power-over-ethernet assigned-class


power-over-ethernet assigned-class {3 | 4 | 6}

no power-over-ethernet assigned-class


Limit PoE power based on the assigned class. When an user assigns a maximum class to an interface, the PSE will limit the maximum power delivered to the PD up to a total power draw not exceeding the PSE assigned-class power. Power demotion occurs when a PD requested class is higher than the PSE assigned class, permitting the PD to receive power and operate in a reduced power mode. The default assigned class is 6 for 2-pair capable PSE and 6 for 4-pair capable PSE.

The no form of this command resets the action to default.

Command context



Administrators or local user group members with execution rights for this command.


Setting PoE assigned class:

switch(config)# interface 1/1/1
switch(config-if)# power-over-ethernet assigned-class 4

Resetting PoE assigned class to default:

switch(config-if)# no power-over-ethernet assigned-class 4