All the PoE Reolink Cameras can be powered by a PoE injector, PoE Switch, PoE Network Video Recorder (NVR) or by using the power adapter.
Method 1: Power By PoE Injector/Switch
- For Reolink RLC-423, RLC-423S, RLC-823A, you need to make sure that the PoE injector/switch is 802.3at compliant (48V) and supports active mode. (Also known as POE+)
802.3at (PoE+) can deliver up to 30 watts over Cat5 cables with 25.5 watts available to devices.
- For other Reolink PoE camera models, please make sure that the PoE injector/switch is 802.3af compliant (48V) and supports active mode.
802.3af (PoE) can deliver 15.4 watts over Cat5 cables.
Method 2: Power By PoE NVR
The easiest solution is to connect your IP camera to the PoE NVR by a single network cable, then the PoE camera will get power via the PoE network video recorder and also provides 24/7 recording and monitoring.Shop NVR's
Method 3: Power By Using A Power Adaptor
You can also power the camera by using power adaptor. The DC power connector size should be 2.1mm inner pin with a 5.5mm outer (2.1mm x 5.5mm).
- For Reolink RLC-423, RLC-423S, RLC-823A, RLC-523WA the ratings of power adapter should be DC 12V 2A.
- For other Reolink PoE camera models, the ratings of power adapter should be DC 12V 2/1A.
The power cable can be extended but we recommend to not exceed 5m, the longer the cable will reduce the power going to the camera. If you need a longer cable run then you will need a bigger power supply or look at the PoE Switches.Shop Power Supplies
- Do not use passive PoE injectors as they won’t work with Reolink PoE cameras.
- It’s better to use high-quality PoE injectors/switches.
- We recommend that you use Cat5/Cat6 Ethernet cable and above.
- Please use a waterproof enclosure at the junction of the Ethernet cable and the camera to protect the connections from water.
- Please note that the optimum distance between the camera and the PoE switch/Reolink NVR is 100m or 300ft.