The SharpV connects to the network, using a standard CAT5e network cable (not included). Consult this list of specifications when selecting and preparing the network cable.
Network cable specifications
|Cable rating||CAT5e or higher (special connector provided for IP67 rating)|
|Shielding||Shielded or unshielded|
|Conductor gauge||24 AWG|
|Conductor arrangement||Straight-through EIA-568A or EIA-568B|
|Cable diameter||The RJ45 connector that is shipped with the system
accepts CAT5e cable diameters in the range 4.8 - 6.7 mm (0.19 - 0.26
The bayonet shell supports cable diameters in the range 4 - 8 mm ( 0.16 - 0.31 in.).
|Cable length||Maximum 100 m (330 ft)|
|Environmental||The network cable must be waterproof and UV-resistant, with a temperature rating appropriate for your climate.|
|PoE+ standard||Power-over-Ethernet; 802.3at Type 2 (25.5 W)
Network cable powerPower is supplied to the SharpV through the network cable, using PoE+. Power the network cable, using one of the following methods:
- PoE+ switch or router: Connect a network cable that has a maximum length of 100 m (330 ft) to a PoE+ (Power-over-Ethernet; 802.3at Type 2 (25.5 W)) Ethernet switch port.
- PoE+ power injector: If you are using a non-PoE switch, a PoE+ injector needs to be added between the SharpV and the switch. The total length of the network cable that runs between the SharpV and the switch must not exceed 100 m (330ft).
PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at compliant) power sources can negotiate the power delivery using these two methods:
- Hardware-based two-event classification
- Power injectors typically (but not exclusively) use this method. Installations that use this method generally do not require any additional configuration.
- Software-based LLDP classification
- PoE+ switches typically (but not exclusively) use this method.
- The switch administrator must ensure that PoE+ power is enabled in the switch configuration for the ports that are connected with a SharpV camera.
- The LLDP classification, which might also be referred to as 802.3at TLVs, LLDP POE, data link-layer classification, or power-over-MDI, must be enabled in the switch configuration, if applicable.
- You might also have to enable PoE+ power delivery in addition to the LLDP classification. For example, in some switches, the 25.5 W of power needs to be pre-reserved for that port.
Lightning protectionThe SharpV includes basic lightning surge protection. PoE+ injectors, and PoE+ switches are usually equipped with basic lightning surge protection (verify hardware specifications). For installations in areas that are subject to frequent high-energy lightning surges, it is recommended to protect the network cable using one or more of the following additional protective measures:
- A grounded metallic conduit.
- An external surge protector that is compatible with Gigabit Ethernet (1000BT) PoE+ systems (Power-over-Ethernet; 802.3at Type 2 (25.5 W)).
- A shielded Ethernet cable that has a grounded RJ45 connector at the PoE+ injector or PoE+ Ethernet switch.