function, which can be connected with ordinary switches. It can transmit data while supplying power, while the main function of ordinary switches is to exchange data and does not have the function of supplying power. For example, when the power supply is not connected, there is a surveillance camera connected to a common switch using a network cable. There is no doubt that this surveillance camera cannot work normally. In the same situation, this surveillance camera is connected to a PoE switch through a network cable. Then this surveillance camera can work normally, this is the essential difference between PoE switch and ordinary switch.

For security monitoring systems, the use of PoE switches is a good choice. It can not only avoid additional power wiring costs and reduce labor costs, but also improve the flexibility of the system, simplify subsequent upgrades and maintenance, and provide high-performance PoE The switch can manage each PoE port and the power supply of the device, which is more convenient for the administrator to control, and these are the advantages that ordinary switches do not have.

Can a PoE switch be used as a normal switch?
The PoE switch has the function of a switch, and of course it can be used as an ordinary switch, but when used as an ordinary switch, it does not maximize the value of the PoE switch, but wastes the powerful functions of the PoE switch. If you do not need to provide direct current to the connected equipment and only need to transmit data, then it is recommended that you use a common switch. If you need not only data transmission but also power supply, it is recommended that you choose a PoE switch.


Post time: Sep-13-2021