Power Consumption for a DC-Powered MX960 Router

We recommend that you provision at least 116 A (58 A per feed) @ –48 VDC (nominal) for the system when using normal capacity power supplies and 208 A (104A per supply) @ -48 VDC (nominal) for the system when using high capacity power supplies.

If you do not plan to provision the maximal power to the system, you can use the information in Table 38 and Table 39 to calculate the power consumption @ –48 VDC and thermal output for your hardware configuration.

Table 39 lists the power requirements for base DC-powered routers operating under typical voltage conditions and includes nonredundant and redundant power supply configurations.

Note: The base DC-powered router includes the midplane, craft interface, and fan trays running at normal speed.

Table 38: DC Base Router Power Requirements

DC Power Supply Configuration

Power Requirement (Watts)

Current Requirement (Amps @ –48 VDC)

Nonredundant DC configuration includes two DC power supplies, the midplane, craft interface, and fan trays running at normal speed.

450 W (approximate)

8.3 A (approximate)

Redundant DC configuration includes four DC power supplies, the midplane, craft interface, and fan trays running at normal speed.

450 W (approximate)

8.3 A (approximate)

Table 39: Component DC Power Requirements

Component

Power Requirement (Watts)

Current Requirement (Amps @ –48 VDC)

SCB

150 W

3.1 A

Routing Engine

90 W

1.9 A

Cooling system (full speed – normal speed)

600 W – 450 W = 150 W

4.2 A

High-capacity cooling system (Full speed - normal speed)

640 W - 450 W = 190 W

5.0 A

DPC—Generalized typical value

312 W

6.5 A

DPC—Generalized maximum value

365 W

7.6 A

FPC2 (without PICs)

110 W

2.3 A

FPC3 (without PICs)

180 W

3.8 A

MPC (fixed configuration)

440 W

9.17 A

MPC (without MICs)

294 W

6.13 A

These examples use generalized values for DPCs. For exact DPC, MPC, MIC, and PIC power requirements, see the MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers Line Card Guide PDF Document.

Typical power consumption for DC-powered routers:

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