PoE standardization is aimed towards achieving constantly higher power levels and is currently 90 W. Stable connections between the cable and plug-in components and between the connector and connection module are decisive for the risk-free operation of PoE data lines.
R&M recommends using only IDC-contacted connectors, patch cords, and modules in order to prevent possible losses of contact and the resulting consequences from the outset.
In addition to IDC contacting, R&M components are also optimally designed for PoE operation:
- Contact points for contacts when inserting/removing under load
- Gold layer
- Gas-tight (IDC) contacting
For PoE installations, R&M recommends using cables that have a stranded cable or solid wire diameter of at least AWG 24 (7 x 0.15 mm2).