Getting the hang of it
- May 8, 2017
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You never know, the force is strong.
You are correct for right now doing a camera setup from https://store.ipcamtalk.com/ but in the future I might be looking at that water jug model that you can PTZ.No its not. You can add more cameras to the other switches as well. You are tossing 50 bux in the toilet. Do you intend to add 2 HUGE ptz cameras that draw large amounts of power? No.
Ok thank you.I believe that switch will be 10/100 on all ports except the SFP and is also end of life, albeit its probably built like a tank. I know when I have tossed around older Cisco switches, the general feedback has been the old switches draw significant power even at idle. So in the future you might want to look at something newer, that might be more efficient at idle, since regardless of which switch you select the camera POE draw will be whatever the cameras need (so that won't change).
I looked that model up and it looks like it will be 55-57 watts at 5%-100% network load with 0% PoE load. I only mention that because depending on your electricity cost, having a base idle consumption of 55w for that one device would cost me like $4 per month before I even connect a camera to it, where something a little newer/smaller might draw 15-30w at idle.
Hey awsum - did you have that BV-Tech plugged into any kind of line-interactive or online UPS?I have a BV Tech, 16 port, PoE switch and I've been happy with it until today. It's currently powering ten cameras with no problems, just, what I call, slightly warm to the touch. I was moving power connections around this morning and found its weak point. It will not power up with a ten camera load. When I powered it back up, not even the power LED came on and I immediately thought "DOA". I unplugged everything and opened the case. There is a fuse in there, soldered in place, so I thought I bridge it to see if that was the problem. There were no signs of any component failures with a visual inspection, so I figured what the heck. Anyhow, when I plugged it back in, with nothing else plugged in to it, it powered right back up. So, if you have a BV Tech switch and lose power, expect to have to unplug everything, AC included, wait a few minutes, power it back up then plug in the cameras. A little disappointing. Hope this saves someone else some angst when power drops.