Grounding Cable and Lug Specifications for a QFX3008-I Interconnect Device

 

The QFX3008-I Interconnect device must be adequately grounded before power is connected to ensure proper operation and to meet safety and electromagnetic interference (EMI) requirements. To ground a QFX3008-I Interconnect device, connect a grounding cable to earth ground and then attach it to the chassis grounding points.

Warning

The device is pluggable type A equipment installed in a restricted-access location. It has a separate protective earthing terminal provided on the chassis in addition to the grounding pin of the power supply cord. This separate protective earthing terminal must be permanently connected to earth ground for installations that require a separate grounding conductor to the chassis.

Caution

Before device installation begins, a licensed electrician must attach a cable lug to the grounding cables that you supply. A cable with an incorrectly attached lug can damage the device.

Before connecting the device to earth ground, review the following information:

  • Two pairs of threaded inserts (PEM nuts) are provided on the QFX3008-I Interconnect device for connecting the device to earth ground. The first pair is sized for M6 screws and is located below the wiring tray on the bottom left corner at the rear of the chassis. The second pair is sized for UNC ¼-20 screws and is located below the second wiring tray on the bottom right corner at the rear of the chassis. The grounding points are spaced at 0.625 in. (15.86 mm). UNC ¼-20 screws with washers are provided in the accessory kit.

  • The grounding lug required is a Panduit LCD2-14A-Q or equivalent. This grounding lug is provided in the accessory kit.

  • The grounding cable that you provide for a QFX3008-I Interconnect device must be 2 AWG (33.6 mm2), minimum 60° C wire, or as permitted by the local code.

Note

Only one of the two protective earthing terminals needs to be permanently connected to earth ground.