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Networking giant Cisco Systems has cranked up the amount of juice its Catalyst 4500E switches can pump out over Ethernet to 60 watts – another step toward its goal of making its switches the throbbing heart of the modern office. The Catalyst 4500E switch was announced last October with 848Gb/sec of aggregate switching bandwidth …

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Heating effect?

Oh dear I wonder what the heating effect would be of driving 7KW through 120 narrow conductor UTP cables all bundled together in a cable tray?

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Not an issue

Even if all the power was delivered over a single pair that gives a total conductor cross section of 24.6mm^2 for 120 cables. 32A mains wiring gives 7.36kW @ 230V and needs only 4mm^2 cable. Even with the lower voltage and hence higher current (PoE is not _that_ low voltage to begin with) there is plenty of slack in there.

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Need more power.....

....so i can run my verboten 100 watt incandescent light bubs!!

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tesla coils

How long until someone starts delivering power via tesla coils so we can get PoW (Power over Wifi)

me, I think it's simpler/better to use a wall wart to power those dumb terminals.

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Heck....

We believe we cajoled everyone into FCoE, let's see if we can pull this one off.

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Throbbing?

I have a friend that tests these sorts of thing for a living. He showed me an earlier version of the switch. Each port really can deliver the watts. Loading all of the ports ends up with a rather hot switch (it was a small one he showed me -- only 2Kw.

This is an example of "just because you can do something doesn't mean its necessarily a good idea"!

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Coffee/keyboard

Coffee anyone ...

Wow! Now I can have a laptop that can make coffeee as well! Can see that - coming to your favourite appstore - the Barrista app - make coffee using the power of the Net!

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Hmm.... powering desktops...

Well does that mean that switch will get a hefty Über-UPS (or ÜPS) or will the network shut down at a power outage?

However with good planning this might be an interesting idea.

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a true tool for a BOFH

Especially with the premanufactured PoE splitter, but instead of jacking it into the server, jack it into the chair, or perhaps, the wrist-rest...

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Jacking off?

...taking jacking off to new heights...

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PoEP

It means fart in Afrikaans.

Gonna have a lot of fun here in SA with that acronym

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PoEP in Dutch

Poep in Afrikaans might not be nice. Two guesses what it means in Dutch...

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PoEP?

Someone please send cisco this link!

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/poep

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Qualitay

Beautiful - the three posts above just made my day

Time to off to the bar for a beer...

Mine's the one with the air freshner.

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