Powering an outdoor Security Camera Enclosure with POE

Question:


Great site!
I have 2 IP cameras, both in a an IP67 enclosure c/w heater and blower. The cameras are power by a PoE switch.

Is there any way to power the heater and blower in the enclosure from the POE or do I need to provide a power supply just for this unit.

Answer:

Hi,

Thank you for your kind words!

For enclosures like that it really is best to provide it with its own power. The amount of power it may draw will fluctuate depending on the temperature so you want to make sure it has its own dedicated power supply.

Hope that helps!

Thanks,

Peter Brissette
Security Camera Expert

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