PoE Outdoor™ - Power Over Ethernet Solution for Outdoor Wireless Installations

smartBridges introduces PoE Outdoor™, a unique Power over Ethernet device for outdoor wireless installations. PoE Outdoor™ combines advanced protective and diagnostic features to bring unmatched convenience in wireless network deployment.  With Ethernet port protection and NEC compliant surge protection, further enhanced by its weatherproof durability, the PoE Outdoor™ is a class apart from other available PoE products.

IEEE 802.3af standards compliant, the PoE Outdoor™ automatically senses the cable length and adjusts the output voltage to drive the equipment at the end of the cable. PoE Outdoor™ is designed to work with existing smartBridges PoE enabled products and will also support future product upgrades and next generation products.


The PoE Outdoor can be mounted on a wall/pole.  Inside the premises, the CAT5 cable can be connected to the PC/Hub and the RJ11 to a power source through the 48V adaptor.  The CAT5 and the RJ11 cables can then be plugged onto the wall plate on the inside wall.  The wall plate puts power on to the CAT5 cable - the RJ45 cable runs to the PoE Outdoor unit on the outside wall (only one wire).  From the outdoor radio to the PoE Outdoor and from the PoE Outdoor to the Hub/PC or the wall power source, the total cable length can go up to 100m without compromising power supply or signal quality.

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The PoE Outdoor™ delivers required operating power and transmit data via the standard Category 5 Ethernet cable. It eliminates the need for a separate 110/220 volt AC cable to the radio and significantly reduces cabling and outlet requirements.

One of the biggest advantages of the PoE Outdoor™ is its compatibility to all IEEE 802.3af compliant equipment. Powered by an industry standard 48V AC/DC adaptor, the PoE Outdoor™ will provide sufficient power for devices connected up to 100m (328feet).

Features at a Glance


  • Surge suppression - NEC 810.20 compliant
  • Ethernet port protection
  • Two-layered protection for data i/o and power lines
  • Grounding - NEC 810.21 compliant

Advanced Diagnostics

  • Auto–sensing of cable length
  • Power requirement sensing for connected device
  • Detection of low voltage supply
  • Low Load Resistance detection
  • Detection of Short Circuits

Carrier Class

  • Weatherproof NEMA 4 enclosure, Wall / Pole mountable
  • Water-tight connectors for input and output
  • Temperature range: -40 Deg C to 60 Deg C (-40 F to 140 F)

Key Specifications

Model No
DC in
48V, RJ-11 cable
Ethernet Data Rate
10/100 Mbps, Auto MDX cross-over
Ethernet Data Cable
TIA/EIA-568, Category 5 cable UTP/STP
(Maximum length of 100m end-to-end)
IEEE 802.3af signature detection
Surge and Grounding Protection
Yes (NEC 810.20 and 810.21 compliant)
Operating Temperature
-40 Deg C to +60 Deg C (-40 F to 140 F)
Relative Humidity
10 to 90% non-condensing
Output voltage
48V (for IEEE802.3af compliant devices)
Automatic output voltage adjustment for different cable lengths (for smartBridges classic devices, upto 100m max)
135mm x 80mm x 35mm
Unit Weight
Pole or Wall mounting via 2pc U-Bolts and clamps (supplied)
I/O Ports
Water-tight to NEMA 1, 4, 4X, 6, 12, 13; IP66 (EN60529) IK07 (EN30102)

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