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5. Installation

5.1 Configuration

Place the repeater with the CATx/fiber connectors on the left and the fiber connectors on the right. The main printed circuit board will look like Figure 5.

Figure 5. Installation.

5.1.1 Operating Mode, Repeater or Cross Repeater

To change the operating mode from repeater to cross repeater or vice versa, install optical transceivers and reconfigure the repeater.

Table 2. Repeater or cross repeater configuration.

Operating Mode

JP1

JP A B

Repeater or cross repeater

CATx/fiber cross repeater

5.1.2Operating Mode, Dual-HeadCross Repeater

Table 3. Dual-headcross repeater configuration.

Operating Mode

JP1

JP A B

Repeater or cross repeater

CATx/fiber cross repeater

5.2 Installation Instructions

Attach connectors marked with “A” to cables that link to a local unit. Attach connectors marked with “B” to cables that link to a remote unit.

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5.2.1 CATx or Fiber Repeater, Multimode/ Single-ModeCross Repeater

Connect the local device via CATx (or fiber) Connector A and connect the remote device via CATx (or fiber) Connector B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Device

Repeater

Local Device

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 6. Cross repeater example.

5.2.2 CATx/Cross Repeater

Connect the local device via CATx (or fiber) Connector A. Connect Fiber Connector B to Fiber Connector A on the second repeater. Connect the remote device via CATx (or fiber) Connector B.

Repeater Local

Device

CATx

Fiber

Remote

Device Repeater

CATx

Figure 7. CATx/Cross repeater sample.

5.2.3 Dual-HeadCross-Repeater

Connect the local device’s CATx port via the connector marked “Cross Repeater Local CATx.” Connect the remote device’s CATx port via the connector marked “Cross Repeater Remote CATx.”

Repeater

Local

Device

 

 

CATx

Fiber

 

Remote

Device Repeater

CATx

Figure 8. Dual-headcross repeater application.

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June 2010

ACX1000

ACX1000-MS

ACX1000-MMACX1000-DM

 

ACX1000-CM

Repeaters and Cross Repeaters

Use fiber to extend the distance between two CATx devices.

 

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1. Quick Setup

This section briefly describes how to install your Repeater or Cross Repeater. Unless you are an experienced user, we recommend that you follow the procedures described in the rest of this guide.

2. Installation

For first-timeusers, we recommend that you carry out a test placement, confined to a single room, before installing it fully. This will enable you to identify and solve any cabling problems, and experiment with the Repeater/Cross Repeater more conveniently.

2.1 What’s Included

Your package should include the following items. If anything is missing or damaged, contact Black Box Technical Support at 724-746-5500or info@blackbox.com.

Repeater/Cross Repeater

5-VDCuniversal power supply

U.S. power cord

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2.2 System Setup

To install your Repeater/Cross Repeater:

1.Switch off all devices.

2.Connect the interconnect cable to the local device’s interconnect socket and the repeater/cross repeater.

3.Connect the interconnect cable to the remote device’s interconnect socket and the repeater/cross repeater.

4.Connect the 5-VDCpower supply to the repeater.

NOTE: Use only the power supply that you received with this unit or a manufacturer-approvedreplacement.

3. Hardware Description

3.1 Device Views

Figure 1. Repeater/cross repeater CATx view.

Figure 2. Repeater/cross repeater fiber view.

3.2 Diagnostics

Each repeater/cross repeater has three LED indicators: Power, Data Error, and Link Status. The Power LED is next to the power socket.

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Figure 3. Diagnostic LEDs on the repeater/ cross repeater.

Table 1. LED indicators and their functions.

LED

Setting

Description

Power (red)

Off

Device not ready

 

On

Device ready

Link Status

Blinking

No interconnect

(green)

 

connection via CATx

 

 

or fiber cable

 

On

Device ready

Data Error (green)

 

Not used

4. Service Setup

For most applications, you won’t need to make any adjustments to set up your repeater/cross repeater.

For some applications, you may need to open the repeater. Unscrew the UNC-typescrews on both sides of the monitor connections. Put the lower and upper shells of the case aside.

Figure 4. Removing the screws.

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