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Plasma Cloud PS8-L Switch

Plasma Cloud PS8-L Switch

PS8-L PoE Switch

The PS8-L desktop switch is a compact & cost-effective solution for small offices or homes needing to power only few PoE devices. With its 8x 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a PoE budget of 55 W, it can comfortably power up to 3x 802.3af devices or 1x 802.3at devices at the same time. The backplane switching capacity of 16 Gbps allows to max out the Gigabit throughput on all Ethernet ports without hitting any bottleneck.

How many devices can be powered ?


Plasma Cloud switches support 802.3af and 802.3at PoE standards. Each port comes with the capability to detect the PoE standard required by the connected device. Therefore, a mix of 802.3af and 802.3at power consumers can be powered.

The amount of power supplied on each PoE port may vary greatly depending on power consumption of the connected device. To give an example: although the PA300 uses 802.3af PoE standard, its actual power consumption is 11.5 W or less (depending on system load and cable length). Consequently, a PS8-L allows to power up to 4x PA300 despite the PoE standard defining a power consumption of 15.4 W.

When the exact power consumption is not available, refer to the PoE standard (802.3af: 15.4 W, 802.3at: 30 W) to estimate the number of devices that can be powered through this PoE switch.

Mounting Options

The light-weight PS8-L is designed to be placed on a desk or shelf. The included wall mount brackets offer the possibility to mount the switch either onto a wall or tabletop.
Note: Due to its compact size, this PoE switch is not rack mountable.

Why Power over Ethernet

Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows you to combine data transfer and power supply using a single Ethernet cable which terminates in a PoE switch. Thereby, cabling effort can be reduced and power management of all connected devices greatly simplified. Combined with the powerful Plasma Cloud console, all connected devices can be centrally managed, power consumption monitored, power schedules automated and even non-Plasma Cloud devices power cycled when needed.
Almost all networking equipment today supports PoE, including WiFi Access Points, IP cameras, VoIP phones, and many more IoT devices. This allows for easy installation since PoE enables you to place devices in locations removed from power outlets (up to 100m Ethernet cable length).​​​​​​


Datasheet - PS8-L Switch v1

Quick Start Guide - PS8-L Switch v1


10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps PoE Ethernet Ports    8
Memory    256 MB
PoE Budget    55 W
PoE Standard    IEEE 802.3af/at
Switching Capacity    16 Gbps
Mounting Options    Desktop, Wall mount
Power Input    100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Supply    External, 65 W
Dimension (W x D x H)    240 x 105 x 27 mm
Operating Temperature    0°C ~ 40°C
Certifications    FCC, IC, CE, RCM​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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