Compare PoE Test Equipment

Reach Technology offers three PoE test equipment models. All units come with 24 emulated PD ports, have a 1U rackmount chassis, use a universal power supply (90-240VAC), and offer a serial port control.Compare the models below.

Max Ethernet Speed10 Gigabit (10GbaseT)10 Gigabit (10GbaseT)Gigabit (1GbaseT)
IEEE Specifications 802.3 af,
802.3 at,
802.3 bt
802.3 af,
802.3 at
802.3 af,
802.3 at
Other SpecificationsCisco UPoE,
Cisco UPoE
Power Pairs Supported 221
Max Power Per Port (Continuous All Ports)100W 66W30W
Datapath (Passive)Looped to adjacent port2Looped to adjacent port2Separate RJ45
Signature, Load Single and Dual Signature,
Dual Independent Loads
Dual Signature,
Single Load
Single Signature,
Single Load
PoE5 DetailsPoE4/10G DetailsPoE3 Details

1 For networked control, use a TCP/IP Ethernet to Serial RS232 Converter. A serial interface is used so production can swap out damaged testers quickly without any IP setup, and there cannot be inherent network interface issues inside the tester.

2 Data is internally looped port 1-2, 3-4, etc. to allow testing at 10Gbps. This assumes the UUT (Unit Under Test) can use VLAN or internal packet generation for data packet error testing.

Designed for Production Testing

The Reach Technology PoE Test Family (PoE5, PoE4/10G, and PoE3) is designed for economical and functional production testing. To keep costs low, the LLDP protocol (see 802.3at standard) is not supported since if the unit under test passes basic functional tests, LLDP will work as designed.

Cost-Effective, High-Throughput Functional PoE Test Equipment for Electronic Equipment Manufacturers

Reach Technology is now a part of Novanta Corporation.

Corporate Office
5750 Hellyer Avenue
San Jose, CA 95138
408-754-4266 FAX

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155 ‘B’ Avenue, Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
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