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FortiGate-7121F System Guide

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Crimping guidelines

If you are not using Fortinet's DC Combiner, the FortiGate-7121F includes eight DC power cords. Each power cord is a two prong connector with a release tab on one end and double hole lug plates on the other end. The DC power source must have a 1/4" (0.64cm) stud to secure the lugs. The distance between the studs should be 5/8" (1.59cm). The DC power source terminals should support 50A. If the DC power source does not meet these requirements the cord must be cut and re-crimped to match the DC terminals.

Caution Do not crimp energized wires.

Follow these crimping guidelines:

  • Strip the insulation from cable. Be careful not to nick cable strands which may later result in stands breaking.
  • Cable end should be clean: wire brush or clean with emery cloth if necessary. Insert cable into connector until it stops. The insertion length must approximate the stripped length of cable.
  • Insert connector in die and compress between the markings beginning near the tongue of the connector. Using the wrong installing die may result in a defective connection.
  • After crimping, remove all sharp edges, flash, or burrs.

Crimping guidelines

If you are not using Fortinet's DC Combiner, the FortiGate-7121F includes eight DC power cords. Each power cord is a two prong connector with a release tab on one end and double hole lug plates on the other end. The DC power source must have a 1/4" (0.64cm) stud to secure the lugs. The distance between the studs should be 5/8" (1.59cm). The DC power source terminals should support 50A. If the DC power source does not meet these requirements the cord must be cut and re-crimped to match the DC terminals.

Caution Do not crimp energized wires.

Follow these crimping guidelines:

  • Strip the insulation from cable. Be careful not to nick cable strands which may later result in stands breaking.
  • Cable end should be clean: wire brush or clean with emery cloth if necessary. Insert cable into connector until it stops. The insertion length must approximate the stripped length of cable.
  • Insert connector in die and compress between the markings beginning near the tongue of the connector. Using the wrong installing die may result in a defective connection.
  • After crimping, remove all sharp edges, flash, or burrs.