Hardware Installation
4.4. Connection to Switched Outlets
Connect the power cord from your switched device to one of the AC Outlets located
on the RSM-8R4 back panel. Note that when power is applied to the RSM-8R4, the AC
Outlets will be switched “ON” by default.
Maximum power ratings are summarized in the table below:
Model No.
RSM-8R4-1 4 100 to 120 VAC 15 Amp 12 Amps*
RSM-8R4-2 4 100 to 240 VAC 10 Amp 10 Amps
* In accordance with UL requirements for branch circuits, this value has been
derated to 80%.
4.5. Connecting Devices to the RSM-8R4 Serial Ports
The RSM-8R4 serial ports are female RS232 format RJ45 connectors, wired in a DCE
configuration. In the default state, the serial ports are configured for 9600 bps, no
parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit. For a description of the serial port interface, please refer to
Appendix A.
When properly configured, the serial ports can be connected to almost any device that
includes an RS232 console port. In addition, the serial ports can also be used to allow
local users to configure and control the RSM-8R4 unit; Ports 1 is designated as a "Set
Up Port", and accordingly cannot be reconfigured as a buffer mode or passive mode
port in order to ensure the port's availability for local communication with the RSM-8R4.
1. Determine which RSM-8R4 serial port will be used for connection to the new device
(e.g. Port 3).
2. Use the supplied Ethernet Cable and RJ45 to DB9 Adapter to connect the COM
port on your PC to Serial Port 1 on the RSM-8R4 unit.
a) To connect external modems, router switches, or other DTE and DCE devices
to the RSM-8R4 serial ports, please refer to Appendix B for information
regarding cables and adapters.
3. Access the RSM-8R4 command mode and select communication parameters for
each serial port as described in Section 5.8.
This completes the RSM-8R4 installation instructions. Please proceed to the next
Section for instructions regarding basic unit configuration.
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