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Unifi AC-Lite PoE cable

I’m looking to run the Unifi AC-Lite AP through a passive 24V port from my Edgerouter using Monoprice 14ft SlimRun cat6a cable. It is 30AWG. Is the AWG enough for PoE?

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Re: Unifi AC-Lite PoE cable

Hello @Dudemax,

 

Use regular cat6a cable.

 


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Re: Unifi AC-Lite PoE cable

the number of slim cable I had to replace ....

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Re: Unifi AC-Lite PoE cable

Yes: a 30ga. cable is good enough for use as a very

short extension jumper--as you describe. In general,

slim cable may not meet full Ethernet standards, but

it may work for this.   Dave


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Re: Unifi AC-Lite PoE cable

As Dave said it may work - I would try one to see.   30AWG wire will limit the current available for the UAP, which is why you need to test it to make sure - I occasionally use some jumpers with 26AWG wire but I would not use a long one.   Frankly Cat6 cable is way overkill for an AC lite - I literally only use Cat5e cables for everything Gigabit unless it's a short 10GbaseT connection, and then I use Cat7 short (like under 5 foot) jumpers.   IMHO Cat6/6e is a boondoggle from the cable industry to make more money by people changing out their perfectly adequate 5e  structured cabling.   The only place I can see using Cat6 would be a long run of 23AWG cable to increase the current handling, but I run 24AWG Cat5e right now for 802.3bt at 60+ watts and it works just fine...

 

Let us know how the testing goes.

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