PoE UPS Tested (Energy Reconnect)

By: John Scanlan, Published on Nov 15, 2017

In security, backup power is important, but most often requires UPS systems or extra cabling to devices for low voltage power.

Now, some have released another option, PoE UPSes, which simply connect inline between camera or controller and switch without these extra costs.

We bought and tested the PDBU from Energy Reconnect, an inline backup claiming up to 3 hours of power. Inside we report our findings on:

  • Usability
  • Battery Life
  • Fail Over Performance
  • Physical Features Overview
  • Pricing And Alternatives

** ********, ****** ***** is *********, *** **** often ******** *** ******* or ***** ******* ** devices *** *** ******* power.

***, **** **** ******** another ******, *** *****, which ****** ******* ****** between ****** ** ********** and ****** ******* ***** extra *****.

** ****** *** ****** the**** **** ****** *********, ** ****** ****** claiming ** ** * hours ** *****. ****** we ****** *** ******** on:

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  • ******* ****
  • **** **** ***********
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********* ********* ****** * *** ********** way ** *** ****** power ** **** ******** devices, ********** ****** ********** doors, ******** ** ******* means **** ** *******-****** low ******* ***** (********* additional ******* *** **** voltage ***** *****) ** system-wide *** (**** **** costly **** *** ****). For ***** ******* ** maintain ***** ** * critical **** ****** ***** term ***** *******, ** maintain ****** ********** ****** brownouts, ** ** * viable ***********. ***** ******* for ***********, ***** ******, or ****** **** ****** should ******** ***** ******* such ************************.

Key ********

** *** *****, *** Energy ********* **** ******** its ******* *****, ******** devices ***:

  • ~*.** ***** ***** *.** load (**. * ***** spec), ***** * *** dome ******
  • ~*.** ***** ***** *** load (**. * **** spec), ***** ** *** EdgePlus **** ******

*** **** *** **** on * *** **** and *** **** *** course ** * ****, therefore ** **** *** account *** ******* / battery **** *********** **** the ****** ** ****** or ***** ** ***.

************, ** *** ** power ***** **** ********* to *** ******* ** our *****, **** ******* devices ****** ********* ** when *** ***** ******.

*******, ***** *** *** key ********* ** *** PDBU *** ***** ******:

  • ***** **** ****:***** *** **** ******** specifications, *** ******* **** not **** ** ******** for ******** ******. ** applications ***** ******* **** remain ** *** ******** periods, * ****-***** *** backup ***/** ********* ****** should ** ****.
  • **** ********* *********:**** ** *** **** is **** ** ****** power *** * ****** or *******, ********, *******, NVRs, ***. **** *** remain ** ******* ***** own ****** *****, ********* in **** ***** ****** edge ********* ** ****.

******* ** ****, *** PDBU ** ****** **** useful ** ****** ******* scenarios **** ***** ************.

*****

*** ****** ************ ** ********* *** ~$135 ****** **** *** manufacturer. ** *** **** of ***********, ***** **** not ******* ******** *** price ********** (*** ******** / ** ***** ***** required). *******,***** **** ******* ***** power *** ****** ~$*** USD.

Physical ********

*** **** ** * compact *********, ***** *" x *", **** * few *********** *** ***** and */*. ***** ******* for ***** **** *** low ******* *** ********, which *** ** ********* to ****** ** ****** control ***** ****** ** provide ****** *************.

** ****** ***** ******** in **** *****:

Setup / ************

************ ** ***************, **** the ****** ********* **** connected ****** ******* *** PoE ****** (***) *** the ********** (**), ***** below.

Immediate **** **** ** ***** ****

** *** *****, *** PDBU ****** **** *********, with ** ***** **** to *** ********* ******. The ******* ***** ***** a *** ****** ********** connected ** * ******. When *** ***** ** removed, *** ********** ***** powered.

Other *******: ******* ****** *********/*********** ***

***** *** *** ******* for ****** *** *** (powered *** ***). *******, battery ****** *** ********* are *********,**** ** *** ***** shown ***** **** *** Research. ***** ***** ********* offer ****** ******* (~*.** the ****) *** **** high ******* *****, ******* of ****** *** ******. Users *** ******** ***** injectors **** **** *** or *** ******* ******* backup *** *** **** of * *** ****** is *** ******** ** remain ******* ** ***** fail.

*** ***** ******* ****** power *** ** ****** system (****** ** *****), centralized *** ** *** most **** ********* ******, as ******* ** ***** PoE *** ** ******* backed ********* *** **** device. *** *** ****** on********* *** ****** *****.

Comments (32)

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* ********* *** ** their ****** ******** *****'*. The *** * *** in *** ******* ***** like ***** **** **** model. **** *** *** on *** *, *** units *** ********** ** watts ***** *** **** also **** ** ********* input *** * ***** solar *****.

***, ** *** *** someone ******* *** **** than *** *** * good ****** *** *** patent ******** ** ** after **** ********** *** world **** ****** ***** infringed ** *** ********.

****** *** **** ****, we ******** **** **** for **** ********* *** court.

** *** *** *** who **** **** * copy **** ******** ******* he ** ********* ** infringer ** *******.

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** *** *** *** who **** **** * copy **** ******** ******* he ** ********* ** infringer ** *******.

*** *** ******** *** plan ** *** *** users? * ********** *** technicality ** ** *** even ********** **** ** not * ***** ******** move. ** ******* ** infringing ** **** ******, go ***** *** ********, not *** *********.

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****, * ****** ***'* see ****** ******* ******** from ****. * ****** posted * ******* **** John *******'* *** *** post. ** *** ** you ******** ** ****** infringement *** *** ************ for ** ** ****** purchasing ***** *****, * would ** ******* *** more ******** ******* *** the ******* *********** ****** implying **** ******* ** copying **** *******. * am *** **** ** you ***** ***** ***** such ** **** **** where *** ******** *** awarded *** ******* ****** award ** *** *****. That ***** **** **** a **** ***** *** you ** *** ******** about *** *******.

**** ***’* ******* **** Accolades ***** *******

******’* ******

Pelco ** ********* ********
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AXIS **************AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector

Bosch ******** *******MIC IP Fusion 9000i

BTU ********Brownout Buddy

*** ******** ***** ** a ***, *** ******** designed ** ******* *** functions ** * ************ injector ***** ******** * consistent ***** ****** ** edge *******.

* **** ** * little ****** *** **** you *********** ** ***** patent.

********* ******* ****: **** to **** *** ****'* with * * **** PoE ******

*** ******** ******* *** a * **** ***-******* switch **** ***** ***** with *** ******** ***** switch ( ***** ** used *** ** *** very ******* **** *** results) *** * ***** managed ***** * ******** switch **** ** **** watt *** *********.

**** **** ***** *** clear *** *****************.

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** ***’*, **** ** the ****, **’* ** to ***, * **** injector ******* ** *** AC *****, **’* *** a *** ******* ***

******,

**** ******* *** **** end **** ******** *** loud.

***** * *** **** camera ** ************ **** a*****-***** ***? **** ******** with **** ********* ***** be * ******** **************.

*******, * ***** *** that ***'* * *** idea, *** *'* **** anything *** ** *****. The ****** * ***'* see **** **** ******* coming *** **** ***** in ******* ****** ** the **** *** ***'* see * *** ** professional ******* **** ***** in ********- ********** **** found ** ****** ** have **** ********* ******** for ****** ************** *** the ****** ** ***** you ** *** *** brand ** **** ** wireless ****** *** **** to ******* ** **. Cameras **** ***** ** wireless *** ****** ********* to *** **** ******** market ***** **** ** installation *** ***** **** is *******.

**** ***** ****. ****, we ******'* ** **** to *****-***** ******* **** the *** ****** **** needed.

***, *** *** **** brought ** * **** point **** ****'* *********** occur ** ** ** first- **** ***** **** away *** ******* ** power ***** * ******, door ********** ** ******** bridge ** ******** * switch ****.

*** **'* * ***** option *** * ****-************ requirement.

***** ** * ****** on ***** **** *** enable ******* ***** *****, but *** ** ******.

** ****** ****** ***** control ** ********* *** manufacturer **** **** *** addressing ** ****** *********.

**** ** *** **** thought ***** **** ***! It's * **** *****, and * **** ************ for ****** ********* **** means **** ****.

***** **** ** ******** reboot * *** ****** saves ** ** ******* a ***** *** ****** a ********** *** ** traffic **** * ****** off *** **.

*** **** *** ********* batteries ** ***** ******* when **** *** ** 2-3 *****......

***, ****'* ** * pretty ********* ******* ****!

***, ** *** ***** some *** **** ****** manufacturers, ****** *******, *** Street ********, ***** ******** and ****.

**** ** **** *** a *** ******* ***** backup ****, ** ** power, *** ** **-**** unit.

**** ** **** *** PdbU's **** * * port *** ******, **** fail **** **** ***** ethernet ** ******** ******** providing ********* ***** ** addition ** ***** ******, edge ******* ********* **** disater *******, ***** *******, cyber ********, **** ******** and ****

******, **** ******

***, ** *** **** to *** *****

******* ******** *** *** this ** *** ****** applications. **** ** **** a ****** ********* ******** that *** ** ******* deployed. ******* **** **** something **** ** **** P12 ** ******* *** record ** **. **** a ****** *******. ***** on!

*** *****, *** *** Axis *** *** * direct *** *****. ***'** spend * *** **** money *** *** * lot ****** *** **** if *** **** ****** a *** ******* ** it ********.

*****, *** **** **** would ******** *** *** battery ***** ***** **** back? * ***** *** appeal ** *** ****** PDBU ** ** ********* itself **** *** ****** POE ***** ******* ****** to ******* ** ** swap *** * ***** battery ***** ** ****** occurs.

**** ***** ** * good *** ********** **** with **** ******* *** time, *** **** ** one ** *** **** difficult ****** ** **.... getting *** ***** ** monitor *** ******** ***** own ******* *** *** you **** ** ***** maintenance. * ***** *** could ***** *** **** alert ** ****** *** when ***** *** **** an ****** *** *** the ********* **** ** be ******* *** ** they **** ******* ******, but *** ***'** ****** labor ** *** ***** cost ** *********.

**** *******. * ***** not ** ********* ** the **** *** ** enhanced **** **-***** ******* to ***** *** ***** recording ** **** ** power ******* *** **** back **** **** ****** when ***** *******.

**** *** ***'** ******* about ****** *** *** a **** ***, ***** will *** ** *** cost *** *** ** that *********** ***** ** many ******* *** ** on-board ******* *********, **** more ******* ******** ** support ***** *** ******* between *** ****** *** recorder.

**** ***.

** *** **** ** anticipated **** ** *** same ****** **** ******** feature. ***** *** ****** be ******* ** *** new *******, ********* ** the ********* ** ** have ** ******** *** zero **** ****; ** incremental ****. *** *** based ******* ***** *** expected ** ****** ****. Of ****** ***** ******* like **-***** ******* **** always ******.

* **** ****** *** PoE ****** *** *** is * ****** ******** as *** **** *** option *** **** ******* capacity **** ***, *** negate *** **** *** edge *********. **** **** could ********** *** **** unique ************ *******.

***, ** *** ***** some *** **** ****** manufacturers, ****** *******, *** Street ********, ***** ******** and ****.

**** ** **** *** a *** ******* ***** backup ****, ** ** power, *** ** **-**** unit.

**** ** **** *** PdbU's **** * * port *** ******, **** failover **** ***** ******** to ******** ******** ********* continues ***** ** ******** to ***** ******, **** storage ********* **** ******** recover, ***** *********, *************, deep ******** *** ****

******, **** ******

** **** *** ***** success ********** ***** ******** where ** *** ******* IP/PoE ****** ******* ****** (think ******* **-*****) ** the ****.

***** *******, **** ****** your ********** ** ****** the *** *** ***** installation!

******,

****

**** *****, **** ***’* read *** ************ *****...

**** ** ***** * UK ***********?

*** ***, ***** **** to ********* * **** one.

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