PoE Splitter/Adapter of choice to power IR illuminator?

105437

BIT Beta Team
Joined
Jun 8, 2015
Messages
1,234
Reaction score
335
It's been a couple of years since I installed all of my IR illuminators. I'm looking for suggestions on the best splitter/adapter to use to power a 4w Tendelux illuminator via a PoE ethernet cable I have at the location. The ones I used before were a little bulky, looking for something more streamline if possible. Thanks!
 

TonyR

IPCT Contributor
Joined
Jul 15, 2014
Messages
7,592
Reaction score
11,404
Location
Alabama

105437

BIT Beta Team
Joined
Jun 8, 2015
Messages
1,234
Reaction score
335
Thanks @TonyR, It's just for the illuminator. You do raise a question, are there some available that allow you to connect a camera and the illuminator to the same splitter?
 

TonyR

IPCT Contributor
Joined
Jul 15, 2014
Messages
7,592
Reaction score
11,404
Location
Alabama
Thanks @TonyR, It's just for the illuminator. You do raise a question, are there some available that allow you to connect a camera and the illuminator to the same splitter?
There are, have read about them on IPCT here but haven't used one myself. I'll see what I can find but I'll betcha someone will chime in shortly with some good info.
 

105437

BIT Beta Team
Joined
Jun 8, 2015
Messages
1,234
Reaction score
335
There are, have read about them on IPCT here but haven't used one myself. I'll see what I can find but I'll betcha someone will chime in shortly with some good info.
Thanks, I'd like to try one!
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2019
Messages
6,204
Reaction score
12,941
Location
New Jersey
All you need is a "Y" cable with 2.1mm barrel connectors on it to provide two place to plug into 12VDC power, one for the IR and one for the camera. A typical camera with IR on only draws about 7 watts so the total load is under 12 watts assuming a 4 watt illuminator.
 

105437

BIT Beta Team
Joined
Jun 8, 2015
Messages
1,234
Reaction score
335
All you need is a "Y" cable with 2.1mm barrel connectors on it to provide two place to plug into 12VDC power, one for the IR and one for the camera. A typical camera with IR on only draws about 7 watts so the total load is under 12 watts assuming a 4 watt illuminator.
Can you link one on Amazon that you're talking about whenever you have a chance? Is it RJ45 on one end and split to two barrel connectors?
 

TonyR

IPCT Contributor
Joined
Jul 15, 2014
Messages
7,592
Reaction score
11,404
Location
Alabama
@105437 , please clarify:
You have a cable installed now that functions as POE (power + data ) for a camera and want to also power a 12VDC IR emitter, correct?
 

105437

BIT Beta Team
Joined
Jun 8, 2015
Messages
1,234
Reaction score
335
@105437 , please clarify:
You have a cable installed now that functions as POE (power + data ) for a camera and want to also power a 12VDC IR emitter, correct?
Yes, when I first installed my cameras in my new home, I ran a second Cat6 to each location for IR. As it turns out, it would be really nice to have two cameras at some of those locations with IR.
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2019
Messages
6,204
Reaction score
12,941
Location
New Jersey
The "Y" cable only splits the power, not the ethernet. It will not allow two cameras on one drop but will allow two 12VDC powered devices from one drop.

 

TonyR

IPCT Contributor
Joined
Jul 15, 2014
Messages
7,592
Reaction score
11,404
Location
Alabama

105437

BIT Beta Team
Joined
Jun 8, 2015
Messages
1,234
Reaction score
335
The "Y" cable only splits the power, not the ethernet. It will not allow two cameras on one drop but will allow two 12VDC powered devices from one drop.

Thanks, I’m looking at powering one camera and one IR on a single drop.
 

105437

BIT Beta Team
Joined
Jun 8, 2015
Messages
1,234
Reaction score
335
Here's the one that others have recommended in the past. It IS pricey. But I have a bigger issue: both Tycon's site and Newegg list the 12VDC output power plug size as 5.5mm x 2.5mm and call it "standard"...I don't think that jives with the size it should be, if I'm correct, which is 5.5mm x 2.1mm.

Tycon Power Systems - POE-MSPLT-4812P-F - PoE Splitter / Voltage Converter, 48VDC 802.3af PoE input and output, 12VDC @ 1A output, 12W, 5.5x2.1 connector
That is a little pricey, but it might be worth it to me if it would work phone scenario.

I really appreciate all of the input I am receiving!
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2019
Messages
6,204
Reaction score
12,941
Location
New Jersey
Maybe I'm missing something, but the inexpensive one will work just fine. Ethernet in > camera plugged in to ethernet out. Splitter cable > powers camera > powers illuminator.
 

105437

BIT Beta Team
Joined
Jun 8, 2015
Messages
1,234
Reaction score
335
Maybe I'm missing something, but the inexpensive one will work just fine. Ethernet in > camera plugged in to ethernet out. Splitter cable > powers camera > powers illuminator.
If that works, then I am golden! I ordered the splitter, it should be here in a couple days. I will test it and see how it works.
 

TonyR

IPCT Contributor
Joined
Jul 15, 2014
Messages
7,592
Reaction score
11,404
Location
Alabama
@TonyR The one you posted in post #2 of this thread.
That one doesn't pass the POE through to the second cam that he stated in post #9 he'd like to add.
It would work great for just the IR or just a 12VDC non-POE cam, though.
But I guess he could use a 'Y" like you linked to send the 12VDC to the cam AND the IR if the 12VDC splitter can handle the current of both cam and IR.
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2019
Messages
6,204
Reaction score
12,941
Location
New Jersey
4 watts for the illuminator and assuming 7 watts for the camera and there's plenty of headroom on a 24 watt rated splitter. That assumes the rating is at least semi-honest.
 
Last edited:
Top