Fellow people that are limited by the sometimes multi-thousand dollar cost of long cable runs rejoice! For with this design you may be able to power up to 5-8 (or more if you are crazy) on one cat7 ethernet cable.
-As many fins on one cat 6 dc power bus as possible
-Not burning down a building by over amping wires
–By extension not making anything run too hot as to avoid shortening lifespans
-There doesn’t have to be data connections via these wires (there is 100% no way to do this with data)
Constraints queue to me:
-Managed active POE switch (client requirement)
-Nothing that involves custom crimping of rj45 connectors (I get around that)
If I could though I would cut off converters and replace them and the switch with two of these injectors to really pack in the wattage. I would be worried about putting more than 8 fins on cat6 cable though. 801.3bt says the cable can get up to 10 C warmer under that kind of load, maybe use cat7 shielded for that kind of thing.
What I have tested:
The blue and red triangle pattern works, I need more green things to test the rest.
What do you think I should watch out for as I test this? What is my greatest risk of failure? Any improvements you would make?