PoE Passthrough on a NanoSation 5AC
Author: Daniel Allin
Modified on: Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 at 2:22 PM
The Ubiquiti NanoStation 5AC (NS5AC) has a poe passthrough port which can power a secondary access point or camera. The secondary port is PASSIVE, this means that it will pass the source voltage through that powered the NanoStation to the secondary port.
- The included POE injector only has enough current to power the NanoStation itself. If you wish to power a secondary device, add the max power consumption of the NanoStation5AC (8.5W) and the max power consumption of the device you wish to power through the secondary port. i.e. NS5AC (8.5W) + UVC-G3-AF (4W) = 12.5W max at 24V is required to power both devices. The Ubiquiti POE-24-24W-G is a 24W POE injector that will power both devices.
- If you need to power a 48V camera or other device then you will need to purchase a 48V POE injector to power both devices. This will pass 48V passive power through the secondary port and will burn out any device that does not support 48V.
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