Power the Spectra IV IP camera using Power Over Ethernet (PoE).

Issue

Can I power the Spectra IV IP camera using Power Over Ethernet (PoE)?

Product Line

Pelco Cameras

Environment

  • Spectra IV IP Series
  • PoE

Cause

Use PoE port on the switch instead of running additional wires (power).

Resolution

No. The Spectra IV IP Series are powered by 24VAC or 24VDC. The Spectra IV IP camera requires more power than any current PoE specification provides. If PoE is a requirement, a good alternative is the Spectra Mini IP or Spectra HD (models without heater) for Indoor applications.