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Connecting an MX2000 DC Router Power Distribution Module (-48 V) Cable

 
Warning

Before performing DC power procedures, disconnect all power sources. To ensure that all power is OFF, locate the circuit breaker on the panel board that services the DC circuit, switch the circuit breaker to the OFF position, and tape the switch handle of the circuit breaker in the OFF position.

To connect a power cable for a DC PDM:

  1. Locate a replacement power cable that meets the specifications defined in MX2000 Router DC Power Subsystem Electrical Specifications.
  2. Verify that a licensed electrician has attached a cable lug to the replacement power cable.
  3. Verify that the –48V LED is off.
  4. Secure the power cable lug to the terminal studs, first with the flat washer, then the split washer, and finally with the nut. Apply between 23 lb-in. (2.6 Nm) and 25 lb-in. (2.8 Nm) of torque to each nut (see Figure 1). Do not overtighten the nut. (Use a 7/16-in. [11 mm)] torque-controlled driver or socket wrench.)
    1. Attach the positive (+) DC source power cable lug to the RTN (return) terminal.

    2. Attach the negative (–) DC source power cable lug to the –48V (input) terminal.

      Figure 1: Connecting Power Cables to the DC Power Distribution Module (-48 V)
      Connecting
Power Cables to the DC Power Distribution Module (-48 V)
    Caution

    Ensure that each power cable lug seats flush against the surface of the terminal block as you are tightening the nuts. Ensure that each nut is properly threaded onto the terminal stud. The nut should be able to spin freely with your fingers when it is first placed onto the terminal stud. Applying installation torque to the nut when the nut is improperly threaded may result in damage to the terminal stud.

    Caution

    The maximum torque rating of the terminal studs on the DC PDM is 25 lb-in. (33.89 Nm). The terminal studs may be damaged if excessive torque is applied. Use only a torque-controlled driver or socket wrench to tighten nuts on the DC PDM terminal studs.

    Caution

    You must ensure that power connections maintain the proper polarity. The power source cables might be labeled (+) and (-) to indicate their polarity. There is no standard color coding for DC power cables. The color coding used by the external DC power source at your site determines the color coding for the leads on the power cables that attach to the terminal studs on each power supply.

    Note

    The DC PDMs in slots PDM0/Input0, PDM2/Input0, (and PDM1/Input1, and PDM3/Input1 on MX2020 Routers) can be powered by dedicated power feeds derived from feed A, or feed B. This configuration provides the commonly deployed A/B feed redundancy for the system to balance the power draw. For information about connecting to DC power sources, see MX2000 Router DC Power Subsystem Electrical Specifications.

    Note

    Make sure the amperage switch is set to 60 A or 80 A to match the DC circuit input feed.

  5. Route the positive and negative DC power cables through the plastic cable restraint cover. Make sure that the cable does not touch or obstruct any router components.
  6. Verify that the power cabling is correct, that the cables are not touching, and that they do not block access to router components or drape where people could trip on them.
  7. Attach the power cable to the DC power source.
  8. Switch on the dedicated customer site circuit breaker.
  9. On each of the DC power input sources, switch the DC circuit breaker to the center position before moving it to the ON position.Note

    The circuit breaker may bounce back to the off position if you move the breaker too quickly.

  10. Verify that the –48V LED on the PDM is lit steadily.
  11. On each of the DC power input sources, switch the DC circuit breaker to the center position before moving it to the ON position. Note

    The circuit breaker may bounce back to the OFF position if you move the breaker too quickly.

  12. Observe the status LEDs on the PDM faceplate. If the PDM is correctly installed and functioning normally, the –48V LEDs light green steadily.