Netgear FS108P POE switch
Netgear FS108P POE switch
I've been running my 2 RLC 422 cameras off separate POE injectors.
I wanted to add more Reolink cameras and therefore decided to keep everything tidy by purchasing a Netgear FS108p switch, the price is attractive, its still in production and are advertised as being able to power POE cameras.
I've not had much luck, the switch would only cope with one camera and login correctly.
When two camera's are plugged in the cameras constantly cycle login success and failed logins.
Has anyone else had experience of connecting Reolink cameras to third party Network POE switches and have any recommendations.
For now I've reverted to the individual POE injectors, cameras are working fine again.
I have two different POE switches I use for my deployment, one being a bigger switch that provides 100w (NETGEAR ProSAFE FS728TLP ) and the other smaller having 53w output (NETGEAR ProSAFE GS110TP). I use these to connect 14 RLC-410B cameras which consume 5.5watts each. As you will see below, the 423 takes 4x the power of the smaller cameras to operate.
The POE spec for your switch model says it can do the following: 802.3af power consumption 53W maximum (Ports 1 – 4)
The RLC-423 (not 422) consumes: 22W (each) so the two cameras would theoretically draw 44 watts leaving you a few extra of the 53 max. the switch says it permits. This also does not take into account the cable/connector loss, etc. I believe you are running up against the limits of this specific switch with the cameras you are putting on it needing power. I think you would be good to attach a 422 and some of the other smaller units to this switch, but not two of the big ones.
I would look for a low cost switch giving you the highest POE wattage output with the least number of ports to exceed the total needed.
Many thanks for spending the time to reply and giving some positive feedback.
The RLC 422 draws 6.5W, so two camera's drawing 13W from 53W leaving plenty of power to draw.
So it looks like I bought a dud FS108p off eBay at only £23 on a No Return No Refund policy, so in the bin it goes.
Lesson learned, next time I'll buy a switch off someone with a return and refund option.
Silly me, I thought you were talking about the 423 and not the dome 422. And you are correct that this would only be 6.5w of draw each with plenty of headroom for more. I'm not sure if there is a way of testing the POE W consumption and how the device handles it when low. I also assume for the price this is not a managed switch either, so no good log data when the event occurs. Sorry I could not help more. I will say that I'm happy with the switches I have used and often can find them on Amazon or Newegg (US) for a decent price.