Waveshare PoE HAT (G) is a compact 25W PoE HAT+ for the Raspberry Pi 5

Waveshare PoE HAT (G) is a compact, easy-to-assemble “mini HAT” designed especially for the Raspberry Pi 5. The most unique thing about this PoE HAT+ is that Waveshare designed it so compact that it could fit in the stock Raspberry Pi case with the cooling fan attached. It supports the IEEE 802.3af/at network standard, delivering up to 5V/5A power output. Other features of the HAT+ include a 40-pin GPIO header, a non-isolated switched-mode power supply, and compatibility with 803.3af/at PoE routers or switches. This makes it ideal for remote monitoring, IoT applications, and networked devices.

After the Raspberry Pi 5 was released in the last quarter of 2023, we saw Waveshare launch the PoE HAT (F), which also doubled as a cooling solution and followed the official Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT introduced in 2021. Both modules are compatible with 802.3at (aka PoE+) and 802.3af standards and support up to 25.5 Watts input. In another development, we have seen N-Fuse design a PoE HAT for the Raspberry Pi 5 SBC that also serves as a PCIe expansion board.

Waveshare PoE HAT (G)

Waveshare PoE HAT (G) specifications

  • Compatibility – Raspberry Pi 5
  • PoE (Power Over Ethernet)
    • IEEE 802.3af/at-compliant
    • Input voltage – 37V – 57V DC input
    • Output – GPIO header – 5V/5A max
  • Design – Compact and easy to assemble; fits into the Raspberry Pi 5 official case
  • Power Supply – MP9928 buck converter which is a non-isolated switched-mode power supply IC
  • Dimensions – 64.98 x 56.5 mm


The company mentions that the HAT is compatible with the official Raspberry Pi 5 case, even with the cooling fan attached. They provide an installation guide that looks very straightforward. First, you need to place the Pi 5 at the bottom of the case and screw in three brass standoffs to secure the Pi 5 to the case. Next, you can just put the HAT in place and screw it tight from the top part of the case. Then, the fan holder should easily connect, and finally, you can attach the top part of the case to complete the assembly process.

PoE HAT G assembly

Now you simply need to connect the Raspberry Pi 5’s Ethernet jack to an 802at-compliant router or switch to get both power and network connectivity. Check out Waveshare’s Wiki page for more information.

The Waveshare PoE HAT (G) can be purchased from Aliexpress for $25.99 and $17.61 depending on the selected store, and on Amazon for $23.99. Alternatively, you can get the PoE HAT directly from the Waveshare Store for $15.99 but the Waveshare price does not include shipping.

PoE HAT G dimensions

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