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MS250 Power Cord options

Hi Guys!

Just want to know your inputs with regards to my inquiry.

As per checking the data sheet of MS, these are the only compatible power cables for MS250-48FPS

MA-PWR-CORD-US
MA-PWR-CORD-EU
MA-PWR-CORD-UK
MA-PWR-CORD-AU

However, what I'm trying to look at is the equivalent of CAB-C13-CBN.

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Is it possible to use other power cord (from Cisco Catalyst switches) instead of using Meraki provided power cords (since there are no options for this)?




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Re: MS250 Power Cord options

The C15 is a standard power connector, it differs from the C13 in the temperature rating.  The C13 (without the notch) are only rated for 70 °C, while the C15 (with the notch) is rated for 150 °C.  Since the heat exhaust in most PoE switches is the back of the power supply where the power cord connects, it can get quite warm there.  Both connectors are rated at the same amperage (10A) and voltage (up to 250V).

 

Here is the Wikipedia article, in case anyone wants to go down that rabbit hole:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60320

 

You can source the cables from anywhere, we've been using Tripp Lite cables because they are available in multiple colors, so you can color code them based on what phase they are supplied from.

https://www.tripplite.com/heavy-duty-computer-power-cord-iec-320-c14-to-iec-320-c15-6-ft~P018006

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Re: MS250 Power Cord options

I don't see why not.  The only consideration might be to make sure you select a proper, heavy gauge and not a cheap cable from a questionable source.

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Also, with the power supply of MS250-48FPS, what is the legit image for MA-PWR-1025WAC?

Is it A or B?

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So I can check if Cab-C13-CBN or CAB-C15-CBN is the appropriate cable that I can offer (IF and only if other power cords are compatible with Meraki PSU)

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Re: MS250 Power Cord options

Yes spankym. What I'm planning is to order the Catalyst power cord.

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Re: MS250 Power Cord options

I know that Meraki uses cords with a notch in them on the MS350s but I think the catalyst line uses notched cords too

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Re: MS250 Power Cord options

If that's the case then CAB-C15-CBN power cord will do I guess.

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Re: MS250 Power Cord options

This is one of my bug bears about keyed power cords, you either spend $20 on the genuine cords or have to source a cheaper alternative. 

 

Why they dont allow you to use standard power cords I have no idea. 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
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Re: MS250 Power Cord options

@CBMontesclaros is this what you are after?

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cisco-CAB-C15-CBN-Standard-Power-Cord/dp/B001B2RY4Q

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
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Re: MS250 Power Cord options

The C15 is a standard power connector, it differs from the C13 in the temperature rating.  The C13 (without the notch) are only rated for 70 °C, while the C15 (with the notch) is rated for 150 °C.  Since the heat exhaust in most PoE switches is the back of the power supply where the power cord connects, it can get quite warm there.  Both connectors are rated at the same amperage (10A) and voltage (up to 250V).

 

Here is the Wikipedia article, in case anyone wants to go down that rabbit hole:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60320

 

You can source the cables from anywhere, we've been using Tripp Lite cables because they are available in multiple colors, so you can color code them based on what phase they are supplied from.

https://www.tripplite.com/heavy-duty-computer-power-cord-iec-320-c14-to-iec-320-c15-6-ft~P018006

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Re: MS250 Power Cord options

Yes Blake, that's the cable they need since the power supply has a notch on its socket.

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Re: MS250 Power Cord options

Thanks for your input RichG!

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