I'm in the middle of installing a new Shoretel phone system and I'm trying to power the phones with 3560 switches. In several of my locations, when I plug in a Poe device, Shoretel phone or linksys switch, I receive no power from the switch. I have a Poe tester that I use to test the port and that comes on immediately when I plug it into the network drop. After I plug in the tester I can then plug in the phone or other Poe device and it works correctly. I'm pretty sure it has to do with older cabling int the walls because new drops do not have this problem or if I plug the Poe device into the switch with just a patch cable it comes on like it is supposed to. My question is this, can I use the power inline static command on the ports I want to be enabled for phones to make sure power is always on? Also, can I use the power inline consumption command in conjunction with the static command to make that port only provide 7.0 instead of the full amount? We have 48 port switches so it is not possible to provide full power to all ports like the static command tries to do.