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Connecting Power to an AC-Powered MX960 Router with Normal-Capacity Power Supplies


Do not mix AC and DC power supply modules within the same device. Mixing currents can damage the device.

The AC appliance inlets are located in the chassis directly above the power supplies.

To connect the AC power cords to the router (see Figure 1):

  1. Locate the power cords shipped with the router, which should have a plug appropriate for your geographical location.
  2. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the other end of the strap to an ESD grounding point.
  3. Move the AC input switch, which is to the right of the appliance inlet on the chassis, to the off  (O) position.
  4. Connect the power cord into the appliance inlet located in the chassis directly above the AC power supply.
  5. Insert the power cord plug into an external AC power source receptacle.

    Each power supply must be connected to a dedicated AC power feed and a dedicated customer site circuit breaker. We recommend that you use a 15 A (250 VAC) minimum, or as required by local code.

  6. Dress the power cord appropriately. Verify that the power cord does not block the air exhaust and access to router components, or drape where people could trip on it.
  7. Repeat Step 3 through Step 6 for the remaining power supplies.
Figure 1: Connecting AC Power to the MX960 RouterConnecting AC Power to the MX960 Router