Axis Power over Ethernet midspans & splitters

Network video without the need for power outlets

Power over Ethernet (PoE) offers an easy, fast and cost-effective solution for supplying power to network video products without the need to install power outlets and electrical cabling. Simply connect the Axis PoE midspans and PoE splitters to the network, and the network video products are supplied with power.
  • Reduced installation costs
  • IEEE 802.3af compliance
Axis High PoE products are available for Axis PTZ and PTZ dome cameras. See separate datasheet. Axis PoE midspans provide power (max. 15.4 W per port) over Ethernet cables to network video products with built-in PoE support. For a network video product without built-in PoE support, a PoE splitter must be used to separate power and data coming over the network cable. The PoE products enable network cameras and video encoders to be installed in areas where traditional power cabling and outlets are unavailable or difficult to install. Installations are made easier and costs are reduced. Axis PoE midspans and PoE splitters are IEEE 802.3af compliant, which ensures compatibility with all Axis products that have built-in support for PoE. For network cameras such as PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) and PTZ dome cameras that require higher power than what PoE products can provide, High PoE midspans and splitters are available. See Axis High Power over Ethernet midspan and splitters datasheet.

Technical Specifications – Axis Power over Ethernet midspans


Models AXIS Power over Ethernet Midspan 1 port AXIS Power over Ethernet Midspan 8 port AXIS Power over Ethernet Midspan 16 port
Function Data and power are fed to a network video product through an Ethernet cable; use together with a PoE splitter for a network video product without built-in PoE support
Data rate 1-port midspan: 10/100 Mbps 8- and 16-port midspans: 10/100/1000 Mbps

Data & Power

Connectors Shielded RJ–45, EIA 568A and 568B
Network cables Shielded category 5 (or higher) Ethernet
Wiring 1-port midspan: Mode B; data provided over pairs 1/2 and 3/6, power over spare pairs 4/5 (+) and 7/8 (-) 8- and 16-port midspans: Mode A; data and power provided over pairs 1/2 (+) and 3/6 (-)
Output power 48 V DC (max. 15.4 W/port)
Input power 1-port midspan: AC input voltage: 90 - 264 V AC AC frequency: 47 - 63 Hz AC input current: 0.5 A at 110 - 220 V AC 8- and 16-port midspans: AC input voltage range: 90 - 264 V AC AC Input frequency: 47 - 63 Hz AC input current: 4.5 A (RMS) max. for 90 V AC, 2.25 A (RMS) max. for 240 V AC
Installation and management Plug-and-play installation; midspans automatically detect all devices with support for PoE and supply inline power Local LED management display
Port auto-sensing Standard IEEE 802.3af auto-sensing Pre-standard backward compatibility algorithm (1-port midspan only)


Display and indicators All port interfaces are located on the front panel for easy access and real-time network monitoring System: AC power, Channel indicator - power and fault For more information, see
Compliance IEEE 802.3 standard (when no inline power is supplied) and IEEE 802.3af, DTE Power via Media Dependent Interface (MDI)
Mounting 1-port midspan: Wall or shelf mounting 8- and 16-port midspans: Prepared for 19”, 1U rack installation
Approvals 1-port midspan: FCC Part 15 Class B with FTP cabling EN55022 (CISPR 22) Class B with FTP cabling Safety: cUL/UL, TUV, CE 8- and 16-port midspans: TUV EN 60950 FCC Class B, EN55022 Class B, EN61000-4-2. EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, EN61000-4-5, EN61000-4-6, EN61000-4-11, EN61000-3-2 Class A Safety: cUL/UL, TUV, CE
Operating conditions 0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F) Humidity max. 90% RH (non-condensing)
Dimensions (HxWxD) and weight 1-port midspan: 31 x 60 x 145 mm (1.22” x 2.36” x 5.71”) 450 g (1 lb.) 8- and 16-port midspans: 44.5 x 228 x 438 mm (1.75” x 8.98” x 17.26”) 4.08 kg (9 lb.)

Technical Specifications – Power over Ethernet splitters


Models AXIS PoE Active Splitter 5V AF (only supported by 1-port Midspan) For a complete list of supported products, please refer to
Function Separate data and power coming over a network cable for a network video product without built-in PoE support

Data & Power

Connectors Data & power in: Shielded RJ 45 Data out: Shielded RJ-45; Power out: DC barrel connector, cable adapter for supported network video products
Output current 5 V unit: 2 A at 5 V DC
Input power 48 V nominal
Installation Plug-and-play installation between midspan and network video product


Operating conditions 5 V: 0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F) Humidity 10 - 90% RH (non-condensing)
Approvals EMC and Immunity: 5 V unit: FCC Part 15 subpart B Class A, EN 55022 (CISPR 22) Class A, EN 55024 (CISPR 24)
Dimensions (HxWxD) and weight (without DC cable and package) 5 V unit: 25 x 55 x 81 mm (1” x 2.2” x 3.2”), 100 g (0.22 lb.)

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