Internet Bridge with PoE

Would love to see the Tado Internet Bridge with Power over Ethernet.

This could save us an additional cable because everything can be done with the Ethernet cable.

Since the raspberry pi and many other similar devices can do it, this should be an easy task for Tado.
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  • I certainly would have no objection to PoE being added to future versions, anything to reduce the number of power chargers is good.

    However as an interim solution it is possible to get a PoE 'splitter' which extracts the power and presents it via a USB connector.

    See - https://www.howtogeek.com/294628/how-to-power-a-usb-powered-device-over-ethernet/

  • [Deleted User]
    edited May 2019

    Hi,

    Thank you for your suggestion of adding PoE support to our Internet Bridge. Currently, very few consumer grade routers support this function hence it would only add production costs since we would still need to include a power adapter in addition to supporting PoE.

    As stated by jelockwood, If you still would like to use PoE for our bridge, I would suggest you look into getting a 5V Micro USB PoE splitter, they are available online.

    Best regards,

    Frank

  • Why not work in an alliance to have a Bridge app that could be incorporated into universal bridge by a third party provider.

    Homes would only need to buy the universal bridge and add the apps to it The new echo plus has one built in. This would tidy up wiring, reduce waste from manufacturing and packaging and reduce carbon emissions and power usage. If companies were truly clever these could be incorporated into lighting roses along with things like smoke alarms to reduce overall consumption and make them truly hidden
  • Hi all,


    For a consumer oriented product, PoE is absolutely too expensive if you do not absolutely require it.

    There is little to no chance that we will ever implement this.


    Please use a 5V PoE splitter with micro-usb to achieve the same goal if you absolutely need PoE

  • In my opinion if TADO wants to keep ahead of the competition this would be a great addition for a consumer product. There are more and more (consumer) devices supporting PoE and more demand on less bulky power adapters. Let alone energy consumption devices.

    The bridge needs to be centrally placed between all the other TADO devices; Without the need of a bulky adapter or powersource PoE would rock. as we could place it anywhere on a RJ45 outlet.

    There will also be more and more (smart) network devices with RJ45 connection in the consumer world.

    @Jurian, Suggest to reconsider PoE for the TADO Bridge and place it on a very-very-nice-to-have list.

  • If a 1Gbit splitter cost €9 retail it shouldn’t add more than €5 retail to the bridge cost, since you don’t need all the components.

    Given the premium charged for the product set this is minimal, and PoE is becoming increasingly present in consumer solutions.