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ACX1000 and ACX1100 Power System

ACX1000 and ACX1100 Power Overview

Both ACX1000 and ACX1100 routers are available as DC-powered models. The ACX1100 router is also available as an AC-powered model. The power supply in the router is built along the front panel of the chassis, with the DC power terminals or AC inlets on the front to connect power to the router.

Table 1 lists the power consumed by the ACX1000 and ACX1100 router.

Table 1: Maximum Power Consumed by ACX1000 and ACX1100 Routers




39.4 W @-48V and 0.82A


38 W @-264V and 0.144A


37.2 W @-60V and 0.62A

ACX1100 AC Power Specifications

Table 2 lists the AC power system electrical specifications.

Table 2: AC Power System Electrical Specifications



AC input voltage

Operating range: 100 to 240 VAC

AC input line frequency

50 to 60 Hz (nominal)

AC system current rating

2 A (100 VAC) or 1 A (240 VAC)

AC system input power

85 W

Maximum AC power supply output

70 W


We recommend that you use a dedicated customer site circuit breaker rated for 2 A (100 VAC) or 1 A (240 VAC), or as required by local code. Doing so enables you to operate the router in any configuration without upgrading the power infrastructure.

ACX1100 AC Power Cord Specifications

Each AC power supply has a single AC appliance inlet that requires a dedicated AC power feed. 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 C15 appliance coupler end of the cord, as described by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard 60320, inserts into the AC appliance inlet coupler. The plug end of the power cord fits into the power source receptacle that is standard for your geographic location.

Table 3 provides specifications on the AC power cord provided for each country or region.

Table 3: AC Power Cord Specifications


Model Number

Electrical Specification

Plug Type

Design Standard



250 VAC, 10 A, 50 Hz


AS/NZZS 3112-2000



250 VAC, 10 A, 50 Hz


GB2099, GB1002

Europe (except Italy, Switzerland, and United Kingdom)


250 VAC, 10 A, 50 Hz





250 VAC, 10 A, 50 Hz


CEI 23–16



125 VAC, 15 A, 50 Hz or 60 Hz


JIS 8303



250 VAC, 10 A, 50 Hz





250 VAC, 10 A, 50 Hz


SEV 1011 / 6534-2

North America


125 VAC, 13 A, 60 Hz


NEMA 5-15

United Kingdom


250 VAC, 10 A, 50 Hz


BS 1363/A


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


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


In North America, AC power cords must not exceed approximately 14.75 ft (4.5 m) 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.


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

ACX1000 and ACX1100 DC Power Specifications

The power supplies in ACX1000 and ACX1100 routers are built in along the front left panel of the chassis with DC power terminals to connect power to the router. The power supplies are labeled PS0 and PS1.

When the ACX1100 router are operating normally and both power supplies are switched on, load sharing between them occurs automatically. When one power supply fails or is turned off, the other power supply immediately assumes the entire electrical load for the system. A single power supply can provide full power for as long as the router is operational.


When only one power supply is available on an ACX1100 router, we recommend that you connect both the power inputs to the same source. That is, connect both the DC power inputs of the ACX1100 router to the only available power supply. Doing so ensures that you get the maximum amount of hold-up time during a power failure.

ACX1000 and ACX1100 routers support a wide range of voltage ranges as shown in Table 4.

Table 4: DC Power Electrical Specifications


Specification (ACX1000)

Specification (ACX1100)

DC input voltages

  • 20 to 30 VDC

  • –39 to –56 VDC

  • –39 to –72 VDC

  • 20 to 30 VDC

  • –39 to –56 VDC

  • –39 to –72 VDC

DC input currents

  • 1.45 A @ 24 VDC

  • 0.82 A @ –48 VDC

  • 0.61 A @ –60 VDC

  • 1.3 A @ 24 VDC

  • 0.76 A @ –48 VDC

  • 0.6 A @ –60 VDC

Maximum Input Power

36.6 W @-60 V and 0.61 A

37.2 W @-60 V and 0.62 A