PL-Anet networking, alternative use

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    I’m looking for some more information on Pl-Anet, and its relationship with the rest of the iLive network. Pl-Anet seems to work with POE, would it be possible to power another POE device off the Pl-Anet port? Are they switched into the ACE connection?

    iDR-48, T-112, Mixpad
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    Please note that PL-Anet is NOT using the Ethernet protocol so the devices can, per definition, not be POE (Power Over Ethernet) powered and can not be switched to ACE (Ethernet based). It also means that You can not use Ethernet switches in a PL-Anet system. PL-Anet is (I think) using the RS485 protocol and the units are powered thru the cable.

    The fact that the system uses CAT5-cables is just a “coincidence”. You can use CAT5 for a lot of things unrelated to Ethernet…

    You also have to be very careful not to connect a computer (or any other Ethernet equipment) to a PL-Anet socket. It’s not good for the Ethernet equipment…

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    Originally posted by ahlund

    Please note that PL-Anet is NOT using the Ethernet protocol so the devices can, per definition, not be POE (Power Over Ethernet) powered and can not be switched to ACE (Ethernet based). It also means that You can not use Ethernet switches in a PL-Anet system. PL-Anet is (I think) using the RS485 protocol and the units are powered thru the cable.

    The fact that the system uses CAT5-cables is just a “coincidence”. You can use CAT5 for a lot of things unrelated to Ethernet…

    You also have to be very careful not to connect a computer (or any other Ethernet equipment) to a PL-Anet socket. It’s not good for the Ethernet equipment…


    Great that’s what I was afraid of, just couldn’t find a whitepaper speced online.

    I’ll order a POE injector.

    iDR-48, T-112, Mixpad
    Austin Federa, Lawrence University
    http://dimmercheck.blogspot.com

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    Originally posted by tk2k

    I’ll order a POE injector.


    Just make sure to get the correct type of POE injector for Your POE device. There are several types out there. [:(!]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_over_Ethernet

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