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Power over ethernet: simplifying the equation

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September 26, 2016 11:07

Could a variation of POI with lower voltage (say 12V) + higher current become the new home "mains" distribution?
Advantages over the current IoT using wireless are automatic network connection when plugged in for laptops, lamps, radios, mobiles, remote display panels for energy etc.
House LED lighting, alarm systems, home monitoring alarms and heating control could also be on their own circuit.
Most devices require a power supply so why not connectivity in the same lead?
12V could with development be used for many devices directly, 25W at 44V seems the only restrictive part of POE.
It also blends in nicely with LV energy storage plus solar power.
I expect it's being considered and developed somewhere!

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