Dahua ePoE Long Distance UTP / Coax Tested

By: Ethan Ace, Published on May 03, 2019

Dahua's Enhanced PoE (ePoE) line is claiming extended video and power transmission over 600m without repeaters, with devices interchangeable via UTP or coax, a claim that few competitors make.

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We bought and tested ePoE converters, cameras, and NVRs, including:

To examine these questions:

  • Does transmission distance meet Dahua's specs?
  • How does cable quality impact performance, using RG59, micro coax, and low grade connectors?
  • Is there any visible impact on image quality?
  • What configuration and setup are required?

*****'* ******** *** (****) line** ******** ******** ***** and ***** ************ **** 600m ******* *********, **** devices *************** *** *** or ****, * ***** that *** *********** ****.

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** ****** *** ****** ePoE **********, *******, *** NVRs, *********:

** ******* ***** *********:

  • **** ************ ******** **** Dahua's *****?
  • *** **** ***** ******* impact ***********, ***** ****, micro ****, *** *** grade **********?
  • ** ***** *** ******* impact ** ***** *******?
  • **** ************* *** ***** are ********?

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*******

** *** *****, *****'* ePoE **** *** ********* and **** *** ****, working ** ***** ********* specs ******* *****:

  • *****'* ***-**** ******* **** converter ********* ******* **** no ****** ** *** specified **** (~*,***') ** RG-59 ****, **** ** image ******* *** ********* identical ** ***** *******, standard *** **** *****. Attempting ** ** ******* (~1,500'+) ******** ** ****** frame **** **** ******* sometimes ****** ******* ** connect.
  • *****'* ****** *** ************ (LR1002-EC/ET) ********* **** ** issues ****** ****** ******* of ****, **** *,***' (~600 ******). ** *** no ****** **** ***** drop, ****** ***** **, artifacts, ***., ** ***** distances.
  • **** ********** ****** ******* issue ** ***'+ ** low-grade ********* ****, **** as **** ******** *****-**-*** ****, ***** *** ** found ** **** *** box ** *** *********.

************, **** *** *** and **** **** ******** worked **** ***** ***** switches *** ******* ** our *****, ****** **** some *****:

  • *** *** ******* ******:**** ****** ******* ****** without ***** **** **** using **** ******** ********* to *** ***. *******, several ****** *** *** power **. ***** *** no ***** ** *******, brand, **** ****** ** which ****** *** *** work.
  • ******** *** ******** ***** ePoE ********:** **** **** ** use *** **** ******** with ******** *** ********, though ** **** *** NVR, *** *** ****** powered **.

*** **** ******** ** the **** **** ** its ******* ****** *********, mostly ***** ****, *** mostly ******* ******** ******** such ** ***** *** light ********** ** *****'* top *** ***, **** no ******* *** *******, multi-imager, ** ***** ******** models.

Competitive *******

***** *** **** *********** extended *** ******* *********, including:

  • *********:********* ****** **** *** and****** ********** ******** *** ****, which ****** ** ***** their ******* ** ** 250m **** ******** ***. They **** ******** ********, *** ***** ** not ****** ***** ** the ****.
  • *******:*******'* **** (*** *** test)*** ******* ******* *** over *** ** ** 200m (~***'), *** ** not ***** ******** **** Coax ********.

**** **** **** *****, both *********'* *** *******'* extended *** ******* *** proprietary. **** *** *** similar ********** *** ******** to *******, *** **** do *** ***** ** be ***************, *** **** they ** *** *****.

Low *** *******

*****'* **** ********** *** both *** ****** ******** to ******* *** *******:

  • ****** ******* **** ********* (dongle **** ******): ~$** USD *** ****
  • ******-**/** *** ******* (*** mount): ~$** *** ****

***-**** *** ******** **** historically **** *** ~$***+, making *****'* $** *** pair ******* ********* ***, though ***********, ****** ******.

Competitive ****** *******

**** ****** ******* ** competitive **** ******* ******. For *******, *** ******* 4MP **** **** ***** for ***** ~$*** ******, similar ** *********'* ***-**** Value ****** ***** (**-*********-*).

ePoE **** ********

**** **** ** **** adapters *** ********* **** other *** ******* ** have ******. *** ****** passive ********* ** * small ****** ***** ******, with * ***** **** on *** **** *** BNC ********* ** *** other. ** **** *** add **** **** ** the ******, ***** ********* also *** * ***** whip. *** ******-**/** ****** are ****** ** **** factor ** ******* *** models, ****** ***-**** *********, not ******* *** **** Ethernet **** **** **********.

ePoE Coax Converter Comparison

ePoE **** ********** ********

********** *** ******* ****** models ** *******, **** the ******* ****** ******** to **** ******* *** NVR *** ******. ***** is ** ************* ******** on ****** *** ********* or *** *** ** order ** ****** *********. It ***** *** ** the ***.

** *********** **** ******* over ~*,***' ** **** in *** ***** ***** using *** ****** ******* converters. ********/** ************ *********** work *** **** ***, plugged ****** ******* *** camera *** ***:

Boot *****

** ***** ** *** video *****, ***** ** a ********** ***** ** booting *** ****** **** using ****** ** *** LR1002 ******, ****** **-** seconds ** *** **** time. ******* ** ****, the ****** ***** **** a ****** ** ****, not **** ****** **** normal ** **** *************, though ********* ***** *** believe ********* ** ***** with *** ****** ***** troubleshooting.

Third ***** ******/****** *************

** ********* ***** ***** standard *** ******* ** the *** ***** **** sets ** **** ********. Most ****** ******* ****** without *****, *******, ******* (4 ** **) ****** did *** ***** **. There *** ** ***** in *******, *****, **** factor ** ***** ****** did *** ****.

*** ***** ***** ***** a ****** **** **** connected ** *** ***:

***********, ** **** **** to *** *** **** adapters **** ******** *** switches, ****** ** **** the ***, *** *** models ******* **. ******** worked ** *****, ******** (shown *****), *** *-**** switch ****** ******.

UTP ***********

** *** *****, *** camera *** *** ********* over ~*,***' ** ***** cable, * **** *** with ******* ***** *********, with ** ******* ********** from *** ******* ** to **** ** *** adapters (***** *****).

**** **** ****** ********* are ********* ** ** Mbps (*****, *** ******** throughput), *** ***** ****** are ****** ** ** too *** *** **** cameras, ********** ** **** or ********* ******.

Connected Streaming Using 1,000' Cat5e

No ***** ******* ******

** *** *****, ** saw ** *********** ********** in ***** ******* **** using ******* *** * cable **. ****** *** of **** ********, *** or *****, ********** ** motion ** *** ***** or ****** ****.

*** *******, ****** *** day ** ~*** ***, image ******* *** *********** similar, ********** ** **** cable *** ********* *** used (~**' ******** / ~52 ***).

No Visible Image Quality Difference (300 Lux)

*** **** *** **** at ***** **** ** on:

No Visible Image Quality Difference (0 1 Lux IR On)

NVR/Camera ************

**** **** *** ******* are ********* ***************** **** non-ePoE ************, ***** *** same **** ******* *** housings ** ***** ***** models.

Country ** ******

*** ***** **** ********* tested *** **** ** China.

Test **********

*** **** *** *** cameras **** ****** ***** default ********. ******* **** set ** **** *** connected ******** ** *** rear ** *** **** NVR.

*** *** *** ***** to ** ******* *** via ***** *** ********* and ****** ***********.

*** ********* ******** *** used ** **** ****:

  • ****** ***:**.***.*******.*, ***** ****: ****-**-**
  • ******* ******:*.***.*******.*.*.******

Comments (16)

**********..* **** * ************ with *****.

*** ** *** ******* reasons ***** ******* **** us **** *** ****, beside *** ******* ********* length ********* *** ***** of ******** ****, ** to ***** ********** **** equipment **** *** *****' IT *******.  **** **** to ***** ****** ******** if ********* ** *********, or ***** **** *** availability, *** *******. 

** ******* *** *********** nature ** ****, *** Dahua **-**** **/** **** adaptors ***** *** *****-***** IP ******* ** ******* long **** ** ****. 

** *** ***** ******* are **********, **** *** equipped *** ****, ** well ** ******** ** operation, ** ** ********** cost.

***** *** ****** **** an ******? ******* *** spelling ******** **** **** away **** *** ***************

* **** ******* ******* it ******* ***** *** did *** ******. **** to ***** *** ** two? * ***** *** normally *** *** ***** you ******* ** **, I ** ******** *** noticed **** ******. 

** ***** **** **** errors **** **** *********. thanks

*** ****** ** *** a **** **** ** the *** ** **** sentence. :-)

**** ***** ** *********** then.

**** ********* ** *** tested *** ******-**/** ****** **** standard *** ******** *** cameras? * *** ** the ****** *** ***** units ****** **** ** supports ***-**** ******* *** can **** ** **** in *********** **** *** LR1002 ***** ** ***** connection ** **** ******* to ***-****.

**** ****** ** *** statement "**** ****** ********* ** limited, ****** ***** ****, and ****** ******* ******** features **** ** ***** low ***** ********** ** Dahua's *** *** ***..." * ***** **** at *** ***** ******* shows * ***** ***** of *** *** **** end ****** ********** ****. All *** ****** ****** in -* ** -** etc *** **** ******. I ****'* **** ** find *** ********* ** PTZ ****** ******* **** ePoE ******* ** *****'* some **** *** *********** there *** ** ****** you ***** *** ** LR1002-1ET ** *** ****** end *** ** ****** at *** **** *** end.

** ****** **** ******** PoE *******, *** * just *** **** *** are ******** *** ** far ** ***** *** LR1002 ** *** *** and *** **/** ** the *****. ** **** test **** **** ******* and *** ****.

** *** ** ***** selection, * ***** **** there *** ***** * few ******, *** **** of ******** ******(***** **** ***) **** not **** *******. * don't ***** **'* * critical *****, ** **** people ***** ***** *** likely ******* ** *** Pro/Lite ****** *** **** installs. *** ** ** a **********.

** **** ** ********* that **** **** *** Dahua *** ******** ** they **** **** ** very **** ***********. 

**** ** *** **** by ****** ****? ****** fire ** ******* *******?

*** *** ****** ****** on **** *******?

******* **** *** *** broken. *** *** ****** occasion *** ***** **** like * ********** *****.

*** ****** ** **** to *** *** ****** with ** ******. ** have **** **** **** Axis *** *******.

** *** **** ********** testing ** **** ***** the ******** ***** ***** party ******* *** ******** working, *** **** ****** the ******. *** ***/*** is **** ** **** work, *** ** ****'* consistent ** *** *****. While *** ******** ****** with ** ******, ** had ******* ******* ***** simply *** *** ****, with ** **** ***** or ****** ** ** why.

**** ***** ***** ** Axis ****** ********* ** the ***** *** **** 1,000' ** **** ***** the *** ********:

** ***** *** ***** option **** ******* ***** who *** ******* **** to ** *********** *** efficiently?

** *** ****** ****** with ***** ***** **** our ********* ******** ******* due ** *** **** that **** ** *** allow *********** ** ********. And ** ***** *** support ****** **** ********* has ** ***********, **** Milestone **** *** ******* us ****** ** **** their ****** ****** ******** installed ** *** ******.

*******, ** **** ********** **** **** ************ * *** ***** ago. **'* *****, *** honestly, * *** ** those ************* *** ***** selling *** **** *******. It's *** * ***** fast ****** ******.

*** *** ******* *** produce **** *****'* **** where *** ********** ** built **** *** ****** and ********? ** ** a ******** *********** ****?

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