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I'm currently looking into buying the 8 port 60w switch to power my G3 cameras (2), cloud key Gen 2+ and UAP A/C Lite but I've noticed people were having problems with the US 8 150w model. I did a quick search of the forums and didn't find any post of problems with this model but I wanted to make sure before I spent the money on these upgrades.
I won't be able to install the switch for a few months until the house I'm moving into is ready so I want to make sure its going to work and continue to work. Thanks in advance.
This switch has been rock solid for me.
But I ran out of ports quickly, I had to upgrade.
If you already have three devices, I'd get the 8 or 16 port switch instead. The US8-60w only has four POE ports.
I didn't think of that. I may have to upgrade to the 16 port version to handle later add-ons and all my existing wired stuff. I got a few G2 cameras from someone on the forums that I'll be adding to my home network when we move into our first house and will be needing the ports to get those added as well. I'm also wanting to run lines to certain rooms in the house to power my entertainment center.
Thanks for the advice.
I love mine. Been solid.
Everyone else is correct, there are only 4 PoE ports. If you don't mind using external power for your CK, you can fit 4 devices. I personally have an AP-PRO being powered by a TP-Link switch, and it works well within my network. For the sake of completion, I might upgrade that to an 8-port Switch, but for now it works
I may have to upgrade to the 16 port version
Might be better to look at the 24 port; there have been quite a few threads on 16 port PoE issues recently.
I have had 3 of the same hardware in a year (2 x US-16-150w & 1 x ES-16-150w) and returned all 3 due to issues...
Keep in mind the power requirement of your cameras you need to support. I thought I recall some of those cams being passive POE and others AF, if you have AF cameras you should be good with 2 of the US8-60 switches. To be honest, the reports of issues with the 16 port switch is low, but I understand the concern. For me when I plan out builds I think about am I going to be using a mix of old technology along with new. If that answer is yes especially with UBNT then you need to look at switches that include 24v passive. Then you're looking at the 8 port 150 and that is another rock stable device. Then your next jump is to the 24 port if you're skipping the 16 port.