External IR Power

morrisky

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To those that are running external IR, how are you running the power to them? I used POE for my cams and the location I'm looking to add extra IR is a decent sized run. Is it possible to power an external IR + cam from a single cable run with a POE splitter?
 

tigerwillow1

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I'm running a dahua 5231-E camera and 7 watts of IR using a POE splitter. Camera's IR is off. The power draw is close to the limit of the non-plus POE port. Cable length is about 200'.
 

colmcille

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I can't answer or comment on the splitter option, but for my Raytec IP IR lights I just power them with with a 30w PoE+ injector that can give them the 15w they need. I've not used a splitter before, so not sure if I would still be able to control the lights since they have their own IP address to allow them to be remotely controlled/dimmed and adjusted. My lights are also not near the cameras, so the cables don't run in the same direction anyway.
 
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