QuinLED-Dig-Octa POE, Switch & Standby power

Although the current brainboards do not have a native POE feature they can easily be used with POE using it for the standby power feature.

As explained in this article the only thing we need to accomplish this is a 5v 1Amp supply on a brainboards USB-C port.

POE input & output network switch

If you don’t wish to run multiple ethernet cables to your project box you can use a switch inside of your project box to allow for multiple ethernet connections.

If local power is hard to realize in your project box you can use one of these 1-to-2 or 1-to-4 POE powered ethernet switches which in turn provides power out on it’s switched ports! That way that single Ethernet cable can carry data but also power for all networking components and the brainboards!

POE Extractor for standby power

Using a simple POE Ethernet extractor you can extract 48v POE power and turn it into 5v for the USB-C port on a brainboard. You could even share a single injector for multiple brainboards but the maybe using the 2p 3.81mm pluggable terminals would be easier to wire up. Please budget about 5v 1Amp per powerboard (although general usage will be more around 500mA generally, depending on features active).

[photo of extractor connected to USB-C of powerboard]