Recommended power supply for setup purposes?

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  1. Frankenscript

    Frankenscript Pulling my weight

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    Hi folks,

    Is there a convenient power supply from Amazon or the like to use with Hikvision cameras for purposes of configuration ?

    In normal operation they will get POE from the NVR, but if I want to plug a cam into a laptop to poke around in its settings, I need to give them I think 12 V. I don't have a stand alone POE switch.

    So either a stand alone supply with correct plug to mate the power connector or a pass through power injector for the network line would do.

    What do you use? Several injectors are on Amazon but want a tried and true solution. Thanks!

    Marc

    PS my cam auto configured fine with the Hikvision NVR but thinking about adjusting some things directly.

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    FrankMCN Getting the hang of it

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    12v DC supplies are pretty much the most common type, just check the output on any spares you have floating around.
     
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    Frankenscript Pulling my weight

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    I've got a few. None has quite the right plug on it and rather than fuss with it I was just going to order something tried and true.

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    Trax95008 Getting the hang of it

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    I have a 4 port POE switch that I use for setups. They are fairly inexpensive. Around $40. An injector is around $20. So for 2X the cost, you can power 4X the cameras!
     
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    Anything with a 12V 2A or greater with 2.1mm x 5.5mm plug should work. from Amazon

    I just use a single POE injector, so i can connect it directly to my laptop (two devices on the subnet) for setup.
     
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    Frankenscript Pulling my weight

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    Thanks all for the great input. I think I will buy one of these 4-port POE switches, which only costs a bit more than a single port injector.

    BV-Tech 4 Port PoE+ Switch with 2 Ethernet Uplink and Extend Function – 60W – 802.3at + 1 High Power PoE Port


    I like how it has a hi power port as well as other regular POE ports, plus two uplinks, for $37. Seems made for IPcams.

    However, I recently found the sticky about plugging a laptop into the NVR and being able to hit the cam website configuration pages directly; this may alleviate the need to get a POE switch or power adapter completely for my current needs.

    Learning so much from this awesome site. Thanks everyone.