I am trying to power my Wyze Video Doorbell using existing Cat5e cabling that runs from my rack to the doorbell. The run is about 75-125 feet. I have searched the forums on this topic but couldn’t find an answer for this specific configuration. I found this plug-in 24V/1A PoE 802.3af transformer on Amazon:
Here is what I am thinking:
- Plug this transformer into a wall outlet in my rack closet
- Plug the doorbell Cat5 cable to the output port (I don’t need to run any data through this cable)
- At the Wyze end of the Cat5 cable, strip the plug and twist pins 4/5 for positive and 7/8 for negative (that is brown+white/brown and blue+white/blue, per the 802.3af mode b spec)
- Wire positive and negative to the Wyze Video Doorbell
That seems to me like it should work, but I am no electrician.
Thanks for your input!