Power over ethernet (POE) to USB power

I haven’t seen any posts about this in a while, and wondering if there are any novel solutions…

My outside front porch ceiling has an ethernet port in it. The builder intended that I would install a camera that transmitted data over the ethernet and got power from a POE injector at the switch in the basement.

The Wyze cameras work so well over WiFi in my house, that I certainly don’t need the ethernet for signal. And I just installed a Wyze camera in the backyard that uses a USB input to get its power from a Wyze light bulb adapter - a very sexy solution to get power to the camera.

So I guess I’m looking for something that has two parts: 1) a POE injector to put power into the ethernet cable and 2) an adapter that pulls power off the ethernet cable and is compatible with the USB input on a Wyze Cam 3. Any solutions out there, either by Wyze or someone else? I’d rather not have to try to run physical electrical wire up there (tracing the route of the ethernet cable) if I can avoid it.

I think @spamoni told me that he used an ethernet to microUSB adapter to power some cameras a while ago. He might be able to share what he used to do this.

Welcome @tbartman

@carverofchoice is correct. All of my Cameras out doors is currently being powered by PoE and setup for when or if Wyze allows for this functionality for Data as well. :slight_smile:

Basically, I ran Homeruns to the location where I wanted my Cameras, and terminated them at the PoE Hub. I then added the Adapters to plug into the Camera and a splitter for the locations where I have 2 Cameras.

Note: The Hub provides enough Power per Port.

Here is what I am using:

These are what I use at the end of the Ethernet Cable:

Amazon.com: UCTRONICS PoE Splitter Gigabit 5V - Micro USB Power and Ethernet to Raspberry Pi 3B+, Work with Echo Dot, Most Micro USB Security Camera and Tablet - IEEE 802.3af Compliant : Electronics

Then I used These to split the MicrUSB for 2 Cameras:

Amazon.com: ELECTOP Micro USB Female to 2 Micro USB Male Splitter Cable : Electronics

Here is my PoE Hub I use in my setup

Amazon.com: NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged PoE+ Switch (GS308PP) - with 8 x PoE+ @ 83W, Desktop or Wall Mount : Electronics


Thank you! I already have a nice switch, so I’ll find a nicely rated injector on Amazon to feed the one line heading up there since that’s the only place I’ll ever need power. I was more worried about the far end (proper voltage and amperage) so your recommendation of that splitter was helpful)!


I am interested in these cameras for PoE but, does this mean I use a USB adapter to ethernet? Just a bit unclear about it.

Thanks! :slight_smile: