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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, 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.

If you want to turn an ordinary switch into a PoE switch, directly assembling an ordinary switch into a PoE switch cannot fully realize the power supply and data transmission at the same time. Unless you are familiar with the relevant switch knowledge, you can only meet your needs in other ways. Here are two ways to meet your needs:

Method 1: directly select a PoE switch

As mentioned above, if you want to change the ordinary switch structure to realize the POE switch power supply, it is not possible for us personally. It is recommended that you choose the PoE switch directly. Although its price is slightly higher than that of the ordinary switch, it is very profitable. It also has the advantages of high performance, smooth transmission, and great flexibility.

Method 2: add a PoE power supply upstream of the common switch

Ordinary switches only have the function of transmitting data, while the PoE power supply only has the function of power supply. The combination of the two is equivalent to a PoE switch, which can supply power to equipment at the other end, but there are some risks in doing so.

In summary, PoE switches can be used like ordinary switches, but we do not recommend using PoE switches as ordinary switches. This will greatly waste the powerful functions of PoE switches, and the cost of PoE switches will be higher than the price of ordinary switches. it is slightly higher, so using PoE switches instead of ordinary switches outweighs the gains. If you need to meet your needs for power supply and data transmission at the same time, it is recommended that you choose a cost-effective, high-performance PoE switch. Shenzhen SunSoont Technology Specializing in POE switches, network switches, fiber optic switches, Ethernet switches, with independent research and development capabilities, can meet customer customized design needs, welcome to consult!

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