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What are the power options for Instant On devices?

  • 1.  What are the power options for Instant On devices?

    Posted 12-12-2019 07:51 PM

    Aruba Instant On devices can be powered using an approved Power Adapter or Power over Ethernet (PoE) injector.

    Power over Ethernet(PoE):

    PoE is a method of delivering power on the same physical Ethernet wire that is used for data communication. Power for devices is provided in one of the following two ways:

    Endspan— The switch that the AP is connected to can provide power.

    Midspan— A device can sit between the switch and the AP.

    The choice of endspan or midspan depends on the capabilities of the switch to which the AP is connected. Typically if a switch is in place and does not support PoE, midspan Power Injectors are used.

    We can use any switch compatible with the 802.3af Power over Ethernet standard.

    Note: The Aruba Instant On AP17 designated for outdoor environments can only be powered using Power over Ethernet.

    Once properly powered up, the device lights will start blinking green indicating that it is starting.

    List of approved Power Adaptors and Power over Ethernet (PoE)Injectors:





    Aruba Instant On 12V/30W Power Adaptor


    Aruba Instant On 48V/36W Power Adaptor


    Aruba Instant On 15.4W 802.3af PoE Midspan Injector