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ACX2000 Power System

ACX2000 and ACX2100 Power Overview

Both ACX2000 and ACX2100 routers are available as DC-powered models. The ACX2100 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 routers.

Table 1: Power Consumed by ACX2000 and ACX2100 Routers



Maximum power consumed by the router

52.8 W @-60V and 0.88A (ACX2100- DC)

62.3 W @264V and 0.236A (ACX2100-AC)

ACX2100 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)


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.

ACX2100 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.

ACX2000 and ACX2100 DC Power Specifications

The power supplies in DC-powered ACX2000 and ACX2100 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 ACX2100 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 ACX2100 router, we recommend that you connect both the power inputs to the same source. That is, connect both the DC power inputs of the ACX2100 router to the only available power supply. Doing so ensures that you get the maximum amount of hold-up time during a power failure.

ACX2000 and ACX2100 routers support a wide range of voltage ranges as shown in Table 4.

Table 4: DC Power Electrical Specifications



DC input voltages

  • 20 to 30 VDC

  • –39 to –56 VDC

  • –39 to –72 VDC

DC input currents

  • 10 A @ 24 VDC

  • 5 A @ –48 VDC

  • 4 A @ –60 VDC

Power supply output

110 W

PoE output

65 W per port at 54 V


We recommend that you provide at least 10.5 A @ 24 VDC and use a facility circuit breaker rated for 10 A minimum. Doing so enables you to operate the router in any configuration without upgrading the power infrastructure, and allows the router to function at full capacity using multiple power supplies.