Providing Backup Power to a PowerStation

Updated by Johnny Goldsmith


This document covers how to provide backup power to a PowerStation Integrated Console Engine.

PowerStation Aux

The most typical way to provide backup power (and additional I/O and GPIO capacity) to a PowerStation is through a PowerStation Aux.

A PowerStation Aux originally shipped with a D-Sub to D-sub 3-foot power cable.

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The 48VDC OUTPUT on an Aux unit is clearly labeled on the back of the chassis. The 48VDC Backup INPUT on the PowerStation is also clearly marked on the back of its chassis.

Simply tightly secure each end of the power cable to allow the Aux to add redundant power with automatic switching to the PowerStation system.

Axia Power Supply

Redundant power can also be supplied to a PowerStation by using either an Axia Console Power Supply unit or an Axia Console Backup Power Supply.

Both of these PSU units look exactly the same and are the same size as a QOR.16 engine.

When shipped new, each of these supplies also shipped with the D-Sub to D-sub 3-foot power cable, referenced above.

On the back of the power supply, the 48VDC OUTPUT is clearly labeled.

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