Compare PoE Test Equipment

Reach Technology has had three generations of PoE test equipment. Units come with 24 emulated power delivery (PD) ports, have a 1U rackmount chassis, use a universal power supply (90-240VAC), and offer a serial port control.1 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 DetailsPoE3 Details

1 For networked control, use a TCP/IP Ethernet to Serial RS-232 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 and PoE4) 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.

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Want to see a unit in action and ask our engineering team some questions? We’d be happy to do an online demo. Please complete the form below, call 503-675-6464, or email to get started.

Cost-Effective High-Throughput Functional PoE Device Manufacturing Testing Equipment

Reach Technology is now a part of Novanta.

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