Plasma Cloud PS8-L 55W PoE 8-Port Cloud Managed Network Switch

R4,047.08 excl. VAT

PS8-L PoE Switch

The PS8-L desktop switch is a compact & cost-effective solution for small offices or homes needing to power only few PoE devices.

With its 8x 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a PoE budget of 55 W, it can comfortably power up to 3x 802.3af devices or 1x 802.3at devices at the same time. The backplane switching capacity of 16 Gbps allows Gigabit throughput on all Ethernet ports without hitting any bottleneck.


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PS8-L PoE Switch

Plasma Cloud’s WiFi 6 universal solution for almost any setup. With dual band & dual stream 802.11ax WiFi in a compact weather resistant housing the PAX1800 may serve as office or hotel WiFi backbone, coffee shop hotspot and outdoor WiFi extension. It shines in high density and high throughput demand scenarios as well, such as in schools, universities, airports and shopping malls.

How many devices can be powered ?

Plasma Cloud switches support 802.3af and 802.3at PoE standards. Each port comes with the capability to detect the PoE standard required by the connected device. Therefore, a mix of 802.3af and 802.3at power consumers can be powered.  The amount of power supplied on each PoE port may vary greatly depending on power consumption of the connected device.

To give an example: although the PA300 uses 802.3af PoE standard, its actual power consumption is 11.5 W or less (depending on system load and cable length). Consequently, a PS8-L allows to power up to 4x PA300 despite the PoE standard defining a power consumption of 15.4 W.

When the exact power consumption is not available, refer to the PoE standard (802.3af: 15.4 W, 802.3at: 30 W) to estimate the number of devices that can be powered through this PoE switch.

Why Power over Ethernet

Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows you to combine data transfer and power supply using a single Ethernet cable which terminates in a PoE switch. Thereby, cabling effort can be reduced and power management of all connected devices greatly simplified. Combined with the powerful Plasma Cloud console, all connected devices can be centrally managed, power consumption monitored, power schedules automated and even non-Plasma Cloud devices power cycled when needed.


Almost all networking equipment today supports PoE, including WiFi Access Points, IP cameras, VoIP phones, and many more IoT devices. This allows for easy installation since PoE enables you to place devices in locations removed from power outlets (up to 100m Ethernet cable length).


Mounting Options

The light-weight PS8-L is designed to be placed on a desk or shelf. The included wall mount brackets offer the possibility to mount the switch either onto a wall or tabletop.

Note: Due to its compact size, this PoE switch is not rack mountable.


Network Switch Specification
10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps Ethernet Ports 8
Memory 256 MB
Flash Memory 32 MB NOR
PoE Budget 55 W
PoE Standard IEEE 802.3af/at
Switching Capacity 16 Gbps
Power Input 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Supply External, 65 W
Mounting Options Desktop, wall mount
Dimension (W x D x H) 240 x 05 x 27 mm
Weight 0.62 kg
Operating Temperature 0 C ~ 40 C (32 F ~ 104 F)
Certifications CE, FCC, IC, RCM
L2 Features IEEE802.3ad Link Aggregation, Port Mirroring, Port Trunking, IGMP Snooping v1/v2/v3, IGMP Fast Leave, MLD Snooping, VLAN Group, Voice VLAN, 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), 802.1p Traffic Priority Management
Zero Config Plug-n-Play Yes
Free Cloud Console Yes
Free Mobile App Yes