PoE Tester Gen 2

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Welcome to the PoE Texas Manual for the PoE Tester GEN 2!

The purpose of the manual is to help you quickly and effectively navigate the installation and functions of your new Power Over Ethernet Tester. 

Our goal is to make our products as intuitive and simple to use as possible, so we value your feedback and questions directly to us at service@poetexas.com.  Phone +1-512-479-0317.

Or you’re always welcome to leave questions or comments on our product page: POE Tester GEN 2.

What’s Inside

PARTS LIST:
  • 1 X POE TESTER – SECOND GENERATION
  • 1 X USER GUIDE
  • 1 X 5.5 X 2.1 DC JUMPER CABLE FOR POWER SUPPLY TESTING
  • OPTIONAL ACCESSORY: POE DETECTOR

 

You have everything you need to get your switch up and operating.  Let’s get started.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

  • Measure Power Over Ethernet on active data cables without interrupting data flow
  • Quickly detect and identify PoE type and Mode
  • Measure the power consumption and performance of any DC power supply
  • Activate any port on an IEEE 802.3af/at switch

QUICK START GUIDE

Testing PoE

  1. Connect a PoE switch or injector to the RJ45 port on the “Power In” side
  2. Add a PoE powered device to the RJ45 on the “Power Out” side
  3. The readings will automatically display on the screen.

Testing DC Power Supplies

  1. Connect a DC power supply to the “DC Power In” to just measure voltage
  2. Use the jumper cable from “DC Power Out” to your device to measure the current draw as well

NO BATTERIES REQUIRED

SERIOUSLY, NEVER

READING THE DISPLAY

As the display scrolls left, you see in order: volts (V), amps (A), and watts (W)

The display shows only voltage for PoE and DC power supplies if no powered device is connected.  It will “turn on” an IEEE 802.3aft or at PoE port when the “Simulate PoE device” setting is ON and no powered device connected.

The display shows volts, amps, and watts for 802.3af, 802.3at, passive PoE, and DC power supplies when the tester is connected to a powered device.

Mode A or Mode B indicates which wire pairs transmit the power.  See below.

SIMULATE POE DEVICE

IEEE 802.3af/at Pass-through Mode 

(“Simulate PoE Device” set to OFF)


In this mode the tester will display volts, amps, and watts when connected to either an 802.3af/at switch and a powered device.  The display is inactive when no powered device is connected.

    IEEE 802.3af/at Pass-through Mode 

    (“Simulate PoE Device” set to ON)

    In the 802.3af/at Simulate Mode, the tester becomes a PoE Powered Device and the display will show the volts output from the Power Sourcing Equipment like a switch or midspan even if no PoE device is connected. 

    You can still connect a PoE device to measure the amps and watts passed to the device.

      Technical Specifications

      Amps Measured

      Mode A and Mode B: 0 to 2000 ma (2% accuracy above 5 ma)

      DC connector: 0 to 5 amps (2% accuracy above 50 ma)

       

      Display Range

      Up to 280 watts with a 56 volt, 5 amp power supply

       

      Voltage Range

      PoE: 12 to 57 volts

      DC: 3.5 volts to 56 volts

       

      Midspan and Endspan Compatible

      Works with PoE Switches and Injectors as well as tradition DC power supplies

       

      Polarity:

      In Mode A, test both polarity types:

      T568A: 1,2 (-) and 3,6 (+)

      T568B: 1,2 (+) and 3,6 (1)

       

      In Mode B, tests polarity 4,5 (+) and 7,8 (-)

      If the device uses reverse polarity for Mode B (Cambium devices), then the tester will not measure the power.   To test reverse polarity Mode B, use a pair of WS-CS-RJ45 reversing cables  available at www.poetexas.com.

       

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