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Is it possible to lower the power draw on the Aironet 1552e AP (AIR-CAP1552E-N-K9)

foxsprint
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Hello,

Is it possible to lower the power draw on the Aironet 1552e AP (AIR-CAP1552E-N-K9) so it will run on a standard PoE device (IEEE 802.3af). The spec sheet for the AP says you need to either use the Cisco PoE injector (AIR-PWRINJ1500-2=).

Is there possibly a firmware upgrade/downgrade or some sort of command I can use?

The APs being used are running LWAPP and require a controller.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

-Fox

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Stephen Rodriguez
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No there is no way to change the power draw of an AP

Steve

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HTH,
Steve

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Steve is right!!!!! It specifically states in the data sheet the powering options for these APs and also states that 802.af will not power up the radios.

-Scott
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for what it is worth, this is partially incorrect.  I was mistakenly shipped an LWAP version of the 1552E at first, and when powered via a POE af switch, it booted right up, but the terminal output during startup specifically mentioned that it was disabling the secondary gigE port because of low POE.  Now I have an autonomous 1552E and am trying to find out how to make it act the same way. 

Unfortunately I am not having any luck, and as you mentioned, all the documentation explicitly states that Cisco's POE injector is to be used.  How annoying.  Defeats the purpose of POE.  

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