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FortiGate-6000F AC power supply units (PSUs)

The FortiGate-6000F back panel includes three hot swappable redundant AC PSUs (PSU1, PSU2, and PSU3). Two generations of FortiGate-6000F models have been released. Generation 1 and generation 2 have different AC PSUs:

  • Generation 2 FortiGate-6000F PSUs can be connected to high-line AC power (200VAC or higher) and each PSU provides 2000W AC. A generation 2 FortiGate-6000F with two high line power feeds connected to PSU1 and PSU2 is a fully 1+1 redundant solution because a single PSU can fully power a FortiGate-6000F.

  • Generation 1 FortiGate-6000F PSUs can be connected to low line AC power (120VAC or below) and each PSU provides 1500W AC. Requires at least 2 PSUs to be connected to power. Connecting a third PSU provides 2+1 redundancy. If only one PSU is operating, some FPCs will be shut down and performance will be reduced.

  • You can also connect generation 2 FortiGate-6000F PSUs to low-line AC power (120VAC or below) and each PSU provides 1500W AC. Requires at least 2 PSUs to be connected to power. Connecting a third PSU provides 2+1 redundancy. If only one PSU is operating, some FPCs will be shut down and performance will be reduced.

Use a supplied C15 power cable to connect power to each PSU C16 power connector. C15/C16 power connectors are used for high temperature environments and are rated up to 120°C.

For more information on FortiGate-6000F generation 1 and generation 2, including supported firmware versions and how to determine the generation of your FortiGate-6000F hardware, see the Fortinet Knowledge base article: Technical Tip: Information on FortiGate-6000F series Gen1 and Gen2.

Generation 1 AC PSU showing C16 power connector

Generation 2 AC PSU showing C16 power connector

FortiGate-6000F AC power supply units (PSUs)

The FortiGate-6000F back panel includes three hot swappable redundant AC PSUs (PSU1, PSU2, and PSU3). Two generations of FortiGate-6000F models have been released. Generation 1 and generation 2 have different AC PSUs:

  • Generation 2 FortiGate-6000F PSUs can be connected to high-line AC power (200VAC or higher) and each PSU provides 2000W AC. A generation 2 FortiGate-6000F with two high line power feeds connected to PSU1 and PSU2 is a fully 1+1 redundant solution because a single PSU can fully power a FortiGate-6000F.

  • Generation 1 FortiGate-6000F PSUs can be connected to low line AC power (120VAC or below) and each PSU provides 1500W AC. Requires at least 2 PSUs to be connected to power. Connecting a third PSU provides 2+1 redundancy. If only one PSU is operating, some FPCs will be shut down and performance will be reduced.

  • You can also connect generation 2 FortiGate-6000F PSUs to low-line AC power (120VAC or below) and each PSU provides 1500W AC. Requires at least 2 PSUs to be connected to power. Connecting a third PSU provides 2+1 redundancy. If only one PSU is operating, some FPCs will be shut down and performance will be reduced.

Use a supplied C15 power cable to connect power to each PSU C16 power connector. C15/C16 power connectors are used for high temperature environments and are rated up to 120°C.

For more information on FortiGate-6000F generation 1 and generation 2, including supported firmware versions and how to determine the generation of your FortiGate-6000F hardware, see the Fortinet Knowledge base article: Technical Tip: Information on FortiGate-6000F series Gen1 and Gen2.

Generation 1 AC PSU showing C16 power connector

Generation 2 AC PSU showing C16 power connector