I just got off the phone with foscam support - 14 minuets on hold. The tech identified himself as Smith (Indian accent though). He CONFIRMED that 802 is NOT required for foscam cameras that are not POE.
Any other response would have been insane.
So uber, why dont you call your buddies at foscam and have them retrain the tech...PLEASE tell me why 802 would make a difference. If you can explain this to me, I will paypal to you $100. You cant, because its nonsense.
Please contact a Foscam seller. I have no idea whom you spoke with. I get my information directly from Foscam China engineers, the manufacturers of these IP Cameras.
I don't need your money fenderman. But I do still need you to comprehend how sudden voltage drops can cause IP Camera stability problems over long distances depending on the DC voltage of the IP Camera in question when not using Active PoE methods especially more so with 5V DC which I tried to help you understand in the past and you could not grasp the potential IP Camera instability problems.
My first post here asks the poster questions as well that include what Foscam IP Camera model they have and the cable run they will be using for PoE to determine what DC voltage their Foscam IP Camera is. The poster has yet to answer my questions.
That said. This general statement applies:
Note: It's never a good idea to use passive PoE with IP Cameras of any brand and model that don't natively support PoE. Because they have such a wide possible range of current usage. IP Camera startup, PTZ motors and IR lights.
Unless the distance from the injector/switch is less than 100 feet and the IP Cameras voltage requirement is 12V DC. If the IP Camera voltage requirement was 5V DC then it's never a good idea to use passive PoE if the distance is over 10 feet.
NONSENSE, First you say call foscam, then you say thats no good enough, i need to contact engineers in china. Really? Why dont they publish this info..if the device can provide the power it states in the specs there is no issue. The data sheet specifically states for use with ip cameras. Its rated at 328 feet. Its 15 dollars cheaper than the foscam kit.
Furthermore, the 802 injector and splitter available in the same link are 802af compliant and still 8 dollars cheaper and with a warranty.
You are lying about foscam requiring 802af, you made it up knowing that I will not be calling chinese engineers...you need to supply documentation to backup your bogus claims.