Can I use an inexpensive, non-compliant POE injector or switch to power my Viking IP product?
No, the Viking IP product can be damaged if you power it from a non-compliant POE injector or switch and this type of damage is not covered by warranty. Some inexpensive POE injectors and switches always have the POE power turned on, even when no device is plugged in. A compliant POE source senses when a POE device is plugged in, the POE source determines the power class of the device and then provides the correct amount of power for the device. The POE source must comply with POE standards IEEE 802.3af, 802.3at or 802.3bt.