Not a standards compliant POE midspan
Be sure you understand what this DWL-P200 actually does. It is not a standards compliant (802.3af) midspan POE injector. The picture shows two parts, which I thought were just front and rear views of a midspan injector. You actually get two parts, and the second one (terminal unit) must sit adjacent to your powered device, along with an extra patch cord and an extra power cord. The DWL-P200 applies power to unused pairs at the head end and splits it out again at the device end. It would be useful for delivering power to a non POE enabled device or a POE device, if the device input is either 5v or 12v and fits the exact form factor plug that DLink supplies, and if you don't mind having another box and two more wires at the device end. DLink supplies a female to female DC power cord that runs from the terminal unit to your power input on your device. No adapters are supplied for different plug types. It either fits or it doesn't. I intended to use this to power an 802.3af POE capable wireless access point but didn't want to look at these extra parts dangling on the wall of my church fellowship hall. What I needed, and bought, was an 802.3af midspan power injector. I called DLink tech support for clarification and I'm pretty sure the agent I talked to had never seen a DWL-P200. The advice I got was incorrect. I tried powering my POE device from the base unit only; it didn't work.
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