MMmm Pi PoE Prototype Board for Raspberry Pi

This article is a quick review of the MMmm Pi PoE Board for Raspberry Pi created by Daniel Hyles at DotNetDan.

Raspberry Pi 2 PoE

Raspberry Pi 2 with MMmm Pi PoE Prototype Board

The MMmm Pi PoE Board is a simple HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) for the Raspberry Pi that provides full 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) support, meaning your Raspberry Pi can be powered entirely from an Ethernet network cable – with no need for the Micro USB plug pack. This makes powering the Raspberry Pi far more convenient, and helps remove a constraint on placement of these devices; if you can get an Ethernet cable there, you can have a Raspberry Pi there – and have it powered!

You also need an 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) compliant network switch or midspan injector to provide power to the network.

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