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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Worked great initially - but then failed miserably.
on August 3, 2014
Ordered this product via Amazon in June of 2013 to power an external video camera. It worked great out of the box with a clear, and simple, initial setup. There isn't much to the device as one would expect but the external case is clearly labeled for connecting cables/power with a green light on the top face to indicate power to the device. My initial rating for this product is a solid 5 stars as it was affordable, well built, clear setup, and stable during 24/7 use for ~13 months.
UPDATE: The device failed July 15th, 2014. It was setup inside at a constant ~72F and connected to a UPS with surge protection and battery backup as part of a 12U rack in my house. Our external camera just stopped working and after extensive troubleshooting (including several attic trips!) I was able to determine this PoE adapter was the failure point. The green light on the top face still lights up when power is supplied to the adapter yet it is not supplying power to any downstream device. Swapped this TRENDnet PoE adapter out with one borrowed from a friend and downstream PoE devices work fine with the new adapter. So, I am downgrading my review to just 2 stars as I was only able to obtain ~12 months of use from the device. Will search around for an alternative from another vendor. TRENDnet products have worked well for me in the past but, in this instance, the PoE adapter failed and will need to be replaced.