Power Question for 2960S-TD-L

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Jun 8th, 2010
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We just purchased a Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48TD-L and to my suprise the power cable on it is a 15A-250v.  In laymans terms, the end that plugs into the wall is of the twist and lock nature.  This switch is going into a colo that was not spec'd out for this style of outlet.  Can anyone recommend any work arounds?

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dominic.caron Tue, 06/08/2010 - 07:44
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Simple, buy another cable meeting your spec. It's a standard connector on the switch.

ncustodio Tue, 06/08/2010 - 07:58
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Oh ok.  Normally when I buy a switch they come with the standard 3plug for the wall.  However when I saw this rounded 15a 250v plug I thought this switch might need unusual power requirements

jgoggins Thu, 09/30/2010 - 10:45
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@ncustodio - what did you?   I am now facing the same issue/surprise with newly purchased 2960s.  I wonder why exactly they chose to use the NEMA L6-20p instead of a NEMA 5-20p or a NEMA 5-15p for this switch.  It appears to run fine with a NEMA 5-15p, although I have only tested it with a single AIR-LAP1142N and a single 7985g phone.  Maybe the 240v power cord (L6-20p) is for more efficient power than would be found using a 125v power cord (5-15p).  Thanks.


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