PA-7000 Series Power Configuration Options

This topic describes power configuration options for PA-7000 Series firewalls.
  • PA-7050 firewall—
    Ships with either four AC or four DC power supplies preinstalled in the front power supply slots; you can change the power type (AC or DC) in the field.
    • AC—
      The AC power inlets and switches are located on the back of the chassis. The Power Entry Module (PEM) on the back of the chassis is not field serviceable.
    • DC—
      The DC power connections are located at the front of the DC power supplies (DC power cables are provided). The back AC power inlets and switches are disabled. You must cover the back inlets and switches using the cover plate (provided) as shown in PA-7050 Back Panel (DC).
  • PA-7080 firewall—
    Ships with either four AC or four DC power supplies preinstalled in the front power supply slots; you cannot change the power type (AC or DC) in the field. However, you can install up to four additional power supplies.
    • AC—
      The AC power inlets and switches are located on the back of the chassis. The Power Entry Modules (PEMs) on the back of the chassis are not field serviceable.
    • DC—
      The DC power connections are located at the back of the chassis and cable lugs, star washers, and lug nuts are provided but the DC power cables are not. The Power Entry Modules (PEMs) on the back of the chassis are field serviceable (see Replace a PA-7080 DC PEM).
The following image shows the front and back of the PA-7080 AC and DC power supplies and also shows how the power supplies are keyed to prevent you from installing them in the wrong chassis. Although the PA-7050 and PA-7080 power supplies look similar, they are not interchangeable.

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