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  1. If you really need POE the external option suggested by @Darren Kitchen and others is really the best choice. There are just too many possible scenarios. I really just did this for fun to see if I could.
  2. Interesting idea, where are you guys at with this. Has anyone got it up and running yet?
  3. Hak5 Packet Squirrel POE Upgrade Mod


    This was a lot more complicated than I expected, not in its execution but in considering what POE situation you want or need. There are SO MANY and there is NO one size fit's all, unfortunately. 

  4. Thank you for bringing this up! Your concerns are mostly correct, this mod is very situational and I left out some of that detail. I added a section to the Instructable (Step 1) called understanding POE to explain that. In my case I wanted it to work behind a midspan POE injector, the injector breaks the path from pairs 4/5 & 7/8 to the router so it will not see the bridging of the pairs. And since the injector also bridges those pairs (Mode B) it does not matter that we are bridging them again in the packet squirrel. If I am understanding you correctly you are saying that if we ha
  5. You could use something like this instead. https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Murata-Power-Solutions/NCS3S4805SC/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMtz8P%2feuiupScznIAMLQa8KIRu89kF5ZBQ%3d
  6. I talk about that in both the instructable and in the full video. Yes, that is the "advertised" rating and yes that is what I used anyway. The chip is rated at +30 volts in but I did a destructive test on one, it doesn't fail until the input voltage goes above 70 volts. With such a small load on the output thermal dissipation and failure isn't an issue. Looking at the signals on the board it does a nice job at chopping the higher voltage. And since the internal high-side high voltage power MOSFET is apparently rated at or above 60V it works just fine at 48V. I've had it running for a coup
  7. Whatever the reason forget about it, just do it yourself. ;) Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Hak5-Packet-Squirrel-POE-Upgrade-Mod
  8. Thank you! I'm just about done with the Instructable so you'll get all the details there. But to answer your question, yes it "steps-down" 48 volts input on the spare pairs (4/5 blue & 7/8 brown). That is what it's doing in the video, I should have included a voltmeter to show that.
  9. Hak5 Packet Squirrel POE Upgrade All your nuts are belong to us! Video or it didn't happen: https://youtu.be/pOfrimGGmFA #Hak5Gear I'm uploading the full how-to video now and finishing up the instructable.
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