PoE UPS Tested (Energy Reconnect)

Author: 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

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