As you have a RPi 2B do you have a good quality 5V2A PSU or better ??sirus wrote:Hi guys,
I looking buy some Active PoEs to power up my Pi and HDD. My HDD requires 2 Usb connections via a USB-Y cable to work and current the pi doesnt have enough power to get the disc spinning, despite setting max_current_usb=1.
I am probably going to use one PoE to power the Pi and another to power 1 of the HDD usbs whilst having the other connected to the pi.
Just curious really if anyone has played with PoEs or messed around shareing power sources for a HDD?
You will need an Injector / PSU as well !sirus wrote:Yep my PI2 has the official 5V2A adapter. Still the disc is not spinning unless I am missing some config.
This is one of the PoEs im thinking of getting:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/DSLRKIT-Active ... Active+POE
Yes the Netgear or similar PoE Switch acts an injector.........6by9 wrote:In both cases they support IEEE 802.3af, so support in the switch means no extra cabling or accessories needed at the switch end.
(I'm assuming that is what sirus means by the modem).
We have several of the RocksolIT adapters running Pi's off a Netgear PoE switch with no extra hardware.