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AC Power Cord Specifications for the MX960 Router


Each normal capacity AC power supply has a single AC appliance inlet located in the chassis directly above the power supply that requires a dedicated AC power feed and each high-capacity AC PEM accepts two AC feeds in two unique AC receptacles. Most sites distribute power through a main conduit that leads to frame-mounted power distribution panels, one of which can be located at the top of the rack that houses the router. An AC power cord connects each power supply to the power distribution panel.

You can order detachable AC power cords, each approximately 8 ft (2.5 m) long that supply AC power to the router. The C19 appliance coupler at the female end of the cord inserts into the AC appliance inlet coupler, type C20 (right angle) as described by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard 60320. The plug at the male end of the power cord fits into the power source receptacle that is standard for your geographical location. If you want to use two AC feeds, two power cords are needed for each HC AC power supply. For more information about AC power supplies, see MX960 AC Power Supply Description .

Table 1 provides specifications and Figure 1 depicts the plug on the AC power cord provided for each country or region.

Table 1: AC Power Cord Specifications


Electrical Specification

Plug Type


240 VAC, 50 Hz AC



220 VAC, 50 Hz AC


Europe (except Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, and United Kingdom)

220 or 230 VAC, 50 Hz AC

CEE 7/7


230 VAC, 50 Hz AC

CEI 23-16/VII


220 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz AC


North America

250 VAC, 60 Hz AC


United Kingdom

240 VAC, 50 Hz AC


Figure 1: AC Plug Types
AC Plug Types

The AC power cord for the router is intended for use with the router only and not for any other use.


Translation from Japanese: The attached power cable is only for this product. Do not use the cable for another product.


In North America, AC power cords must not exceed 4.5 m (approximately 14.75 ft) in length, to comply with National Electrical Code (NEC) Sections 400-8 (NFPA 75, 5-2.2) and 210-52, and Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) Section 4-010(3). You can order AC power cords that are in compliance.


The router is a pluggable type A equipment installed in restricted access location. It has a separate protective earthing terminal (Metric [–M6] and English [–¼-20] screw ground lugs) provided on the chassis in addition to the grounding pin of the power supply cord. This separate protective earth terminal must be permanently connected to earth.


Power cords and cables must not block access to device components or drape where people could trip on them.