IOT, Smart Home, Intelligent home; Meaning a lot of connected devices (and power adapters & cables!)
I have been using the Philips Hue system from the very beginning, recently upgraded to the Philips Hue Bridge 2.1 Square-shape bridge (supports Apple HomeKit)
After my last upgrade to the home infrastructure. with the new and improved UniFi Switch PRO 24 PoE I wanted to get the most out of the switch with POE (Power-Over-Ethernet)
I would have loved to see the Philips Hue Bridge with build-in POE, but unfortunately that was not the case of the 2.1 release. Luckily with a bit of creativeness this can be achieved with the correct equipment and cables.
The bridge comes with a regular DC barrel plug adapter
Parts list for the items you will need:
Barrel adapter to USB – NOTE: The V2 bridge barrel is 5.5 x 2.5 mm
Direct link: 5.5 x 2.5 mm DC USB
Moreover, if you buy a barrel adapter to USB, you will be able to use any POE adapter.
Ubiquiti Instant 802.3AF to USB adaptor requires not configuration plug and play!
NOTE: 2 Networking cables will be needed with this solution, 1 for POE, and 1 for the actual device connection.
Additionally, if you do not want to use 2 ports, go for a POE splitter with barrel adapters (802.3af POE splitter with 5 volts DC)
The wall mounts used printed on the Ender-5 Pro
– Philips Hue wall mount: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2458638
– Ubiquiti Instant wall mount: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4497478
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