AP One Mini PoE Class vs. TrendNet TPE-P521ES

I have a TrendNet TPE-P521ES PoE+ Passthrough Switch which is powered by PoE+ and splits that power to two downstream PoE ports. The switch has an 18W power budget for the two ports. I wanted to use it to power two PoE devices (an AP One Mini and a VOIP phone). The AP One Mini uses about 4 watts, and the VOIP phone uses about 5W. Should be no problem, right?

Unfortunately the 521ES has a limitation - it splits the 18W power budget based on the Advertised PoE class rather than actual draw.

The AP One mini advertises itself as a “Class 3” device, meaning it can use up to 15.4W. Unfortunately, this leads the 521ES switch to think that it doesn’t have any power left. End result: the swtich will only power 1 device.

Question: Since the AP One Mini (HW2) uses less than 5W, is there any way, in software, to tell it to advertise itself as a PoE class 2 device (max 7W)?

If this can’t be set in software you could use this as an alternative.

Thanks Jonathan, but I’m pretty sure most of those devices advertise themselves as Class 0 or Class 3. The product info says 12V @ 2A = 24W which is much higher than class 1 (4W) or Class 2 (7W).

If I could find one that was actually Class 2 that might work.

To follow up on this post, I eventually found a solution. By forcing both of the PoE ports on the switch to Class 2 (7W) max, I was eventually able to get both the Peplink AP One Mini and my VOIP phone working simultaneously.