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Can SFP ports be PoE?
Knowledge Base + 2024.01.09

SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) ports themselves do not provide Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities. SFP ports are typically used for fiber optic or copper Ethernet connections and are designed to transmit data signals. However, the devices that have SFP ports, such as network switches or routers, may support PoE on other ports.

PoE is a technology that allows both data and electrical power to be transmitted over the same Ethernet cable. Devices like IP cameras, wireless access points, and VoIP phones often utilize PoE for power delivery.

If you need PoE functionality, you would typically look for network devices that explicitly mention PoE support on specific ports. These ports are often labeled as PoE or have the IEEE 802.3af/at standard mentioned, which are the common PoE standards. Keep in mind that the presence of an SFP port doesn't imply PoE support, and you should check the specifications of the specific networking equipment for PoE capabilities.