Best SOHO POE powered Switch

RichAlgeni

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I am looking for recommendations on a SOHO POE powered 1GB unmanaged switch, with 4 to 8 ports. This switch will not need to power anything, but it itself must be able to be powered by POE.

On a side note, I would love to see a version of the Hubitat Zigbee Hub be able to be powered by POE.

Thanks for your help!
 

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Dave Corder

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Depending on your requirements for aesthetics and extra cabling and such, you could also go with a PoE splitter (e.g., https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003CFATQK or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS4NT13) and just about any switch of your choosing. It seems a lot of the little 5- and 8-port switches (smart or not) these days are pretty low power and can work off such a splitter. - I did this behind my TV in our family room for a little while when I was trying out various streaming sticks and trying to determine if Wifi or hard-wired would work best.
 

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One of the disappointing things for me is that there aren't any affordable 8/10 port, managed POE switches with multi-gigabit uplink. If you're connecting to another switch, it seems weird to only uplink 1G.
 

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One of the disappointing things for me is that there aren't any affordable 8/10 port, managed POE switches with multi-gigabit uplink. If you're connecting to another switch, it seems weird to only uplink 1G.
I agree, to an extent. It depends on what you're putting on the switch, though. If it's just a bunch of PoE cameras that only have 10/100 interfaces anyway, a gigabit uplink is more than sufficient. If you're putting access points, though, that's another story...
 
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RichAlgeni

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One of the disappointing things for me is that there aren't any affordable 8/10 port, managed POE switches with multi-gigabit uplink. If you're connecting to another switch, it seems weird to only uplink 1G.
I bought a used Juniper EX3300-24P on EBay early last year, they were $300. Excellent condition. I have updated firmware for them. I loved it so much, I bought a second one for one of my stores.
 

T_Minus

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I've been using one of these MikroTik

I'm curious if anyone has experience with PoE Splitters for use cases like this
I run a ubiquiti POE splitter (not sure what they call it) but I run 1 CAT5 with POE to the device, and out of the device I power 3 POE cameras. The device has no other power.
 

Adam Zucker

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I use active POE splitters from POE Texas for 5v and 12v stuff all the time. I have powered small switches, IR illuminators, tons of random equipment and such running on them for years now.