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Alarm Interface Controller Patch Panel Installation Guide
This guide describes how to install the alarm interface controller (AIC) patch panel and how to connect it to the AIC network module for Cisco 2600 series, Cisco 3640, and Cisco 3660 modular access routers and the Cisco MWR 1941-DC Mobile Wireless Edge Router. It contains the following sections:
Use this document with the documents listed in "Related Documents" section
The patch panel supplies power to the alarm circuits connected to an AIC network module, by means of a -48V DC circuit bridged to the alarm circuit. Current flows when the loop is closed by an alarm. The network module detects this current and sends a message to the network operating center.
There are two models of AIC patch panel:
•Product number AIC-SGL-PNL (see Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3) connects to a single AIC network module. It provides an interface between a bank of four Telco 50-pin connectors (for the Telco side) and a bank of four 50-pin SCSI II connectors (for the network module side).
•Product number AIC-DBL-PNL (see Figure 4, Figure 5, and Figure 6) connects to two AIC network modules. It provides an interface between two banks of four Telco 50-pin) connectors and two banks of four SCSI II connectors.
The AIC network module is shown in Figure 7.
Figure 1 AIC-SGL-PNL Patch Panel
Figure 2 AIC-SGL-PNL Patch Panel Dimensions and Front View
Figure 3 AIC-SGL-PNL Patch Panel, Rear View
Figure 4 AIC-DBL-PNL Patch Panel
Figure 5 AIC-DBL-PNL Patch Panel, Front View
Figure 6 AIC-DBL-PNL Patch Panel, Rear View
Figure 7 Alarm Interface Controller Network Module
Table 1 gives temperature specifications for the patch panel.
Table 1 Patch Panel Temperature Specifications
32 to 104 degrees F (0 to 40 degrees C)
-40 to 185 degrees F (-40 to 85 degrees C)
Read the following safety information before performing any installation or connection procedure.
Warning This unit is intended for installation in restricted access areas. A restricted access area is one where access can be gained by service personnel only through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security, and is controlled by the authority responsible for the location. To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device.
Warning To prevent bodily injury when mounting or servicing this unit in a rack, you must take special precautions to ensure that the system remains stable. The following guidelines are provided to ensure your safety:
•This unit should be mounted at the bottom of the rack if it is the only unit in the rack.
•When mounting this unit in a partially filled rack, load the rack from the bottom to the top with the heaviest component at the bottom of the rack.
•If the rack is provided with stabilizing devices, install the stabilizers before mounting or servicing the unit in the rack.
Warning This product relies on the building's installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that a UL Listed and Certified fuse or circuit breaker no larger than 60 VDC, 15 A is used on all current-carrying conductors. To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device.
Caution To prevent the patch panel from overheating, do not operate it in an area that exceeds the maximum recommended ambient temperature of 104°F (40°C). If installed in a closed or multiunit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than room ambient. To prevent airflow restriction, allow at least 6 in. (15 cm) of clearance around the ventilation openings.
Warning Damage to the AIC network module can occur if an alarm set for monitoring current is connected to a sensor for monitoring voltage. Make sure that your alarms are connected to the proper sensors. To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device.
Caution Connect the cable to the AIC before connecting it to the patch panel or other connection. Otherwise voltage could be present on the male pins which connect to the AIC.
Caution The signal I/O connections on this unit are intended only for connection to NEC/CEC Class 2 or equivalent circuit. This means that the voltages applied to I/O connections should not exceed
42.4 Vpk or 60 Vdc and it should be limited/fused power source. For more details on Class 2 circuits, refer to the National Electrical Code/Canadian Electrical Code. This does not apply to analog input/output terminal strip numbers 1-8 on the AIC-SGL-PNL patch panel.
Caution This unit is not intended for connection to exposed plant leads. Therefore, it should not be connected to circuit conductors, which extend beyond one building and are run so as to be subject to accidental contact with AC main conductors, or are exposed to lightning on interbuilding circuits on the same premises.
Caution The BAT terminal receives negative voltage, and the RET terminal receives positive voltage.
Caution All circuits in the patch panel are safety extra-low voltage (SELV) circuits. SELV circuits should be connected only to other SELV circuits.
Required Tools and Equipment
Installation might require some tools and equipment that are not provided as standard equipment with the router. Following are the tools and parts required for a typical installation:
•Number 2 Phillips screwdriver
•ESD-preventive wrist strap
Mounting the Patch Panel
You can mount the patch panel in a 19-inch rack using the built-in brackets.
Mounting the Strain Relief Bar
Figure 8 Inserting the Strain Relief Bar
Figure 9 Positioning the Strain Relief Bar
This section explains how to ground the patch panel and how to connect electrical power.
The patch panel comes with a grounding lug preinstalled. To ground the lug, follow these steps:
Step 1 Make sure that power to the patch panel is off, and that no cables are connected.
Warning Before performing any of the following procedures, ensure that power is removed from the DC circuit. 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 see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device.
Step 2 Remove the two outside 8-32 nuts attached to the patch panel chassis and and the grounding lug and put them aside (see Figure 10).
Figure 10 Grounding Lug
Step 3 Strip one end of an AWG 6 copper wire to expose approximately 0.75 in. (20 mm).
Step 4 Place the wire in the lug. Using a Panduit CT-720 crimp tool with die set CD-720-2, or the equivalent, crimp the lug until the wire is firmly in place, as shown in Figure 11.
Figure 11 Crimping the Lug Around the Wire
Step 5 Fit the grounding lug over the bolt posts on top of the two inside 8-32 nuts.
Step 6 Hand tighten the outside 8-32 nuts on the bolt posts on top of the grounding lug (see Figure 10).
Caution Do not overtorque the outside 8-32 nuts. The recommended torque is 15 ± 18 inch-lb.
Step 7 Connect the other end of the wire to a suitable grounding point.
Connecting Electrical Power
This section explains how to connect electrical power to the patch panel.
The AIC-SGL-PNL patch panel provides terminals for eight analog circuits. Power is provided to each monitored circuit by the IN terminal block on the back of the patch panel. Power is taken from each monitored circuit by the OUT terminal block located below the IN terminal block.
The AIC-SGL-PNL patch panel must also have -48 VDC connected to the first pair of terminals (port 0) on the IN terminal block. This voltage is independent of other feeds being monitored and is used to operate the detection circuits. The 500 mA fuse for port 0 is shown in Figure 12.
The AIC-DBL-PNL patch panel does not provide monitoring of analog circuits. This patch panel must have -48 VDC connected to the terminal block on the back of the patch panel.
Follow this procedure to wire the terminal block:
Warning Before connecting or disconnecting ground or power wires to the chassis, ensure that power is removed from the DC circuit. 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 see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device.
Step 1 Make sure that you have grounded the patch panel, as described in the"Grounding" section.
Step 2 Attach lugs to 14-AWG (1.5 mm2 cross section) copper wire or equivalent.
Step 3 If you are connecting an AIC-SGL-PNL patch panel, connect wires from the monitored analog circuits to terminal blocks 1 through 8 on the back panel. The BAT (negative) terminal is on the left and the RET (positive) terminal is on the right of each pair, as you look at the back of the patch panel. BAT and RET are also marked on the patch panel chassis. Labels identify the port numbers.
Step 4 Connect -48 VDC to port 0 on the back of the AIC-SGL-PNL patch panel, or to the terminal block on the back of the AIC-DBL-PNL patch panel. The BAT (negative) terminal is on the left and the RET (positive) terminal is on the right of each pair, as you look at the back of the patch panel. BAT and RET are also marked on the patch panel chassis. See Figure 12.
Figure 12 -48 VDC Connection
Warning When stranded wiring is required, use approved wiring terminations, such as closed-loop or spade-type with upturned lugs. These terminations should be the appropriate size for the wires and should clamp both the insulation and conductor. To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device.
Caution Do not overtorque the terminal block terminal block contact screws. The recommended torque is
8.2 ± 0.4 inch-lb.
Warning An exposed wire lead from a DC-input power source can conduct harmful levels of electricity. Be sure that no exposed portion of the DC-input power source wire extends from the terminal block plug. To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device.
Warning Secure all power cabling when installing this unit to avoid disturbing field-wiring connections. To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device.
Warning After reinstating the DC power, remove the tape from the circuit breaker switch handle and reinstate power by moving the handle of the circuit breaker to the ON position. To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device.
Connecting Network Cables
Patch panel connections to the AIC network module are shown schematically in Figure 13. The four connectors of each AIC network module connect to four input connectors on the patch panel. The output connectors of the patch panel are cabled to the customer's main distribution frame (MDF). The patch panel looks transparent to the AIC network module.
An AIC network module provides four interfaces using 50-pin SCSI II receptacles. To connect the
SCSI II connectors on the front of the patch panel to the network module, use cables that have male Micro DB-50 connectors at both ends, with all conductors straight-wired. A set of four eight-foot male-to-male SCSI II interface cables is orderable separately, product number CAB-AIC-008. Ports are numbered from right to left and from bottom to top, as labeled on the module's rear panel (see Figure 7).
To connect the Telco connectors on the back of the patch panel to the main distribution frame, use RJ-21 Telco connector serial cables (50-pin male).
Figure 14 shows connections from the AIC network module faceplate to a patch panel. Figure 15 shows connections to the AIC-SGL-PNL patch panel. Figure 16 shows connections to the AIC-DBL-PNL patch panel.
Figure 17 shows patch panel connections to the main distribution frame. These connections should be made with AWG 24 copper wire or equivalent.
Figure 13 AIC Network Module Connection Diagram
Figure 14 AIC Network Module Faceplate Connections
Figure 15 AIC Network Module Connected to the AIC-SGL-PNL Patch Panel
Figure 16 AIC Network Module Connected to the AIC-DBL-PNL Patch Panel
Figure 17 AIC-DBL-PNL Patch Panel Connected to MDF
Patch Panel LEDs
Each monitored analog circuit on the AIC-SGL-PNL patch panel has a green POWER IN LED and a green POWER OUT LED on the front of the patch panel. The POWER IN LED is on when voltage is present before the fuse. The POWER OUT LED is on when voltage is present after the fuse. See Figure 18.
Figure 18 Patch Panel LEDs and Fuses
Both models of patch panel have a green PANEL POWER LED on the back. This LED shows the status of the -48 VDC input used to operate the detection circuits.
Patch Panel Pinouts
Table 2 AIC-SGL-PNL Patch Panel Connector Pinouts
Telco Connector/Pinouts Connector 1 Connector 2 Connector 3 Connector 4
Alarm neg 26
Alarm neg 51
Control common 1
Alarm pos 1
Alarm pos 26
Alarm pos 51
Control N.O. 1
Alarm neg 2
Alarm neg 27
Alarm neg 52
Control common 2
Alarm pos 2
Alarm pos 27
Alarm pos 52
Control N.O. 2
Alarm neg 3
Alarm neg 28
Alarm neg 53
Control common 3
Alarm pos 3
Alarm pos 28
Alarm pos 53
Control N.O. 3
Alarm neg 4
Alarm neg 29
Alarm neg 54
Control common 4
Alarm pos 4
Alarm pos 29
Alarm pos 54
Control N.O. 4
Alarm neg 5
Alarm neg 30
Alarm neg 55
Control common 5
Alarm pos 5
Alarm pos 30
Alarm pos 55
Control N.O. 5
Alarm neg 6
Alarm neg 31
Alarm neg 56
Control common 6
Alarm pos 6
Alarm pos 31
Alarm pos 56
Control N.O. 6
Alarm neg 7
Alarm neg 32
See Table 3
Control common 7
Alarm pos 7
Alarm pos 32
See Table 3
Control N.O. 7
Alarm neg 8
Alarm neg 33
See Table 3
Control common 8
Alarm pos 8
Alarm pos 33
See Table 3
Control N.O. 8
Alarm neg 9
Alarm neg 34
See Table 3
Control common 9
Alarm pos 9
Alarm pos 34
See Table 3
Control N.O. 9
Alarm neg 10
Alarm neg 35
See Table 3
Control common 10
Alarm pos 10
Alarm pos 35
See Table 3
Control N.O. 10
Alarm neg 11
Alarm neg 36
See Table 3
Control common 11
Alarm pos 11
Alarm pos 36
See Table 3
Control N.O. 11
Alarm neg 12
Alarm neg 37
See Table 3
Control common 12
Alarm pos 12
Alarm pos 37
See Table 3
Control N.O. 12
Alarm neg 13
Alarm neg 38
See Table 3
Control common 13
Alarm pos 13
Alarm pos 38
See Table 3
Control N.O. 13
Alarm neg 14
Alarm neg 39
See Table 3
Control common 14
Alarm pos 14
Alarm pos 39
See Table 3
Control N.O. 14
Alarm neg 15
Alarm neg 40
Control common 15
Alarm pos 15
Alarm pos 40
Control N.O. 15
Alarm neg 16
Alarm neg 41
Control common 16
Alarm pos 16
Alarm pos 41
Control N.O. 16
Alarm neg 17
Alarm neg 42
Alarm pos 17
Alarm pos 42
Alarm neg 18
Alarm neg 43
Alarm pos 18
Alarm pos 43
Alarm neg 19
Alarm neg 44
Alarm pos 19
Alarm pos 44
Alarm neg 20
Alarm neg 45
Alarm pos 20
Alarm pos 45
Alarm neg 21
Alarm neg 46
Alarm pos 21
Alarm pos 46
Alarm neg 22
Alarm neg 47
Alarm pos 22
Alarm pos 47
Alarm neg 23
Alarm neg 48
Alarm pos 23
Alarm pos 48
Alarm neg 24
Alarm neg 49
Alarm pos 24
Alarm pos 49
Alarm neg 25
Alarm neg 50
Alarm pos 25
Alarm pos 50
For additional information, see the following documents:
•Cisco 2600 Series Hardware Installation Guide
•Cisco 3600 Series Hardware Installation Guide
•Cisco MWR 1941-DC Mobile Wireless Edge Router Hardware Installation Guide
•Cisco Network Module Hardware Installation Guide
•Software Configuration Guide for Cisco 3600 Series and Cisco 2600 Series Routers
•Cisco MWR 1941-DC Mobile Wireless Edge Router Software Configuration Guide
•Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco 2600 and Cisco 3600 Series
•Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco MWR 1941-DC Mobile Wireless Edge Router
•Quick Start Guide for your router
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