Connecting Power to the Switch

An AC power cord is not included with the AC power supply. You can purchase AC power cords for use in the US and Canada from Extreme Networks or from your local supplier. The cord must meet the requirements listed in Power Cord Requirements for AC-Powered Switches and AC Power Supplies.

To turn on an Extreme Networks switch, do the following.

  1. For switches that are connected to AC power, connect the power cord to the AC power input socket on the switch (or power supply) and to an AC power outlet.
  2. For switches that are connected to DC power, do the following:
    1. Verify that the DC circuit is de-energized.
    2. Identify the grounding lug on the rear of the switch.
      The grounding lug is identified by the international symbol for earth ground:
    3. Connect the spade terminal end of the ground wire to the grounding lug with the M4x0.7 screw provided. Connect the other end to a reliable earth ground.
      Use stranded copper wire, sized between 14 AWG and 6 AWG.
    4. Using a cross-head (Phillips) torque screwdriver, tighten the retaining screw to 20 in‑lb (2.25 N m).
    5. Connect the DC power input cables to the DC input terminal block on the rear of the switch.
    6. Energize the circuit.
  3. If applicable, attach the cable from your redundant power supply (RPS) into the switch‘s redundant power supply receptacle.
  4. When power is connected, verify that the PSU LED and RPS LED (if applicable) turns green.

When both LEDs have turned green, follow the instructions in Connecting Network Interface Cables.

If the PSU and RPS LEDs do not turn green, see the Switch LEDs topic for your switch model (in the ExtremeSwitching Switches section) for troubleshooting information.