This version of the RB5009 has all the advantages of the previous model: Gigabit Ethernet, 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, and a 10 Gigabit SFP+ cage for fiber connectivity. It has the speed, the power, and the durability. All eight PoE ports are supporting PoE-in and PoE-out. Combined with the 2-pin connector and the DC jack, you’re getting 10 separate ways of powering. Dual redundant power supplies would take your uninterrupted uptime to the next level.
All power options support a wide voltage range of 24 – 57 V. However, you can not mix the voltages. If you’re using PoE-out to power other devices, the board will choose the source with the highest voltage (DC jack or the 2-pin connector) to power those. Each PoE-out port can supply up to 25W of power. All the ports combined are limited to 130W, which should be enough for most setups. You can specify maximum available power from your power sources manually, if necessary.
You have 24V on the DC jack, 48V on the 2-pin connector, and 57V on the PoE-in. So what exactly happens if there is a problem with one of your power sources? The board itself gets powered by the highest voltage input – the PoE-in. If there’s a problem, RB5009 will fall back to the second highest voltage - the 2-pin connector. And if that fails – there’s the 24V option on the DC jack. PoE-out devices will draw power from the 48V source on the 2-pin connector. If that fails – the 24V on the DC jack will be used. The board will always reserve 20 watts to power itself. If there is not enough power for all the PoE-out ports, it will start disabling the ones with the lowest priority, which you can set manually.
This tiny form-factor shines anywhere: from confined research facilities and offices to huge corporate server rooms. You can mount FOUR of these routers in a single 1U rackmount space! With the new RB5009 are empowered all the small and medium ISPs that are always on the lookout for the most cost-effective and robust solutions. It is a perfect addition to GPEN series – a line of products designed to replace the expensive GPON solutions. With so many powering options and a durable metallic case, the new RB5009 redefines affordable reliability.