Rock Pi S PoE hat availability?

In the wiki it says the PoE compatible version needs an extra PoE hat, but I can’t find any more info on that, is there going to be a hat or is the idea to use a standard PoE module/converter connected to some pins on the board?

Thanks

You sure didn’t look too hard;

Main page:
https://wiki.radxa.com/PoE_HAT

Purchase links:


I’ve purchased from seeed previously for other items (including custom PCB printing), and have found them to be reliable.

I think you didn’t notice that the topic was posted on the Rock Pi S category, the PoE hat you posted is way to big to be considered an option for a project with the S and I’m pretty sure wont fit in any way to the pins.

I actually found out about through Seeed Studios newsletter, but couldn’t find a PoE hat/module for it on their store.

Oscar

Hi, @oscarck

You are right. Currently we haven’t released the PoE HAT for ROCK Pi S. We are still not sure to make the standard 802.3af PoE or the passive PoE.

For standard 802.3af PoE, 48V, the cost is high. The PoE HAT will be higher than the ROCK Pi S itself. The other is passive PoE, the cost is lower, can be made within 10$, but not all switches support that. Also, if the user plug the passive PoE to a 802.3af switch, there is chance to burn.

So, which one do you prefer?

I don’t see the price as problem, it is actually the size of the Rock Pi S that makes it suitable for my project, actually if it had USB 3.0 and Gigabit ethernet it would have been exactly what I have been looking for a few years now. Haven’t heard of passive PoE, but I expect it is meant to feed the exact voltage the device needs and there is no step-down converter, definitely would go with the active PoE hat.

Oscar

@oscarck

actually if it had USB 3.0 and Gigabit ethernet it would have been exactly what I have been looking for a few years now

We have it, soon. Check: https://wiki.radxa.com/RockpiE/getting_started

Dual ethernet(1000M + 100M) + USB 3.0 in small size.

Yes, passive PoE is 12V or 24V power directly from the switch. OK, I think we will go with standard 802.3af PoE HAT for the Pi S and Pi E now.

So close.
If it was dual-1000, it would really be something special.