How would I hook up this mic to my camera?

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  1. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Young grasshopper

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    so the 802.3af POE splitter didn't seem to power. I ordered a replacement but is it because the POE injector isn't 802.3at? It does power of the camera over POE but maybe it doesn't work with the POE splitter?
     
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    th3bloody9 Young grasshopper

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    Hmm looks like your camera actually requires 24V AC when not using POE (the splitter provides 12V DC). I'm not sure what the best solution is here.

    This splitter seems to provide both POE & 12V DC output:

    (POE-MSPLT-4812P) Mini Splitter 802.3af/at or passive 48 POE In, 12VDC 15W Out

    but it's expensive for a splitter, or I guess you could use one of these in combo with your existing splitter:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0198H6EUK?tag=ipctk-20

    Reviewed in detail here. You would use one port for the camera and 1 port for the splitter to provide 12V DC to the mic.
     

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    th3bloody9 Young grasshopper

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    Yeah it's possible this is also a separate issue @looney2ns seemed to think it would be a problem.
     
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    Kamakzie Young grasshopper

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    Hmmmm this is starting to look like a no win situation... :( I don't really have a lot of money to be experimenting. :(
     
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    From the Amcrest web site for this cam:
    POE IP Camera Speed Dome 1080P, 328ft Night Vision, POE+ (802.3at)

    So any injector or POE switch has to be rated (802.3AT or it will not work.

    I would just use the power brick to power the cam, then add this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G0LL0W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    at the camera, this will power the mic. Just connect this converter in parallel with the power coming from the brick.
     
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    You don't "need" any other RCA jack's or other adapters, just connect bare wire to bare wire and either use wire nuts or solder.
     
  8. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Young grasshopper

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    looney2ns, It works to power the camera over POE with the Ubiquiti though. I guess it must be compatible somehow. Unfortunately I would need some kind of an extention wire as its somewhat a long run. Might just have to live without sound.
     
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    So the wires from the camera and the wires from the brick go into those screw contacts? Is there a specific arrangement I would need to do?
     
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    Connect power coming from the power brick to the one side of the white connector by it's self.
    Then on the other side of the white connector, twist the power leads from the camera and the Speco together, and insert into the other end of the white connector. There are screws in the white connector that you tighten to hold the wires in place.

    Then use the male plug on the opposite end of the speco to power the mic.
     
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    Kamakzie Young grasshopper

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    Is there such a thing as a POE splitter with 24 volt output receptacle? Guess I am apprehensive dealing with the wires like that..
     
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    Kamakzie Young grasshopper

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    Is this what you mean? I assume there is two more openings on the other side?
     

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    Yes that should be correct. Out of curiosity how long is the cable run?
     
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    Yes sir, exactly like that. Use no less than a 16 guage wire from power brick.
     
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    Kamakzie Young grasshopper

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    Well with the cat 6 I have a 50 foot run. I think I could probably do less than that for power but maybe 50 feet would be safer. I wouldn't think wire would cost all that much? I would probably want to have the wires inside where they are spliced together with the brick. Then it will come outside where it hooks into the specco
     
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    Kamakzie Young grasshopper

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    I might check at the local hardware store as well.
     
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    Okay that stuff is coming tomorrow. Will let you know how it turns out.
     
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    Big thumbs up as this worked. I now have sound. Gotta get the mic in a place where the wind won't effect it as bad. I also stole a muff off from my old headset to try and muffle the wind.
     
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