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Consistent PoE Requirements

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Status: Implemented

Could we please get consistent PoE requirements across devices?  The UVC-G3-DOME will work with any of my PoE switches.  The UVC-G3 won't work with any (including my 802.11at switch).  It's 2016 for pete's sake.  I shouldn't have to use your injector to power a camera when I have my own PoE switches.


It's a standard.  Why can't you adhere to it?

on ‎11-17-2016 08:46 AM

It works, you just have to use 24V PoE, not the PoE+. Had the same issue, changed it and figured it out.


on ‎12-31-2016 04:58 AM

Not all switches support 24V mode, I had to buy these - to get the cameras to work with my switch without an injector.

on ‎12-31-2016 05:58 AM

Some folks like to power these from battery so the lower voltage is ideal for that.  Having the dual voltage capability on the G3-Dome satisfies both needs.  It was said that they left out that capability on the G3 (egg) due to space limitations.


As mentioned, the G3 can be powered with an Instant AF converter where 24V PoE is not available.

on ‎01-08-2017 06:56 PM

I rather not have to set 24V and leave all my ports at PoE+

on ‎02-12-2017 03:28 PM


on ‎03-01-2017 07:28 PM

Include a INS-8023AF-I-G in the box! I was about to pull the trigger on a bunch of these cameras and decided to wait because of this... I don't like adapters just because it's another point of failure in the troubleshooting process.  Hopefully they will release a native 802.3af bullet cam soon? uvc-g3.5? I'll wait until then.

on ‎03-01-2017 07:36 PM

All UniFi equipment should support 802.3af/at in the future(new hardware needed), this will be the only "standard".

In the mean time you can use UniFi switches(wich support 802.3af/at and 24v passive), or use the 802.3af converters. Man Wink

on ‎03-02-2017 11:42 AM

Not everyone shares that opinion as there are some that want to power these from battery without having energy robbing upconverters.  Aside from permanent battery (solar?) installs, I even like the convenience of using a Li-Ion battery pack and AGW for test installs and FOV aiming.

by Ubiquiti Employee
on ‎04-13-2017 06:26 AM
Status changed to: Future Consideration
on ‎06-26-2017 10:22 AM