Typically, if your POE is 24V, or 48V with at least 1A output, you should be able to go the full 100m.
The maximum distance that you can run Power over Ethernet (PoE) depends on a number of factors such as the voltage of the PoE, the power requirements of the device being powered, the quality of the cabling, and the environmental conditions.
Generally, for a standard PoE connection, the maximum distance is 100 meters (328 feet) from the power source to the device being powered. However, this distance can be extended by using PoE extenders or PoE repeaters. Additionally, for devices that require higher power, such as PTZ cameras or access points with multiple radios, the maximum distance may be less than 100 meters due to power loss over distance.
It’s always best to consult with the manufacturer’s specifications for your specific PoE device to determine the maximum distance it can be run.
The amperage (or current) of the PoE does matter as it determines the amount of power that can be delivered to the device being powered.
The maximum current output of a PoE injector or switch is typically 350mA, 550mA, or 1A, and the amount of current required by the device being powered is specified by the manufacturer. If the current provided by the PoE is insufficient, the device may not power on, or it may experience intermittent power issues.
It’s important to make sure that the PoE injector or switch provides enough current to meet the device’s requirements. It’s also important to note that using a PoE injector or switch that provides too much current may damage the device being powered.
Always refer to the manufacturer’s specifications for both the PoE injector or switch and the device being powered to ensure that the correct amount of current is being delivered.
Using POE will allow you to better place your access point or repeater for optimal coverage.
The best placement for optimizing WiFi coverage outdoors will depend on various factors, such as the size and layout of the outdoor area, the presence of obstacles or interference, and the location of the indoor router.
Here are some general tips for optimizing WiFi coverage outdoors:
Place the WiFi router or access point in a central location, ideally elevated and unobstructed.
Consider using multiple access points or range extenders strategically placed around the outdoor area to provide overlapping coverage and minimize dead zones.
Choose a location with a clear line of sight between the access point and the devices being used, as obstacles like trees, buildings, or walls can weaken or block the signal.
Avoid placing the access point near sources of interference like power lines, microwaves, or Bluetooth devices, which can cause signal degradation.
Consider using directional antennas that can focus the signal in a particular direction or sector, which can help to reach distant locations or avoid interference.
Optimize the router’s settings, such as adjusting the channel, bandwidth, and transmission power, to minimize interference and maximize signal strength.
Remember that optimizing WiFi coverage outdoors can be a trial-and-error process, and the best placement will depend on the specific needs and challenges of your outdoor area.