- ethernet cable
- power plugs
The PoE solution is perfect for me as I use it in a location where I have no power plugs and only managed to lay an ethernet cable to and for that the hat is perfect! Highly recommended.
Great hat, and works very well. My units (~40) are streaming some RTSP content via omxplayer. I have removed the CN2 jumper so that the devices turn back on as soon as POE is available (really so they recover in their own accord after power cycle). Unfortunately removal of this Jumper appears to remove all functionality of the button? Any way around this? this would allow the end user a way to reboot the unit themselves if issues encoutered
Works as advertised. Also utilized the script to remove power on shutdown. Neat. I did receive two additional SMD resitors. What are they for?
Great product! Excellent support!! Grazie Francesco. The only drawback of the board, by now, is that the male pins to stack another board on top are too short and bring the lower side of the upper board in contact with the shielding of the ethernet sockets. An Example. To stack an HiFi Berry or a Just Boom DAC requires soldering (or adapters that I did not find in the portfolio of Pi-Supply). Uncomfortable but not too bad: this is a motivation to make my own cabinet for the tree cards together!! A nice project for the summer! Any chance to convince Volumio or OSMC to implement that powering button function that Aaron and Casm are talking about?
Works as advertised. Sadly: "Leaves all unused GPIO free for use with other add on boards", means this is not compatible with the Cluster HAT (I tried, measured all amp readings from each component and didn't go above 110mA on my setup so this was well within what the PoE Hat could provide power wise, but something is blocking communication from my rpi3 to the Cluster HAT. Works fine without the PoE HAT). I wish I had a manual stating all the Pi PoE Switch HAT's functions and what GPIO it uses so I could have planned better. I wanted to take away one star for that, but I can still use this for another project, just one without other hats.
You can see the pinout here - https://pinout.xyz/pinout/pi_poe_switch_hat It uses 5v and GND pins. Everything else is optional (the LEDs and the power management pin).