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Hi katapult

A 100 megabit or better switch is required. Gigabit would work, but would generally be more expensive.

Note that when using an SLink port on for example an SQ mixing desk, a Gigabit switch can only be used for ME-1 if connected to the SLink port either via a 2-pair cable, or by some other means that prevents a Gigabit link being established. A Gigabit connection will prevent an SLink port from entering ME mode.

The ME-1 units will stay powered on as long as they are plugged into the PoE switch.

Be careful when choosing a switch, because although lots of switches advertise, for example, 8 PoE ports, most will have a relatively low total power limit. For ME-1 you need 13 Watts per port, so take this into account if you got the standard PoE route. The ME-U can supply 15 Watts on all 10 ports simultaneously.

Hope this helps

– Jeff, A&H

[edit] Updated ME-1 power requirement at PoE source to match user guide (13 W) [/edit]
[edit2] Updated reference to Gigabit to reflect functionality with newer ‘SLink’ ports [/edit2]