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Powering options

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

The M4 has built-in PoE circuitry. No additional power supply is required. This is the recommended option.

USB-C port of your laptop

WLAN Pi M4 can also be powered by USB-C port of your laptop using USB-C to USB-C cable.
Some older laptops might not be able to provide enough power via USB. Please double-check.
USB-C to USB-C cable

Apple USB-C PD MacBook chargers

While some MacBook USC-C chargers will charge the M4, some won't.
Supported USB-C Apple MacBook 60W charger
This USB-C Apple won't work

Power Distribution (PD) charger

A standard 5V USB-C PD charger is the best option.

Warning

Please do NOT use non-PD power supplies with USB-C connector, that are not rated at 5V. Doing so will result in a magic smoke escape. We've tested that, so that you don't have to.
Incompatible 12V non-USB-PD power supply that fried our M4 unit
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Power over Ethernet (PoE)
USB-C port of your laptop
Apple USB-C PD MacBook chargers
Power Distribution (PD) charger
Warning