WS-6 Mini POE out length

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WS-6 Mini POE out length

Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:34 am

First time using the WS-6 mini and I am trying to power a Ubiquiti AC Rocket Lite radio at 300ft away. I know this is probably pushing the limits cable length wise but has anyone succeeded at getting something successfully powered at this length? I am using an Air Fiber power injector 50V @ 1.2A and am able to successfully power the device but as soon as I logon to the radio it reboots. The watts on Port 3 POE out varies between 3.9 and 8 which is not enough as I need around 11 to keep this powered. Any insight would be appreciated as I am about to shorten the cable run.

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Re: WS-6 Mini POE out length

Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:11 pm

This has been done many times even by me.

Your sending 50+ volts to WS-6 and it steps down to 24V. If your WS-6 Mini is not rebooting you can probably rule out the WS-6 as the cause?

Possible problems:

1) Your not getting good contact on all 4 pairs but if you have a 1G connection to WS-6 MINI then that is not the issue as 1G requires all 8 wires.

2) Your POE Brick is bad.

3) Your Radio is bad, swap out and see.

4) Your MINI is defective, swap out and see.

WARNING: Your Rocket AC lite has access to tower Earth Ground and at this distance IO know your not binding tower ground to electrical service ground so you are bonding the 2 ground potentials through your Ethernet cable which means you will suffer damaged switch and or radio.

Unless your using the WS-6-MINI to go vertical then it is possible your tower ground rods are indeed BONDED to your electrical service ground rods.

If the is to reach out horizontal/vertical and not a tower then I would NOT ground the mount the radio is located on and as always if this is an older electrical service add 2 NEW ground rods and BOND to existing ground rods.


99% of all WISP equipment damage is from ground current (I own a WISP)
Another common cause for damage is a shorted cable or incorrect POE option applied to device.

Here are some good posts on grounding:
http://forum.netonix.com/viewtopic.php? ... 279#p19279
http://forum.netonix.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1816
http://forum.netonix.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=188
http://forum.netonix.com/viewtopic.php? ... =30#p13447
http://forum.netonix.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1429

Read the posts above but the basics are as follow:
Tower ground rods must be bonded to electrical service ground rods HEAVY #2 wire.
I always add 1 or 2 “new” ground rods to older existing electrical services.
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Re: WS-6 Mini POE out length

Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:24 pm

Thanks, I've swapped out the radio and POE and even though the cable tests out good I'll try putting some new connectors on each side and see if that solves the issue.

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