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 WatchGuard AP power requirements

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What are the power requirements for WatchGuard AP models?
This table describes the power requirements for WatchGuard APs.
 
Device ModelWireless SpecificationPower Requirement (LAN)Limitations with 802.3af (PoE)
AP120802.11ac Wave 1802.3af (PoE)
PoE input voltage: 48V
Max: 10.1W
Min: 5.71W
Average: 7.52W
N/A
AP125802.11ac Wave 2802.3af (PoE)
PoE input voltage: 48V
Max: 12.95W
Min: 2.7W (idle)
Average: 11W
N/A
AP225W802.11ac Wave 2802.3af(PoE) / 802.3at(PoE+)
PoE input voltage: 48V
Max: 11.77W
Average: 8.3W
Min: 5.06W
N/A
AP320802.11ac Wave 1802.3af (PoE)
PoE input voltage: 48V
Max: 13.104W
Min: <8W
Average: 12.04W
N/A
AP322802.11ac Wave 1802.3at (PoE+)
PoE input voltage: 48V
Max: 19W
Min: 11W
Average: 16W
N/A
AP327X802.11ac Wave 2802.3at (PoE+)
PoE input voltage: 48V
Max: 19W
Min: 11W
Average: 16W
N/A
AP325802.11ac Wave 2802.3af(PoE) / 802.3at(PoE+)
PoE input voltage: 48V
Max: 802.3at (PoE+): 16W
Max: 802.3af (PoE): 12.95W
Max: DC power: 16W
Average: 13.8W
Min: 6.5W
In AP firmware 8.8.2 and higher, the AP325 can use 802.3af PoE with no loss in functionality.

In AP firmware  8.8.1 and lower, the use of 802.3af PoE results in limited feature functionality of the AP:
  • USB port and LAN2 port disabled
  • 2.4Ghz radio: 1x1 mode with 12 dBm transmit power or as set in device template.
  • 5 GHz radio: 2x2 mode with 12 dBm transmit power or as set in device template
  • Third scanning radio: 1x1 with 12 dBm transmit power. This results in degraded WIPS scanning performance and inability to prevent 2x2 or higher clients. 
AP420802.11ac Wave 2802.3af(PoE) / 802.3at(PoE+)
PoE input voltage: 48V
Max: 802.3at (PoE+): 21.5W
Max 802.3af (PoE): 12.95W
Max: DC power: 17.9W
Average: 16W
Min: 8.1W
  • USB port and LAN2 port disabled
  • 2.4Ghz radio: 1x1 mode with 15 dBm transmit power or as set in device template.
  • 5 GHz radio: 1x1 mode with 15 dBm transmit power or as set in device template
  • Third scanning radio: 1x1 with 15 dBm transmit power. This results in degraded WIPS scanning performance and inability to prevent 2x2 or higher clients.
About PoE+ power and LLDP
To make sure that LLDP-capable switches provide appropriate PoE+ power to WatchGuard APs that require PoE+ for full operation and capabilities:
  • You must enable LLDP on the switch 
  • Disable static allocation of maximum power of 30W (if previously configured)
To enable LLDP on a Cisco switch, type these commands:
Switch# configure terminal
Switch(config)# lldp run
Switch(config)# end

For more information, see WatchGuard APs and PoE+ power with switches and LLDP.