Once you have unboxed a Rhombus camera, there are a few ways to wire it depending on what configuration you choose. Below outlines each of the steps.
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
This method is by far the simplest, where all that is necessary is to place the ethernet cable into the back of the camera. The cord will provide both the power and the internet connectivity. The PoE switch must be 802.3af or 802.3at compliant, and each camera will draw no more than 10 Watts.
R1 with PoE:
R2 with PoE:
For this configuration, simply plug an ethernet cord into the back of the camera and the other end into the RP131 adapter (included with R1, optional for R2). The power adapter also acts as the WiFi antenna.
R1 with WiFi:
R2 with WiFi:
Ethernet + Power
If you are using a standard ethernet connection without power, then you'll need to use the RP131 adapter (included with R1, optional with R2). The yellow cable should be plugged into the power adapter and the white cable should go to your ethernet switch. The other side of the adapter labeled "Camera" goes into the camera.
R1 with Ethernet + Power:
R2 with Ethernet + Power:
If your cameras are being mounted outside, it's very important to correctly install the cable waterproofing assemblies. It's best to use an ethernet cable without a boot or strain relief. See details below for R1 and R2. If the cable enters the camera from above, it's also very important to create a drip loop in the cable as shown in this article.
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