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USB Type-C with Power Delivery on Power Over Ethernet Has Arrived!

USB Type-C with Power Delivery on Power Over Ethernet Has Arrived!

Apple, Google, Samsung, Nest, Eero, and just about every other device manufacturer are standardizing on USB Type C (USB-C) with the new Power Delivery (PD) protocol for their products.  Now PoE Texas has the first POE+ to USB-C with PD combined to give you the convenience of PoE with the utility of USB-C.

PoE+ to USB-C PD Front

What is USB Type C Power Delivery?

USB-C is designed for the power and data needs of modern devices.  For example, the great new feature on a phone to charge in fifteen minutes is made possible with USB-C Power Delivery.  At the high end, it handles up to 100 watts of power (10 times the capability of earlier USB types) ranging from 5 to 20 volts. That’s enough to charge a laptop and power an external monitor.  

So with USB-C, Why Power over Ethernet?

As great as it is, USB-C PD has its limits.  Even with the best cable it can only transmit power less than ten feet or three meters.  In addition, USB-C cables have not been integrated into the walls of buildings or homes.  

In contrast, Ethernet has proven cost effective, can travel up to 330 feet (100 meters), and is nearly ubiquitous in modern construction.  PoE cost effectively transmits power without having to pull permits or pay an electrician to put in a new outlet right where you need it.  It can all be done for a fraction of the cost with the equipment you already have, whether you have a PoE switch or just a regular switch.

But How Can PoE Deliver That Much Power?

PoE Texas has tackled the question of power for USB-C PD with the same balance of value and creativity as  the WT-AF-5v10w series by leveraging the right PoE standards:

  • PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at) - PoE Texas developed a custom PoE+ splitter that will support 25 watts PoE+, both active and passive, in the GAT-USBC.
  • 24 Volt Passive - For cost conscious users who control both the Power Supplying Equipment (PSE) and the Powered Device (PD), PoE Texas has a solution using the 24 volt PoE standard at upto 25 watts in the POE-USBC-Kit.
  • uPoE (IEEE 802.3bt) - In anticipation of the new standard scheduled to release later in 2018, PoE Texas has developed 60 watt PoE PSE’s and is finalizing designs for 60 watt PoE splitters to support full capacity USB-C PD.




Product Specifications:

Form Factor:

1 Part

Input: Female RJ-45

Output: USB-C Female; Female RJ-45


PoE Splitter: 4” x 2” x 1”


PoE Standards:

  • POE-USBC-Kit

IEEE 802.3at

24 Volt Passive PoE

Maximum Range:

100 meter (330 ft)

Data Rate:

Splitter: Gigabit

USB-C PD - Power only

USB Type C Profiles:

   5V 2.39A
    9V 2.07A
    12V 1.51A
    15V 1.27A
    20.0V 1.11A


10 to 60 C


5 - 90%

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Maria - June 28, 2022

Hi William,

Great question! The GAT-USBC-REV2 is a splitter so output power and data are on separate connections. Output USB-C power is on the female USB-C port and pass through gigabit data is on the female RJ45 port. Our combined power + data (10/100mbps) version is the GAT-USBC-PD-R2V2. We also offer the AT-USBC-JB-USBC, AT-USBC-A-PD, and BT-USBC-A-PD.

William Hanson - June 20, 2022

So this device will provide PoE+ power to the USB-C device and also transmit/receive the data on USB-C to the gigabit ethernet connection? Thank you.

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