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SRX550 Services Gateway Electrical Wiring Guidelines

 

Table 1 describes the factors you must consider while planning the electrical wiring for the SRX550 Services Gateway at your site.

Caution

It is particularly important to provide a properly grounded and shielded environment and to use electrical surge-suppression devices.

Table 1: Site Electrical Wiring Guidelines for the SRX550 Services Gateway

Site Wiring Factor

Guideline

Signaling limitations

To ensure that signaling functions optimally:

  • Install wires correctly.

    Improperly installed wires can emit radio interference.

  • Do not exceed the recommended distances or pass wires between buildings.

    The potential for damage from lightning strikes increases if wires exceed recommended distances or if wires pass between buildings.

  • Shield all conductors.

    The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) caused by lightning can damage unshielded conductors and destroy electronic devices.

Radio frequency interference (RFI)

To reduce or eliminate the emission of RFI from your site wiring:

  • Use twisted-pair cable with a good distribution of grounding conductors.

  • Use a high-quality twisted-pair cable with one ground conductor for each data signal when applicable, if you must exceed the recommended distances.

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

Provide a properly grounded and shielded environment and use electrical surge-suppression devices.

Strong sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI) can cause the following damage:

  • Destroy the signal drivers and receivers in the device.

  • Conduct power surges over the lines into the equipment, resulting in an electrical hazard.

Tip: If your site is susceptible to problems with EMC, particularly from lightning or radio transmitters, you might want to seek expert advice.

Caution

Some ports are designed for use as intrabuilding interfaces only (Type 2 or Type 4 ports, the battery return connection is to be treated as an Isolated DC return (that is, DC-I), as defined in GR-1089-CORE) and require isolation from the exposed OSP cabling. To comply the NEBS requirements and protect against lightening surges and commercial power disturbances, the intrabuilding port(s) of the device MUST NOT be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the OSP or its wiring. The intrabuilding port(s) of the device is suitable for connection to intrabuilding or unexposed wiring or cabling only. The addition of primary protectors is not sufficient protection to connect these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.