AR2412 to PoE switch to me-500

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    Jak2555
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    Hello,
    Does anyone have any experience with running a third party PoE switch out of the AR2412 stage box to run ME-500 personal mixers?
    I wasn’t able to find anything specific to that…
    Would it be possible to connect the PoE switch to the Monitor or Expander port on the AR2412 and then multiple ME-500 to the PoE switch?
    Or should the switch be placed between the QU mixer and the dSnake port on the AR2412?

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    SteffenR
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    yes it’s possible, and it has to be an 100MBit switch

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    KeithJ A&H
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    Hi @Jak2555

    A&H protocols are layer 2 which means the units are not addressed and so you wouldn’t be able to split out the signals between the Qu and the AR2412, but you can use a PoE switch directly before a ME or multiple ME units. i.e. wherever a ME unit could be connected, including the Monitor or Expander port of the AR2412 as you say.

    https://support.allen-heath.com/hc/en-gb/articles/4403292650641-ME-Compatibility-with-third-party-switch

    It would need to be a fast ethernet 100MBit switch if connecting to an SLink port (as if the SLink port detects a gigabit connection it will automatically go into gigaACE mode), but connecting from the monitor output of an AR2412 you should be fine.

    Cheers!
    Keith.

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