I seriously don't understand how data integrity became an issue when all I did was compare power loss over different wires. How does running the math on DC power loss have anything to do with the data?
What part don't you understand?? If this was solely about powering a light bulb the conversation would be moot. Given the conversation Isn't
just about power but a video security camera.
That directly relates to data, no data, no video . . .
Are you saying the two aren't directly linked together as it relates to a IP camera???
Start of Rant:
In case you're unaware its extremely common for a so called IP camera to be powered via low voltage (12 / 24 / 36 VDC) wiring instead of POE. The reasons for doing so exists for many reason(s) and that primarily relates to outputting reliable power so the hardware will operate correctly. Even though IP cameras offer a large (typical 15-25% +/-) operating voltage it doesn't mean you should be running at the edge of the same.
Those that do are the one's who always see blown switch ports . . .
These are the same people who have a managed switch would see endless TX/RX errors and dropped packets.
Thousands of people all around the world didn't come together on a random Saturday night to design and spec a Ethernet standard (328' / 100 meters) just for shits and giggles. It was thought of, considered, and peer reviewed by thousands of people to help iterate and push the industry to do better and offer the same to Joe Public.
My previous statements were to high light to everyone who reads this thread is that there are other factors at play. These other factors must be considered because if they don't this is exactly why the following bull shit technologies exist:
Think: ePOE, CCA cable . . .
Millions of people all around the world continue to sell and buy Copper Clad Aluminum Ethernet cable??
Because the vast majority of buyers have no clue. The one's that have half a clue still buy CCA cable because they are still too stupid and cheap. People use ePOE because these are the same clowns that believe its OK to string along 1000 feet of ethernet cable?!?
The most comical reply I read and hear from these less than bright people is Hey 10/100
is perfectly fine???
If people have already bought ultra flat man-bear-pig 32 AWG Ethernet cable that's a hue of Murple for POE - WTF is wrong with that??? Everything I just stated happens now, will happen later, and will continue to happen because people are not educated enough to first ask questions. What is worse is when I see so called professionals in the network field doing everything I just called out??
Because these people are simply too stupid to live . . .
My comments here have nothing to do with you or what information you provided. I simply replied to your comments that everyone must consider the bigger picture as this is why we are all here. It would be a complete disservice if I or anyone else didn't bring to the table more
insight and knowledge to the discussion. If all the OP was doing was trying to power a IR LED with a splitter who cares.
But, that same cable isn't dedicated to just a light bulb its connected to a IP camera which requires a solid connection within the standards outlined by the industry. If people can't even follow the bare minimum the end results will be less than stellar . . .
End of Rant
Hope you understand the why's . . .