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.
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.