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Connect Power to a DC-Powered ACX500 Outdoor Router

To connect power to the DC-powered router, you need the following tools:

  • DC power cords for the ACX500 outdoor router (provided)
  • ESD grounding wrist strap

Note: Use the power cord that is provided with the ACX500 outdoor router. Using a power cord other than that is provided with the router can damage the power terminal.

Warning: You must ground the router before connecting the power cables.

  1. Locate the power cord that is provided with the router.
  2. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  3. Remove the screw cover cap protecting the power terminal on the faceplate. Figure 1 shows the location of the power terminal.
  4. Insert the appliance coupler terminal end of the power cord into the appliance inlet on the power supply. Ensure that the power cord terminal is connected properly.
  5. Insert the DC power cord plug to the power terminal on the router. Ensure that the power plug sits tight.

    Note: A DC-powered router need to connect with the outdoor DC power cord that is supplied with the router. To supply sufficient power, the DC input wiring on the facility DC source is capable of supplying at least 5 A @-48 VDC per input for each power supply. We recommend that the 48-VDC facility DC source should be equipped with a circuit breaker rated at 5 A @ -48 VDC minimum, or as required by local code.

  6. Tighten the power cord plug screw.

    The power cord plug screw prevents water and dust from entering the terminal.

  7. Dress and verify that the power cord does not block the access to router components, or drape where people could trip on it.
  8. Observe the system LED on the router. If an DC 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 procedure.

Modified: 2015-08-26