IPVM Track Camera PoE Use Versus Advertised

Steeming from the conversation about Mobitix's PoE wattage usage, I think it would be nice if IPVM started doing PoE measurements in all tests to compare against the manufacturer's stated PoE consumption. It'd be interesting to see if there is a large discrepency against what manufactures claim veruses actual. I think more end users might start becoming more interested as "green initiatives" start becoming more common. If you find a large discrepency in one particular camera you could maybe show what the theroretical dollar cost differnance in energy usage for that one camera might be in a year. Maybe it will be a significant, or maybe not.

At the very least I think integrators would be interested if a camera rated at near 15w (say if it has PoE IR or heater/blower), actually tries to draw more than 15w since most your common PoE switches still usually put out only 15.4w max (advertised).

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