Raspberry Pi B+ Model PoE HAT Features – Power Over Ethernet

Raspberry Pi is small credit card sized, light weight and compact computer available which is used by both professions, hobbyist and of course hackers alike. Two years ago, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B was released which was the first 64-bit member of the pi family, and our first member with inbuilt WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Raspberry Pi Foundation have now released the latest Raspberry Pi – Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with the following upgrades

  •  1.4 GHz 64 bit quad core ARM Cortex A53 CPU
  • Dual band 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless support
  • Faster Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0)
  • (PoE) Power Over Ethernet support
  • Improved PXE network and USB mass storage booting
  • Improved Thermal Management

What is PoE?

Power over Ethernet or PoE is a technique used in wired Ethernet Local Area Networks that enables electrical current required for the functioning and working of a network device to be carried by the Ethernet cables rather than using a seperate power source for powering it. Using PoE, we can minimise the number of connections that must be used for proper installation and functioning of the device.

Advantages of PoE
  • Lower cost
  • Lless downtime
  • Easier maintenance
  • Greater installation flexibility than with traditional wiring.

Raspberry Pi B+ Model PoE HAT

Here comes the official Raspberry Pi B+ Model PoE HAT  - A small add on board for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. You can now simply use this Raspberry Pi B+ Model PoE HAT to power up Raspberry Pi via an Ethernet cable by connecting it to a Router port supporting PoE.

This will eliminate the need for a separate 5V power supply and is an ideal method of powering embedded and IoT projects using raspberry pi.

Features of new Raspberry Pi B+ Model PoE HAT

  • Power over Ethernet 802.3 a/f compliant
  • Power over Ethernet Boot (PXE Boot)
  • Class 2 device
  • Fully isolate Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS)
  • 36-56V Input Voltage
  • 5V Output Voltage
  • Supply 2.5A
  • Cooling Fan Control (25 mm x 25 mm brushless cooling fan)
  • Plug-and-play with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

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