Step 5: Connect Power to the ACX2200 Router
Depending on your configuration, your router uses either AC or DC power supplies. Perform the appropriate procedures for each power supply in your router.
You must ground the router before connecting the power cables.
Connect AC Power to an AC-Powered ACX2200 Series Router
To connect power to the AC-powered router, you need the following tools:
AC power cords
- Locate the power cords, which should have a plug appropriate for your geographical location. See the ACX2200 Universal Metro Routers Hardware Guide.
- Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist, and connect the other end of the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
- Insert the appliance coupler end of the power cord into the appliance inlet on the power supply.
- Insert the power cord plug into an external AC power source
Each power supply must be connected to a dedicated AC power feed and a dedicated customer site circuit breaker. We recommend that you use a dedicated customer site circuit breaker rated for 2 A (100 VAC) or 1 A (240 VAC), or as required by local code.
- Dress the power cord appropriately. Verify that the power cord does not block the air exhaust and access to router components, or drape where people could trip on it.
- Repeat Step 1 through Step 5 for the remaining power supplies.
- Observe the system LED on the router. If an AC power supply
is functioning normally, the system LED lights green steadily.
If the system LED is not lit, the power supply is not functioning normally. Repeat the cabling procedures.
Connect DC Power to a DC-Powered ACX2200 Router
To connect power to the DC-powered router, you need the following tools:
Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2
ESD grounding wrist strap
M3 screws and flat washers
DC power source cables, minimum 14 AWG or as required by local code (not provided)
Ring lugs, Molex 190700067 or equivalent (not provided)
The DC power supply has four terminals on the front panel, covered by a clear plastic cover.
You must ground the router before connecting the DC power cables.
Table 1: ACX2200 DC Power System Input Voltage
Operating range: +18 to +30 VDC
Operating range: –39 to –56 VDC
Operating range: –39 to –72 VDC
- Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis. For more information about ESD, see the ACX2200 Universal Metro Routers Hardware Guide.
- Switch off the dedicated customer site circuit breakers. Ensure that the voltage across the DC power source cable leads is 0 V and that there is no chance that the cable leads might become active during installation.
- Remove the clear plastic cover protecting the terminal on the faceplate.
- Verify that the DC power cables are correctly labeled
before making connections to the power supply. In a typical power
distribution scheme where the return is connected to chassis ground
at the battery plant, you can use a multimeter to verify the resistance
of the –48V and return DC cables to chassis ground:
For –48V and –60V:
The cable with very large resistance (indicating an open circuit) to chassis ground is the DC input cable (
The cable with very low resistance (indicating a closed circuit) to chassis ground is the return cable (
The cable with very low resistance (indicating a closed circuit) to chassis ground is the DC input cable (
The cable with very large resistance (indicating an open circuit) to chassis ground is the return cable (
- Remove the screws and flat washers from the terminals.
- Secure each power cable lug to the terminal with the flat
washers and screw (see Figure 9). Apply between 8 lb-in. (0.9 Nm) and 9 lb-in. (1.02 Nm)
of torque to each screw. Do not overtighten the screw. (Use a number
2 Phillips screwdriver.)
Secure the positive DC source power cable lug to the return (
Secure the negative DC source power cable lug to the input (
Ensure that each power cable lug seats flush against the surface of the terminal block as you are tightening the screws. Ensure that each screw is properly threaded into the terminal. Applying installation torque to the screw when the screw is improperly threaded may result in damage to the terminal.
The maximum torque rating of the terminal screws on the DC power supply is 9 lb-in. (1.02 Nm). The terminal screws may be damaged if excessive torque is applied. Use only a torque-controlled driver to tighten screws on the DC power supply terminals. Use an appropriately sized driver, with a maximum torque capacity of 9 lb-in. or less. Ensure that the driver is undamaged and properly calibrated and that you have been trained in its use. You may wish to use a driver that is designed to prevent overtorque when the preset torque level is achieved.
- Replace the clear plastic cover over the terminals on the faceplate.
- Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to an approved site ESD grounding point. See the instructions for your site.
- Connect each DC power cable to the appropriate external
DC power source.
For information about connecting to external DC power sources, see the instructions for your site.
- Switch on the external circuit breakers to provide voltage to the DC power source cable leads. Observe the system LED on front of the router. If the DC power cable is correctly installed and functioning normally, the system LED lights green steadily. If the system LED is not lit, the power supply is not functioning normally. Repeat the installation and cabling procedures.