Microchip PoE to USB-C® Power and Data Adapter

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The Microchip PoE to USB-C® adapter connects IoT devices with a USB-C connector to Power over Ethernet (PoE) networks, enabling users to leverage the advantages of PoE and USB-C technologies. The PD-USB-DP60 is a PoE to USB-C adapter that provides both power and data to USB-C hosts and power to USB-C Powered Devices.

The PD-USB-DP60 adapter enables flexible installation of USB-C devices, removes the need for a close power outlet and resolves the issue of limited USB cable length. The PoE source can be up to 328 ft/100m from the location of the USB-C device. A single Ethernet cable is needed while delivering up to 60W of USB power at the output of the adapter.

 

The PD-USB-DP60 connects with small PCs/Next Unit of Computing (NUC), interactive information kiosks, smart monitors, tablets, laptops, cellphones, cameras and other USB-C powered devices consuming up to 60W. The adapter is compatible with USB2.0 and 3.1 and will automatically provide to the end device the exact amount of power it needs.

 

Features

  • Up to 60W output power
  • Enables powering of small PCs/Next Unit of Computing (NUC), interactive information kiosks, smart monitors, tablets, laptops, cameras and other USB-C devices
  • Provides power and data to USB-C Hosts
  • Allows 328 ft/100m installation range
  • Supports PoE Switches and Injectors from 15.4W and up to 90W
  • Plug and play USB-C Power, no configuration is needed, simple to use

 

Additional Information

Important Dates

Enrollment Begin: Apr 12 2021

Enrollment Ends: May 21 2021

RoadTesters Selected:Jun 11 2021

Product Shipped: Jun 11 2021

RoadTesting Begins: Jun 17 2021

Reminder/Update Email: July 17 2021

Submit Reviews By: Aug 17 2021

*The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

**If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.

 

How to locate the official RoadTest review form:  How To Locate the Official RoadTest Review Form (duplicate)

RoadTesters

Terms and Conditions

Microchip PoE to USB-C® Power and Data Adapter– RoadTest

Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions which govern the Microchip PoE to USB-C® Power and Data Adapter RoadTest contest. This Contest requires participants to submit an application indicating their previous experience with this type of equipment/component, information on what they would do to test the equipment/component, and the applicant’s desire to post a thorough review of their experience with images, photos, or other supplemental materials. Participants will be required to meet the Conditions for Participation.  The winners of this RoadTest will receive the item(s) listed below. RoadTest Reviews are due no later than 60 days after the receipt of the item(s). No other prizes are offered.

The Principal terms of the Competition:

The following words and phrases are used in these terms and conditions and have the meanings given to them below.

 

Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on May 21 2021

Announcement of Winner (estimated): May 24 2021

Prize:  Microchip PoE to USB-C® Power and Data Adapter

Additional Prizes: none

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· Likelihood that the Applicant will blog about the prize and provide a review on element14.com;

· Originality;

· Innovation.

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Conditions for Qualification: in addition to meeting the requirements of these terms, all persons applying to take part in the Contest (each one an Applicant) must:

· Provide a RoadTest application describing what he/she would do if awarded the Prize including similar previous projects, product experience and qualifications

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Comment List
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  • Greetings

     

    You are absolutely correct Sir. This community is a great place to be associated with. Members, have been very helpful and patient with me. Good luck with all your future Tinkering, and see you on the blogs soon.

     

    Steve K

  • One of the components, in this gathering of technology tinkers, that makes it a pleasure to participate, is the willingness of its members to provide assistance to help people succeed. Your success in completing the RoadTest is a success for all of us.

  • I now have POWER !!!

    The Injector I purchased, to be used to conduct test for my review, is now working! The PoE adapter is supplying power to all my IoT devices, NOW THAT I AM USING AN OTG ADAPTER!!

     

    Thanks to my fellow reviewers:

    For your information on a OTG cable to solve the problems  I was having with getting Power from the Microchip PoE Adapter to my IoT devices.

     

     

    The OTG cable that I found in the airport one day fixed everything.

    It is an APPLE product Model A1632.

     

    Thanks Again

    Steve K

  • AWE CRAP! Yet again when you learn what you don't know. I've made assumption about Pi OTG that are way off the mark. Man did I get it wrong.

     

    USB On-The-Go  is a specification that enables USB devices, to act as a host, allowing other USB devices, such as USB flash drives, digital cameras, mouse or keyboards, to be attached to them.

     

    My misstep was thinking that the one USB connector on the device is power, OTG gives you expanded capabilities on that connector. If a device was OTG capabilites then the power connector included data. No, No, No. My bad.

     

    Not only is the PiZeroW without data on the power connection, the other Pi models are the same, with the exception of the Pi4B. That explains my errors in the posts USB Conundrum  & Microchip PoE to USB-CRegistered Power and Data Adapter RoadTest Review Data Success.  The test was data on the power connector. If the connector doesn't support data ( as has pointed out), then of course the device would fail.

     

    I need to go back to the bench and try data tests on the USB connections on the Pi's. I feel rode hard and put away wet on the Microchip PoE to USB-CRegistered Power and Data Adapter RoadTest

  •   wrote:

     

    What specification do you recommend when ordering a adapter online to get one that supports the functions of USB-C?

     

    My requirement is to go from the USB-C female (output of the Microchip PoE cable) to a USB micro micro (i.e connector on PiZeroW & Pi3B+).

     

    If you have a recommendation that would be great!

    Another wrinkle with the Pi Zero / W boards is the fact the port normally used for power has no D+/D- data pins connected:

     

    It seems only the port used for USB-OTG has data pins connected, but the power is connected to Vbus rather than 5V. Whether the port allows for reverse-powering is not something I can be sure of.

    So if you want to get power and data working, your best bet is to connect the cable to the USB_OTG port, not the Power port - but noting that it would "reverse-power" the board through a pin that's normally supposed to power a downstream load. I suspect it will probably work but may not be the intended way of operation. I can't rule out the potential for damage either - as I don't have the hardware, I can't try that out.

     

    - Gough

  •   wrote:

     

    What specification do you recommend when ordering a adapter online to get one that supports the functions of USB-C?

     

    My requirement is to go from the USB-C female (output of the Microchip PoE cable) to a USB micro micro (i.e connector on PiZeroW & Pi3B+).

     

    If you have a recommendation that would be great!

    That's a tough question to answer as the "functions of USB-C" don't all translate to the legacy connections - things like CC pins aren't passed through as they're internally terminated in the adapters, likewise side-band channels are usually left open.

     

    As mentioned before - a USB-C to USB-A OTG adapter should be used as the first step. Whether you get a USB 3.0 capable one or a USB 2.0 one doesn't matter so much for the Raspberry Pi as their OTG ports are USB 2.0 only, but getting a USB 3.0 one may allow for more possibilities if you use it with other equipment. Plugging this into the PoE-USB-C adapter will tell it that it's connected as OTG so it can start sourcing power. Then a regular USB-A to USB-microB cable can be used from that adapter through to the Pi's microUSB-B connector. This regular cable will tell the Pi-end that it's connected as a device and can accept power (not that this matters as the Pi doesn't have an internal battery).

     

    In the case of the Pi 3B+, there's no point in having data - the OTG pins on the USB plug are just open circuit as the hardware design uses the OTG controller to serve the hub/Ethernet chip that runs the four USB-A ports on that board. For the Pi Zero W, there should be some USB-OTG capability so it may be able to get the data link going as well under the above recommendation.

     

    For reference, my USB-C to USB-A OTG adapter came from Daiso for AU$2.80. It's not a particularly high-quality USB 3.0 type adapter, but it does the job and is locally available in Australia. I'm not sure of a "single-cable" solution, as vendors aren't always clear as to what their adapters are configured for or their cables. If the end plugging into the PoE-USB-C adapter is configured not as OTG but as device, the adapter will not source power at all.

     

    That being said - this cable is labelled as if it should do the trick - https://www.amazon.com.au/CableCreation-Braided-480Mbps-Android-Devices/dp/B0744BKDRD  but as I've not got one of them myself, I can't guarantee compatibility.

    Similarly, the description on this one also seems to be just fine - https://www.amazon.com.au/AmazonBasics-USB-Type-Micro-Cable/dp/B01LONQ7R6

    An adapter like this one should theoretically work too - noting it clearly says micro-USB B device - https://www.amazon.com.au/Female-Adapter-ARKTEK-Samsung-Galaxy/dp/B072J5B3BR/

     

    That being said, if you have something that works already, I probably wouldn't be inclined to splurge on more random cables and adapters.

     

    - Gough

  • What specification do you recommend when ordering a adapter online to get one that supports the functions of USB-C?

     

    My requirement is to go from the USB-C female (output of the Microchip PoE cable) to a USB micro micro (i.e connector on PiZeroW & Pi3B+).

     

    If you have a recommendation that would be great!

  • Yep - 802.3bt is niche at the moment and there really isn't all that much that uses it for now. Agreed that 802.3af/at are both more common and meet the majority of ordinary PoE loads today.

     

    Unfortunately the recommended Microchip PD-9601GC is not available in Australia (probably a lack of demand) and 802.3bt gear available via local resellers are all Type 3 (60W) which wouldn't have been enough, so I ordered a Type 4 injector from overseas. The outlay wasn't too bad, but when one considers that is just for a single port, adding up the price of the adapter and the injector makes it a bit less appealing. It arrived a few days ago and it seems to be working well - but I'm still waiting on some USB-C PD decoy boards also ordered at the same time so I can hook the output into a load for some proper load and end-to-end efficiency tests.

     

    - Gough

  • Ha, ha! It appears you did beat me to it, although the thread title had nothing to do with the actual issue (or the RoadTest) and I didn't see it. Good on you for ordering an 802.3bt injector. I thought about ordering an 802.3bt PoE switch until I saw the prices! I expect the prices will come down in the next year or two but they're still fairly new at the moment. I can only test up to 30W on my existing 802.3at switches so it would be great if you could fill the gap.

  • Yes, indeed, there are many non-compliant accessories and unexpected CC-line resistor configurations that won't necessarily work. If the USB-C end is configured to look like it's being connected from a power source to a device, the PoE-USB-C adapter will not source any power and will instead expect to be used like a USB-Ethernet adapter only.

     

    However, if you use a USB-C OTG adapter which adapts to USB-A - usually these are configured such that the USB-C end is set to OTG (or host) which will cause the PoE-USB-C adapter to start sourcing power in addition to working as a USB-Ethernet adapter.

     

    I suspect your USB-C to USB-mini-B may be intended for use with a USB-mini-B cable to connect to a USB-C device for charging purposes. That would usually have the USB-C side configured to look like it is connected from a power source to a device so the device can go and charge from it.

     

    USB micro-B connections can support USB-OTG as well, although whether they source power or sink power may depend on how the ID-pin is configured on the cable plug itself. This is rarely ever properly configured - but I found using a standard USB-A to micro-B device cable has the ID pin configured such that the end device decides to sink as a device ... while negotiating the USB roles in the reverse with the sink as the host so the LAN7800 chip can connect.

     

    The proof? Here's my Lenovo Miix 2 tablet both connected via the LAN7800 and charging from the adapter at the same time - note the tablet only has ONE power/data port so there's absolutely no other way I can do it:

    So sometimes, a bit of playing about with several adapters may be necessary. There are some testers which will diagnose what the CC pins are doing, but sadly, I don't have any of those on hand.

     

    My RoadTest review is currently stalled despite fulfilling all my initial proposal, pending the arrival of some ordered components since I decided to deviate from my original RoadTest plan and add a whole extra two sections which need an 802.3bt injector and some USB-C PD goodies to complete. I figured it would be unfair to Microchip to focus on 802.3at/af (even though that is most popular and economical at this time) and USB non-PD given that this is the first product to be both 802.3bt and USB-C PD capable ... so I've splurged. But the current COVID-19 lock-down in Sydney and slow international shipping ... we'll see if it arrives in time.

     

    - Gough