2.4GHz System Installation Guide - Honeywell Scanning and Mobility

2.4GHz System Installation Guide - Honeywell Scanning and Mobility
Preparing For
Your LXE 2.4GHz
System
Installation
Copyright © October 2005 by LXE Inc.
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Note to the Reader
This document is intended to be informational only and is offered as a courtesy to
purchasers of LXE 2.4GHz System products.
RF Safety Notice
Caution
These devices are intended to transmit RF energy. For protection against RF exposure
to humans and in accordance with FCC and Industry Canada rules, this transmitter
should be installed such that a minimum separation distance of at least 20cm (7.8 in.) is
maintained between the antenna and the general population.
Most OEM product manufacturers include a product user guide with their devices. Use the information in this guide
as an additional source of information to the OEM manufacturer's guide. LXE strongly urges you to heed the
cautions and warnings contained within the manufacturer's user guides.
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The reader is strongly encouraged to read the Appendix titled, “Regulatory Notices and Safety
Information” included in LXE equipment user’s guides. Important safety cautions, warnings and
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equipment user guides can be viewed on the LXE Manuals CD and on the LXE ServicePass
website. Please contact your LXE Customer Relationship Manager for assistance.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION
1
About This Document............................................................................................... 1
Preparing Your Site .................................................................................................. 1
Related Reference and Analysis Guides................................................................. 2
SITE PREPARATION CHECKLISTS
3
Site Preparation ........................................................................................................ 3
Other Preparations ................................................................................................... 4
LXE Field Engineer’s Installation Tasks ................................................................. 5
TYPICAL 2.4GHZ SYSTEM
6
Network Requirements ............................................................................................. 6
Power Requirements ................................................................................................ 7
Local Area Network Requirements.......................................................................... 7
Network Design ........................................................................................................................7
Network Cable Routing ............................................................................................................7
Customer Supplied Networks ...................................................................................................7
Network Problems Validation ..................................................................................................8
Ethernet, Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Specifications ........................................................8
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP), 10BaseT .............................................................................8
Ethernet, Fiber Optic Specifications.......................................................................................10
Ethernet, Fiber Optic ............................................................................................................10
MOUNTING APS
11
Mounting Board ...................................................................................................... 11
LXE Access Point ................................................................................................... 12
AC Power................................................................................................................................12
Data Cable (LAN)...................................................................................................................12
Antenna Cable ........................................................................................................................13
The Type 4 (NEMA) AP Enclosure .......................................................................................14
Data Cable (LAN)...................................................................................................................15
Antenna Cable ........................................................................................................................15
MOUNTING ANTENNAS
16
RF Safety Information............................................................................................. 16
Industrial Spire Antenna Mounting Detail............................................................. 16
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The 2.4 GHz Spire Omni Antenna .........................................................................................17
Antenna Mast..........................................................................................................................18
Roof Mounted Omni Antenna ................................................................................................19
Roof Mounted Directional Antenna .......................................................................................20
INSTALLING ANTENNA CABLE
21
Proper Care of Cable .............................................................................................. 21
Heliax Cable ...........................................................................................................................21
Heliax Cable Support..............................................................................................................21
Cable Ties ...............................................................................................................................21
Suspended Ceilings.................................................................................................................22
Routing Heliax Cable .............................................................................................. 22
Heliax Cable Ends ..................................................................................................................22
Cable Length...........................................................................................................................22
Fire Walls................................................................................................................................22
Building Codes .......................................................................................................................22
Heliax Cable Support..............................................................................................................22
Bending Heliax Cable.............................................................................................................23
APPENDIX A VERIFICATION OF READINESS
24
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 24
Verification of Readiness ....................................................................................... 24
LXE End User Responsibilities ..............................................................................................24
Important ..............................................................................................................................24
APPENDIX B MOBILE DEVICE VEHICLE MOUNTING
25
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 25
MX3 Vehicle Cradle Mount System ....................................................................... 26
MX5 Vehicle Cradle Mount System ....................................................................... 27
MX6 Vehicle Cradle Mount System ....................................................................... 28
VX5 Vehicle Cradle Mount System ........................................................................ 29
RAM Mount System...............................................................................................................29
VX5 U-Bracket Mount System ..............................................................................................30
VX6 Vehicle Cradle Mount System ........................................................................ 32
RAM Mount System...............................................................................................................32
VX6 U-Bracket Mount System ..............................................................................................33
VX6 and VX7 UPS Battery Pack Remote Mount ................................................... 35
VX7 Vehicle Cradle Mount System ........................................................................ 36
RAM Mount System...............................................................................................................36
VX7 U-Bracket Mount System ..............................................................................................37
Remote LXE Keyboard Bracket Assembly ........................................................... 39
Vehicle Mounted Cradle and Antenna Installation............................................... 40
General Instructions................................................................................................................40
Attaching the Cradle Mounting Bracket ..............................................................................40
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Drilling Holes .......................................................................................................................40
Securing the Mounting Bracket............................................................................................40
Vehicle Remote Antenna Mounting .......................................................................................41
Vehicle Mount Power Cable Wiring ......................................................................................42
Power source ........................................................................................................................42
General Guide ......................................................................................................................42
Power Connection Point ................................................................................................................ 42
Routing the Power Cable ............................................................................................................... 42
Additional Cautions ....................................................................................................................... 42
Suggested Connecting Points ...............................................................................................43
APPENDIX C MOBILE DEVICE VEHICLE POWER INSTALLATION
44
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 44
MX3 Vehicle Mounted Cradle ................................................................................. 45
MX3 Vehicle Cradle 10.8-16 VDC Direct Connection..........................................................45
MX3 Vehicle Cradle 24/60VDC Input Cable Connection .....................................................47
MX5 Vehicle Mounted Cradle ................................................................................. 49
MX5 Vehicle Mount Cradle 24V-72V Adapter .....................................................................49
Connecting 24V-72V Power Supply to Vehicle ..................................................................50
MX5 Vehicle Cradle 12V Bare Wire Adapter .......................................................................51
Connecting 12V Power Adapter to MX5 .............................................................................52
MX6 Vehicle Mount Cradle Installation ................................................................. 53
Vehicle 12-48VDC Direct Connection...................................................................................53
Vehicle Cradle 24-72VDC Input Cable Connection ..............................................................55
VX5 Vehicle Power Installation .............................................................................. 57
Vehicle 12-80VDC Power Connection ..................................................................................57
Connect Vehicle 12-80VDC Connection ...............................................................................58
Connect VX5 without a UPS Battery Pack ............................................................................59
Connect VX5 to a Integrated Mount UPS Battery Pack.........................................................60
Connect VX5 to a Remotely Mounted UPS Battery Pack .....................................................61
VX6 Vehicle Power Installation .............................................................................. 63
Vehicle 12-80VDC Power Connection ..................................................................................63
Connect Vehicle 12-80VDC Connection ...............................................................................64
Connect VX6 without a UPS Battery Pack ............................................................................65
Connect VX6 to a Integrated Mount UPS Battery Pack.........................................................66
Connect VX6 to a Remotely Mounted UPS Battery Pack .....................................................67
VX7 Vehicle Power Installation .............................................................................. 69
Vehicle 12-80VDC Power Connection ..................................................................................69
Connect Vehicle 12-80VDC Connection.............................................................................70
Connect VX7 without a UPS Battery Pack ..........................................................................71
Connect VX7 to an Integrated Mount UPS Battery Pack ....................................................72
Connect VX7 to a Remotely Mounted UPS Battery Pack ...................................................73
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Illustrations
Figure 1 Typical System ......................................................................................................................................6
Figure 2 Power Options .......................................................................................................................................7
Figure 3 Typical UTP LAN .................................................................................................................................8
Figure 4 Typical Fiber Optic LAN.....................................................................................................................10
Figure 5 AP Mounting Locations.......................................................................................................................11
Figure 6 AP Mounting Bracket ..........................................................................................................................13
Figure 7 AP Type 4 Enclosure on Mounting Board...........................................................................................14
Figure 8 Type 4 Weatherproof AP Mounting Detail..........................................................................................15
Figure 9 Industrial Spire Antenna Mounting Detail...........................................................................................16
Figure 10 Industrial Spire Antennas Mounted Indoors ......................................................................................16
Figure 11 Mounting the 2.4 GHz Omni Antenna...............................................................................................17
Figure 12 Omni Antenna Mast Method .............................................................................................................18
Figure 13 Mounting the Omni Antenna to Exterior of the Building ..................................................................19
Figure 14 Mounting the Yagi Antenna to Exterior of the Building ...................................................................20
Figure 15 Bend Radius for Heliax Cable ...........................................................................................................21
Figure 16 Example of Improper Support for Heliax Cable................................................................................21
Figure 17 MX3 Vehicle Cradle Mounting Footprint .........................................................................................26
Figure 18 Assembled Vehicle Mount Cradle .....................................................................................................26
Figure 19 Mounting Plate Dimensions...............................................................................................................27
Figure 20 RAM Ball Mounting Device Example ..............................................................................................27
Figure 21 MX6 RAM Bracket - Mounting Dimensions (Not To Scale)............................................................28
Figure 22 MX6 Vehicle Mount Cradle with Tethered Scanner .........................................................................28
Figure 23 VX5 RAM Bracket - Mounting Dimensions (Not To Scale).............................................................29
Figure 24 Completed VX5 RAM Mount Assembly ..........................................................................................30
Figure 25 Suggested Mounting Positions...........................................................................................................30
Figure 26 VX5 Bracket - Mounting Dimensions (Not To Scale).......................................................................30
Figure 27 VX5 U-Bracket Completed Assembly...............................................................................................31
Figure 28 VX6 RAM Bracket - Mounting Dimensions on Vehicle (Not To Scale) ..........................................32
Figure 29 Completed VX6 RAM Mount Assembly ..........................................................................................32
Figure 30 Suggested Mounting Positions...........................................................................................................33
Figure 31 VX6 Bracket - Mounting Dimensions (Not To Scale).......................................................................33
Figure 32 VX6 in Vehicle Bracket.....................................................................................................................34
Figure 33 Remote UPS Battery Pack Mount......................................................................................................35
Figure 34 UPS Battery Pack Remote Mounting Dimensions ............................................................................35
Figure 35 VX7 RAM Bracket - Mounting Dimensions (Not To Scale).............................................................36
Figure 36 Completed VX7 RAM Mount Assembly ..........................................................................................36
Figure 37 Suggested Mounting Positions...........................................................................................................37
Figure 38 VX7 Bracket - Mounting Dimensions (Not To Scale).......................................................................37
Figure 39 VX7 in Vehicle Bracket.....................................................................................................................38
Figure 40 Remote Keyboard Bracket Assembly................................................................................................39
Figure 41 Remote Keyboard - Mounting Dimensions .......................................................................................39
Figure 42 Typical Remote Antenna Installation ................................................................................................41
Figure 43 Vehicle Mount Power Cable Wiring..................................................................................................43
Figure 44 Direct Vehicle Power Connection Cable (12 Ft.) ..............................................................................45
Figure 45 Connecting the Power Cable to the Vehicle ......................................................................................45
Figure 46 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes ..........................................................................................46
Figure 47 Vehicle Power Supply, 24 - 72VDC (Fuse Not Shown)....................................................................47
Figure 48 Connecting the Power Supply to the Vehicle ....................................................................................47
Figure 49 Power Supply Footprint.....................................................................................................................47
Figure 50 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes ..........................................................................................48
Figure 51 Vehicle 24V-72V Power Supply Adapter..........................................................................................49
Figure 52 Connecting Power Supply to Vehicle ................................................................................................49
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Power Supply Footprint.....................................................................................................................49
Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes ..........................................................................................50
Vehicle 12V Bare Wire Adapter Kit (Cigarette Lighter Adapter Not Shown) ..................................51
Components .......................................................................................................................................51
12-48VDC Direct Vehicle Power Connection Cable (Fuse Not Shown) ..........................................53
Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes ..........................................................................................54
Vehicle Power Supply, 24 - 72VDC (Fuse Not Shown)....................................................................55
Connecting the Power Supply to the Vehicle ....................................................................................55
Power Supply Footprint.....................................................................................................................55
Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes ..........................................................................................56
Vehicle Power Connection Cable (Fuse Not Shown) ........................................................................57
Connecting the Power Cable to the Vehicle ......................................................................................57
Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes ..........................................................................................58
Direct Connection (No UPS Battery Pack)........................................................................................59
Integrated Mount UPS Battery Pack Connection ..............................................................................60
VX5 Remote Mount UPS Battery Pack Connection..........................................................................61
Vehicle Power Connection Cable (Fuse Not Shown) ........................................................................63
Connecting the Power Cable to the Vehicle ......................................................................................63
Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes ..........................................................................................64
Direct Connection (No UPS Battery Pack)........................................................................................65
Integrated Mount UPS Battery Pack Connection ..............................................................................66
Remote Mount UPS Battery Pack Connection ..................................................................................67
Vehicle Power Connection Cable (Fuse Not Shown) ........................................................................69
Connecting the Power Cable to the Vehicle ......................................................................................69
Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes ..........................................................................................70
Direct Connection (No UPS Battery Pack)........................................................................................71
Integrated Mount UPS Battery Pack Connection ..............................................................................72
Remote Mount UPS Battery Pack Connection ..................................................................................73
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Introduction
About This Document
This document is a guide to assist you in the preparation of your site for the installation of your
LXE 2.4GHz Wireless Data Communications System. If you have technical questions or need
technical assistance with your site preparation, call LXE Technical Support at 770-449-0154.
Preparing Your Site
The preparations described here can be completed by your company or by LXE. If you want LXE
to complete all or part of the site preparation, contact your LXE Customer Relationship Manager
(CRM) for a price quote. See section titled “Site Preparation Checklists” for an overview.
It is critical that these actions be completed prior to the arrival of LXE installation team.
Failure to properly prepare your site may cause delays and could increase the cost of your
LXE installation. If you determine that the installation cannot take place as scheduled,
please notify your Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) at 770-447-4224 at least 12
working days prior to the scheduled arrival of the LXE installation team to avoid additional
charges.
As you install your LXE equipment, keep in mind three criteria:
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•
•
safety,
ease of use, and
maintenance accessibility.
Never sacrifice safety to benefit either ease of use or maintenance accessibility. Always follow
standard mechanical and electrical procedures when performing your work.
Portions of local building and electrical codes may apply to the installation of your LXE Wireless
Data communications system. It is your company’s responsibility to comply with the applicable
sections of your local codes.
LXE does not recommend scheduling the installation until it is possible to test
communications between the host computer and the LXE 2.4GHz devices. If the host
computer and software are not ready, LXE will install and test the 2.4GHz system with the
exception of the host interface, and the installation shall be considered complete. LXE will
not assume any further on-site responsibility for this interface. Normal hardware and
telephone support warranties will apply.
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Introduction
Related Reference and Analysis Guides
Facility Analysis Report (Site Specific)
Pre-Installation Guide
Mounting Access Points and NEMA Enclosures [from your CRM]
NEMA Type 4 Enclosure Reference Guide
Vehicle Mounting Bracket and Vehicle Power Installation Instructions [from your CRM]
MX3 Cradle Reference Guide
MX5 Cradle Reference Guide
MX6 Cradle Reference Guide
VX5 User’s Guide – English and German
VX6 User’s Guide – English and German
VX7 User’s Guide – English and German
Vehicle Remote Mount Antenna Installation Instruction
MX3 Multi-charger Plus User’s Guide
MX5 Multi-charger User’s Guide
MX6 Multi-charger User’s Guide
Note;
Shipping kits containing important setup documentation are included with most LXE
product shipments. Keep shipping kits with the equipment until installation and
functional verification is complete.
[CRM – Customer Relationship Manager]
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Site Preparation Checklists
Note:
The preparations described here can be completed by your company or by LXE. If you
want LXE to complete all or part of the site preparation, contact your CRM for a price
quote.
Site Preparation
Access Point (AP) Locations. Using the Facility Analysis report supplied by LXE, locate the
AP positions.
AP Mounting Boards. Install the AP mounting boards (see “Mounting APs”).
AC Power. Needed only for certain AP locations. See your Facility Analysis for details.
Antenna Locations. Using the Facility Analysis report, locate the antenna positions.
Mounting Antennas. Mount the antennas in the locations described in the Facility Analysis
report (see “Mounting Antennas”).
Antenna Cables. Pull the Heliax cables for the antennas in the most direct route (see the
Facility Analysis report) from each AP mounting board to its associated antenna. The Heliax
cable requires special handling (see “Installing Antenna Cable”). LXE will install and test
connectors on the Heliax cable. If the antenna cables are pre-terminated (15 ft. or less), LXE
will install them.
LAN Installation. Pull the LAN (data) cable to each AP mounting board. The LAN must
comply with IEEE Standard 802.3 for Ethernet. The cable used for the LAN must meet the
appropriate standards. The standard for Cat. 5 UTP LAN Cable is TIA/EIA 568A/B.
Mounting APs. Refer to the section titled “Mounting APs” for instructions.
Vehicle Mounted Devices. If you have vehicle-mounted devices, attach the mounting brackets
and connect the power cables to your forklifts and pallet jacks before LXE arrives (see “Vehicle
Mounted Antenna Installation” and “Appendix B Mobile Device Vehicle Mounting” and
“Appendix C Mobile Device Vehicle Power Installation”). LXE will place the mobile devices
in the mounted brackets or cradles after the devices have been programmed.
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Site Preparation Checklists
Other Preparations
Phone Lines. If 56KB lines are being used to link parts of your LXE System, order the
installation and certification of the necessary data lines.
Charging Batteries. If you have handheld devices, place the batteries in their chargers and
fully charge all batteries before LXE arrives. See “Related Reference and Analysis Guides.”
Host Communications. Prepare the host computer so that it is ready to establish
communications with the LXE Access Points and mobile devices.
Personnel To Be Trained. At the time of installation, LXE will provide training for your daily
users, supervisors, and those responsible for the LXE System. All those selected for training
need to attend the first section of the training. Supervisors and IS personnel will stay longer for
advanced training. Determine the people you would like to have trained. LXE will provide a
study guide for each trainee.
Training Area. Arrange for a place to conduct training. A quiet area with seating for everyone
works best. If possible, locate the training within the RF coverage area so that the system can be
demonstrated.
Work Area. Designate an area in your facility with a work table and AC power that can be
used by LXE personnel for staging and testing your mobile devices and other equipment. A
storage space where equipment can be secured is also desirable.
12-Volt Battery. LXE personnel will need one (1) fully charged 12-volt vehicle battery to be
used during the coverage check on a 2.4GHz system configuration and testing. It will be
returned upon completion of the installation.
Escorts and/or Security Badge. Please arrange for an escort and/or Security Badge, if
required, for LXE personnel on site.
Lift Vehicle. LXE personnel will need a safeman lift vehicle in order to reach antennas, APs,
and other equipment more than five (5) feet above floor level. If your company policy will not
allow LXE to operate the lift vehicle, please provide a qualified operator.
Utility Cart. LXE personnel will need a four-wheeled cart to move equipment around the
facility. If your site is large, a motorized cart can greatly speed up your installation.
IP Addresses. Request IP addresses from your IT Department for the following network
components for the LXE System.
•
•
•
•
All LXE APs (including spares).
Subnet Mask (if required for your network).
Gateway address
IP addresses for TELNET hosts serving LXE networked devices will be needed. Also, if
LXE devices will be required to use a Name Server, supply the Default Domain Name and
IP address.
Security. The lead LXE Field Engineer will need temporary administrative access to your
2.4GHz network in order to configure all LXE 2.4GHz networked devices. Please ensure a
temporary user name and password, for access to your wireless security system, is available
upon the Field Engineer’s arrival.
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Inventory. The LXE Field Engineer will need all the equipment that has been sent to your site
from LXE in preparation for the installation. Maintain the inventory of LXE equipment as it
arrives and place it all in a centrally secure location prior to the LXE Field Engineer arriving at
your site.
LXE Field Engineer’s Installation Tasks
Cable Termination. Terminate and attach all LXE engineered cables to the antenna(s) and the
AP(s). The bracket on the thin cable (Antenna Pigtail) from the AP to Heliax cable must be
secured.
LXE Computers and APs. Configure and verify the proper operation of all devices.
LXE Computers. Install customer specified network parameters in all LXE networked devices.
Vehicle Mount Computers. Attach the LXE computers and cradles to the mounting brackets.
These brackets were previously provided by LXE and installed by the Customer.
Barcode Scanners. Set up and test all LXE provided tethered barcode scanners. Barcode
scanners purchased from other vendors can be certified and tested by LXE; contact your CRM
for a price quote.
LXE System Test. Perform a working check-out of all system hardware to ensure that the RF
system is fully operational and can communicate with the Host computer.
LXE System RF Coverage. Re-certify the area of RF coverage per the Facility Analysis
report.
Training. Train customer designated personnel (daily users, supervisors and those responsible
for the system) on the basic operational and diagnostic features of the LXE system.
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Typical 2.4GHz System
Typical 2.4GHz System
Switch with Inline Power
SW
Computer Room
Cable
Assembly
Antenna
UTP
Access
Point
Cable
Assembly
Access
Point
Warehouse
Figure 1 Typical System
The above figure shows a typical LXE system with two APs. The local area network shown is
Ethernet employing UTP.
Network Requirements
•
All Access Points must be installed on the same network segment. There must be no router
separating Access Points. Wireless Client devices will not roam from AP to AP across
routers.
•
The wireless network must be isolated from the rest of the Facility’s network by a router. An
Access Point performs like a bridge passing all traffic. Traffic that is unrelated to the RF
network will compete for processor time in the Access Point thereby reducing RF throughput
and reduce battery life in mobile devices.
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Power Requirements
There are three options for providing power to the Access Points (shown in the Figure below). In
all three options, DC power is delivered to the AP through the Ethernet cable (Power Over
Ethernet [POE]).
Switch with
Inline Power
Switch (without
inline power)
Switch (without
inline power)
Inline Power
Patch panel
Power
Injector
AC
Outlet
Universal
Power
Supply
Access
Point
Cat V Network Cable
Figure 2 Power Options
Local Area Network Requirements
Network Design
A Local Area Network (LAN) is required to connect the AP(s) to the Host Computer. A Wide
Area Network (WAN) is required if the Host Computer is located at a distant location. All
networks must meet the IEEE standards. The following is a guide for anyone installing a LAN to
be used with a LXE Wireless Data System. Each type of LAN will be presented separately. A
LAN can be exclusively one or a combination of the types listed below:
•
Ethernet, Unshielded Twisted Pair (10baseT)
•
Ethernet, Fiber Optic (10baseFL)
Network Cable Routing
If LXE designed your LAN, routing directions for your LAN cabling will be found in your LXE
Facility Analysis.
Customer Supplied Networks
Networks installed by parties other than LXE must be fully tested to the LXE device connection
point prior to the installation of the LXE System.
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Network Problems Validation
LXE can provide assistance in troubleshooting and correcting problems on networks designed
and/or installed by parties other than LXE. This work is done on a time and material basis. Contact
LXE Technical Support at 770-449-0154.
Ethernet, Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Specifications
To Antennas
To Antennas
Access
Point
Access
Point
Switch with
Inline Power
Unshielded Twisted
Pair Cable
ANSI (TCP/IP) connection
to Host Computer
Figure 3 Typical UTP LAN
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP),
10BaseT
•
Ethernet networks must comply with IEEE Standard 802.3.
•
UTP cable must have a twist rate in a range from 2 - 10 twists per foot. For the most reliable
operation use Cat. 5 cable.
•
Characteristic impedance of the cable must be between 85 and 111 ohms.
•
UTP cable must be 22, 24 or 26 gauge wire.
•
The cable should be routed in a star topology (point-to-point) with a separate cable connecting
each LXE device to a 10BaseT switch with inline power. No taps, branches or daisy chains
are allowed.
•
The maximum length of a UTP run is 328 feet (100 meters). Repeaters can be used to connect
up to three (3) segments before inter-repeater links are required. Cat. 5 cable is normally
marked with footage. Subtracting the footage numbers on each end of the cable will give you
the total length of the cable.
•
Make absolutely certain that the cable is routed to the correct location for each LXE device
plus ten (10) extra feet margin for error.
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Hubs or repeaters must be capable of driving a usable signal at least 328 feet (100 meters)
with 11.5 db of measurable attenuation in each 100M UTP cable segment.
•
UTP uses RJ45 type connectors. It is recommended that twisted pair cable with factory
applied RJ45 connectors be used. The Cat. 5 UTP cable can be purchased in different lengths
with the RJ45 connectors attached from most cable suppliers.
•
The RJ45 connectors must be wired following the AT&T 258A or TIA/EIA 568B pinout
specification.
Pair 1
Pair2
(Cat. 5)
Pair 3
(Cat. 5)
Pair 4
Pin
1
2
3
6
4
5
7
8
Signal
Tx+
TxRx+
Rx-
•
The LXE device connects directly to the network via a RJ45 connector on the back of the
unit.
•
The UTP cable must be wired so that the transmitter (Tx+) on one port communicates with
the receiver (Rx+) on the other port.
•
The LXE device has a standard RJ45 port, pins 1 and 2 are the transmit lines and pins 3 and 6
are the receive lines. Most concentrator (HUB) ports are wired as crossover ports (check the
hardware literature), pins 3 and 6 are the transmit lines and pins 1 and 2 are the receive lines.
•
When the hub (or repeater) has a crossover port, a standard cable (pin 1 to pin 1) can be used.
If both ends of the link have standard ports, the cable must be wired as a crossover cable with
pin 1 switched with pin 3 and pin 2 switched with pin 6 on one end of the cable only.
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Typical 2.4GHz System
Ethernet, Fiber Optic Specifications
To Antennas
AC
Universal Power
Supply
To Antennas
Injector
Access
Point
AC
Media Converter
(fiber to UTP)
Injector
Media Converter
(fiber to UTP)
Access
Point
Fiber Optic Cable
Using "ST" Connectors
(Min. 2 fibers, 4 fibers
recommended)
Universal
Power
Supply
Fiber Optic Hub
ANSI (TCP/IP) connection
to Host Computer
Figure 4 Typical Fiber Optic LAN
Ethernet, Fiber Optic
•
Ethernet networks must comply with IEEE Standard 802.3.
•
The cable should be routed in a star topology (point-to-point) with a separate cable connecting
each LXE device to a fiber optic multi-port hub or repeater. No taps, branches or daisy chains
are allowed.
•
The maximum length of a fiber optic run is 3,280 feet (1000) meters. Repeaters can be used to
connect up to three (3) segments before inter-repeater links are required.
•
Two fibers strands are required for operation, transmit and receive. LXE recommends using a
fiber cable with four strands.
•
Make absolutely certain that the cable is routed to the correct location for each LXE device
plus ten (10) extra feet margin for error.
•
A fiber optic media converter is required to connect the cable to each LXE device.
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Mounting APs
LXE Access Points should be mounted on plywood mounting boards. The customer is responsible
for obtaining and installing the mounting board, AC power (if required), data cable, and antenna
cable for each AP. LXE will mount the AP(s) on the boards, or within the Type 4 NEMA
enclosure (if used), after the AP(s) have been programmed and tested.
Type 4 NEMA enclosures must be mounted by the customer.
Mounting Board
The AP should be mounted on ¾ inch plywood mounting boards measuring up to 30" x 40" or of
sufficient size to mount any additional equipment i.e. duplex outlet, RJ45 disconnect, UPS. The
board should be attached to a ceiling truss or support column using beam clamps, "U" bolts, or
other secure methods (see figure titled “AP Mounting Locations” in the Facility Analysis). If the
AP is to be wall mounted, it is suggested that a mounting board be attached to the wall to provide
good support for the AP and its associated hardware. If you are uncertain as to the quality of your
facility’s electric power (i.e. surges, spikes, lightning strikes, brown outs, noise, etc.), LXE
recommends that you install an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with each switch with inline
power. Select an UPS with approximately 250VA - 500VA capacities.
AP
Mounting
Board
Ceiling
Truss
Caution: Ambient temperatures at the location of the AP
must not exceed 122 degrees F.
Ceiling
Truss
AP
Mounting
Board
Ceiling
Support
Column
Figure 5 AP Mounting Locations
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LXE Access Point
To
Antennas
Heliax Cable
N Type Connectors
Data Cable
Stress
Relief
Antenna
“Pigtail"
Optional
Termination
Box for
Data Cable
A large (5x5)
black on white
number to match
the AP location in
the Facility Analysis
Report
Pigtail Mounting
Bracket screwed to
board to support
pigtail.
40 In.
Option for Local
primary antenna:
Pigtail Mounting. LXE
will install this to the
local antenna.
3
Indoor Antenna
Mounting Bracket
30 In.
Not to Scale
Figure 4 AP on Mounting Board
The above figure shows the preferred layout for mounting the AP and its associated hardware on
the mounting board. (See figure titled “AP Mounting Bracket.”)
AC Power
DC Power to the AP is supplied through the CAT 5 Ethernet Data cable. If the location of an AP
is more than 300 meters from the switch with inline DC power (or power injector), and you have
to make a fiber optic link, you will need a 120 VAC receptacle on the mounting board. The AC
load is less than 1 amp at 115 volts. The circuit should be on a dedicated/isolated electrical circuit
having it’s own breaker. The breaker should be marked “LXE, DO NOT TURN OFF”. The use of
an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) is recommended.
Data Cable (LAN)
Pull the data cable to the mounting board and secure it with cable ties leaving five feet of spare
cable. All data cables must have connectors attached and be tested all the way from point of origin
to the AP connection. It is possible to terminate the data cable in a junction box mounted next to
the AP (see figure titled “AP on Mounting Board”). A short jumper cable is then needed between
the junction box and the AP.
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Antenna Cable
The antenna cable (Heliax cable) should be pulled from the antenna to the AP mounting board (see
figure titled “AP on Mounting Board”) and secured with cable ties leaving two feet of spare cable.
LXE will terminate the Heliax cable and install a short adapter cable (pigtail) between the AP and
the Heliax cable.
Note:
The following information is copyrighted by Cisco Systems Inc., and located in the
“Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide” – available on
the Cisco Systems website www.cisco.com (DocID OL-2155-02). Please refer to this
document for updates and further information. It is available for viewing online and for
downloading in PDF format from the Cisco Systems website.
The access point ships with a detachable mounting bracket and the necessary mounting hardware.
Because it is detachable, you can use the mounting bracket as a template to mark the positions of
the mounting holes for your installation. You then install the mounting bracket and attach the
access point when you are ready. Refer to the following Figure to locate the various mounting
holes for the method you intend to use.
Figure 6 AP Mounting Bracket
1
2
3
4
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Cable tie points
Ceiling mount holes
Access point mounts
5
6
7
8
Locking detent
Wall cable access
Suspended ceiling cable access
Security hasp
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Mounting APs
To
Antennas
Heliax Cable
N Type Connectors
NEMA
Enclosure
Antenna
“Pigtail"
Water Tight Connectors
40 In.
Optional
Termination
Box for
Data Cable
A large (5x5)
black on white
number to match
the AP location in
the Facility Analysis
Report
AP Mounting
Holes
AC
3
Data
Cable
Stress
Relief
30 In.
Not to Scale
Figure 7 AP Type 4 Enclosure on Mounting Board
Note:
Enclosure must be mounted such that water-tight connectors face down towards the
ground.
The Type 4 (NEMA) AP Enclosure
The above figure shows the preferred layout for mounting the AP enclosure and its’ associated
hardware on the mounting board. The Type 4 weatherproof enclosure protects the AP from harsh
environments. The customer should attach this AP enclosure to the mounting board using four ¼
inch machine bolts through the mounting flanges at the top and bottom of the enclosure. If you are
mounting the enclosure to a concrete surface, use anchors of sufficient size to accommodate a ¼
inch machine bolt or lag screw.
Note:
Any modifications to the AP enclosure will void all warranties. This includes drilling or
punching new holes in the AP enclosure.
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Data Cable (LAN)
Pull the data cable to the mounting board and secure it with cable ties leaving five feet of spare
cable. All data cables must have connectors attached and be tested all the way from point of origin
to the AP connection.
Note:
The data cable must be passed through the watertight fitting in the wall of the AP
enclosure before attaching the cable’s connector.
It is possible to terminate the data cable in a junction box mounted next to the AP. A short jumper
cable is then needed between the junction box and the AP.
Antenna Cable
Heliax cable, when used, should be pulled from the antenna to the AP mounting board and secured
with cable ties leaving two feet of spare cable. LXE will terminate the Heliax cable.
Pre-made antenna cable will be installed by the LXE Field Engineer.
11.0 In.
23.5 In.
Appearance 2005 and later
Appearance Before 2005
Figure 8 Type 4 Weatherproof AP Mounting Detail
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Mounting Antennas
RF Safety Information
RF Safety Notice
Caution
This device is intended to transmit RF energy. For protection against RF
exposure to humans and in accordance with FCC and Industry Canada rules,
this transmitter should be installed such that a minimum separation distance of
at least 20cm (7.8 in.) is maintained between the antenna and the general
population.
Industrial Spire Antenna Mounting Detail
3.312"
Screw Mounting Hole
Use a #8 screw
(4 required)
3.312"
Hose Clamp Mounting Hole
for attaching to Mast
Radome attaches to these studs.
Figure 9 Industrial Spire Antenna Mounting Detail
Figure 10 Industrial Spire Antennas Mounted Indoors
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Ceiling
Truss
Support
Column
Preferred Mounting
Antennas
Not for Mounting in Air Handling Spaces
Ceiling
Truss
Support
Column
Antennas
Figure 11 Mounting the 2.4 GHz Omni Antenna
Note:
The recommended mounting orientation of the NEMA enclosure is with the external
connections at the bottom of the enclosure. This puts the door hinge on the right hand
side and the labels are right side up. This also gives the most protection against rain
entering the enclosure through the connector openings.
The 2.4 GHz Spire Omni Antenna
The antenna weighs approximately two pounds, is 13 1/2 inches long, and has a short coax cable
(30 inches long with a RTNC type connector). Mounting straps are included which may be used to
fasten the antenna directly to a mast. The antenna is mounted with the Radome below the ceiling
structure of the building as illustrated in this figure.
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Support
Column
Cable Assembly
Antenna
Mast
Antennas
Not for Mounting in Air Handling Spaces
Figure 12 Omni Antenna Mast Method
Antenna Mast
If the Facility Analysis Report specifies an antenna mast, use this method of mounting the
antenna. Fasten a 1 and 1/2 inch pipe mast to the ceiling truss. Secure the mast to the ceiling
structure by any mechanically sound method (welded, bolted, or beam clamps). Then fasten the
antenna to the mast using the supplied brackets.
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Antenna Mounted to Roof of Building
Antenna Mounted to Side of Building
Antenna
Spire
Antenna
5 Ft.
PVC Pipe
5 Ft.
Grounding
Wires
Cable
Assembly
Facility Grounding System
Figure 13 Mounting the Omni Antenna to Exterior of the Building
Roof Mounted Omni Antenna
The above figure shows two methods for mounting the Omni antennas to the outside of a building.
Always attach the antennas to the top of a mast in an upright position. The mast is 5 feet high,
unless otherwise specified in the Facility Analysis report. All outdoor antennas should have a
Lightning Arrestor in line with the Heliax cable. The ground wires must connect to and be an
integral part of the facility grounding system.
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Mounting Antennas
Yagi Antenna Mounted to Roof
Yagi Antenna Mounted to Side of Building
Yagi Antenna
5 Ft.
Grounding
Wires
5 Ft.
Cable
Assembly
Facility Grounding System
Figure 14 Mounting the Yagi Antenna to Exterior of the Building
Roof Mounted Directional Antenna
The above figure shows two methods for mounting the Yagi antenna to the outside of a building.
Always attach the antenna to the top of a mast facing the direction indicated in the Facility
Analysis Report. The mast is 5 feet high, unless otherwise specified in the Facility Analysis report.
All outdoor antennas should have a Lightning Arrestor in line with the Heliax cable. The ground
wires must connect to and be an integral part of the facility grounding system.
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Installing Antenna Cable
Proper Care of Cable
Bend Radius
Coil
1 Ft.
1 Ft.
Figure 15 Bend Radius for Heliax Cable
Heliax Cable
Heliax cable must be handled with special care. This cable should be handled much like soft
copper tubing. The cable is shipped coiled and should be uncoiled slowly and carefully. Never
allow the cable to bend sharply. Sharp bends will change the transmission characteristics of the
cable resulting in reduced power being delivered to the antenna. The cable can appear to be
undamaged after a kink has been removed, however, the cable’s performance will still be altered.
All damaged cable must be replaced. The bend radius for Heliax cable should not be less than
one foot.
Heliax Cable Support
Cable Support
(too tight)
Cable Support
(attached correctly)
Figure 16 Example of Improper Support for Heliax Cable
Cable ties or other means must support the Heliax cable. The external circumference of the cable
must not be distorted by the support device as illustrated in the above figure.
Cable Ties
Attach cable ties to the building structure such as steel supporting members and ceiling trusses. In
the strictest sense, any part of the building that is permanent (not removable) can be used for cable
support. The cable should not be supported by tying to conduit or other pipes unless there is
absolutely no other support available. Never use hot water, steam, or sprinkler system pipes for
support.
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Installing Antenna Cable
Suspended Ceilings
Cable run above suspended ceilings should be supported so that it does not rest directly on the
suspended ceiling tiles.
Routing Heliax Cable
The Heliax cable is subject to electrical interference. Never route Heliax cable within 5 feet of
high current electrical lines or power cabinets. Heliax cable running in parallel with normal
electrical wiring should be at least 12 inches from the electrical wiring. Route the cable so that it is
either out of sight or out of reach of curious personnel.
Heliax Cable Ends
The Heliax cable must be pulled all the way to the exact location, plus 2 feet, as described in the
Facility Analysis report. The RF coverage will be affected if cable destinations are not correct.
There should be no other excess cable in the cable run.
Cable Length
To prevent unnecessary loss of RF power, the Heliax cable should be run in the most direct route
possible with the minimum amount of cable used. If the cable lengths specified by LXE are
exceeded, RF coverage may be affected and/or there might not be enough cable to complete
the total installation. If cable installers must deviate from LXE routing instructions, please
consult with the LXE Technical Specialist for Facility Analysis at 770 447-4224, ext. 6649.
Fire Walls
Fire walls can’t be treated the same as other walls when running cable through the wall. The hole
must be sealed with “firestop” after drilling whether the cable is installed at this time or later. Do
not leave open holes in the fire wall. All contractors are responsible for sealing the holes they use
even those that were drilled by others. The rule is “The last one through the hole seals the hole.”
Any unsealed holes that are discovered should be reported to the facility’s management
Building Codes
Your local building or electrical code may require that the cable be enclosed in metal conduit. If
the cable must be re-pulled in conduit after the LXE Field Engineer has terminated it, one of the
terminating connectors must be removed then reinstalled after the cable is pulled through the
conduit. When the connector is reinstalled, check it for correctness using an Ohmmeter
BEFORE CONNECTING IT TO THE LXE EQUIPMENT.
Heliax Cable Support
If the cable will not be enclosed in conduit, it should be supported at least every three feet by cable
straps, clamps or similar means. Always ensure that the external circumference of the cable is not
distorted in any way by the clamping device (see figure titled “Example of Improper Support for
Heliax Cable”).
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Bending Heliax Cable
Sharp turns are not permitted when using Heliax cable. The minimum bend-radius for 1/2 inch
Heliax cable is 12 inches. Support all cables at least every three feet by clamps, cable straps or
similar means. Always extend the cable 1 to 2 feet past the connecting point when putting the
cable in place.
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Appendix A Verification of Readiness
Appendix A Verification of Readiness
Introduction
Before the Verification of Readiness can be performed, the following documents must be
completed:
•
Facility Analysis Report (generated by LXE)
•
Pre-Installation Guide (provided by LXE)
The Verification of Readiness, among other tasks, certifies the facility as qualifying for the LXE
Coverage and Interference Warranty:
“LXE warrants, for a period of one year from the date LXE performs a Facility
Analysis that, from any location within the wireless coverage area, your properly
functioning wireless computers will be capable of bi-directional communications with an
RFU or AP. This warranty is valid provided your LXE system is configured as specified in
the Facility Analysis Report, and System Certification and Testing has been done by an
LXE Field Engineer, and no changes have been made to your facility since the Facility
Analysis. If your LXE system is covered by ServicePass or you have a PMI on an annual
basis, this warranty will be extended as long as you continue these services.”
The following is a general representation of the communication sent to the customer by LXE as
soon as a site system installation has been scheduled.
It is very important that when the Verification of Readiness document is received by the customer,
it is completed and returned to LXE twelve (12) days prior to site configuration and testing date.
The document can be filled out electronically (online) and then emailed or printed and faxed.
The CRM can be contacted at 770-447-4224 if there are any problems or questions about the
Verification of Readiness document.
Verification of Readiness
LXE End User Responsibilities
Important
At the time of the system configuration and testing by an LXE-certified Field Engineer, the facility
must be at least 65% stocked to receive full warranty.
The LXE Field Engineer will check RF coverage and will either certify the facility as qualifying
for the LXE Coverage and Interference Warranty or will make further recommendations to the
Customer so that the facility qualifies for the full warranty.
Should the LXE Field Engineer determine that additional backbone equipment is required to
obtain full RF coverage, the Customer is responsible for purchasing this additional equipment and
installing any additional electrical lines, network connections or other cabling that are needed.
If a return trip is required to complete the system configuration and testing for the additional
backbone, the Customer will be responsible for paying for the return trip.
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Appendix B Mobile Device Vehicle Mounting
Introduction
Information in this appendix is drawn from the latest versions of the specific equipment’s
reference guides.
Each bracket, keyboard and cradle should be mounted in an area in the vehicle where it:
•
•
•
•
Does not obstruct the driver's vision or safe vehicle operation.
Will be protected from rain or inclement weather.
Will be protected from extremely high concentrations of dust or wind-blown debris.
Can be easily accessed by a user seated in the driver's seat.
And finally, do not mount the mobile device in the vehicle where it might subject the driver to
injury during an emergency stop.
Several types of mounting systems are provided for LXE vehicle mounted mobile devices and
cradles:
•
•
RAM mount systems with an optional integrated keyboard bracket
U-Bracket systems with:
- Optional integrated keyboard mounting bracket
- Provision for integrated UPS battery mount
- Available without U-Bracket for vehicles previously equipped with an
LXE vehicle mounted computer
•
•
Remote mounts for keyboards
Remote mounts for a UPS battery pack
Before installation begins, verify you have the applicable vehicle mounting bracket assembly
components necessary for your mount type and mobile device. This information is located in the
Reference Material lis that follows.
Follow the instruction enclosed with the mounting brackets for each mobile device and cradle. If
there are no mounting instructions enclosed with the brackets, please refer to the following guides:
Mobile Device
Reference Material
MX3
MX3 Cradle Reference Guide
MX5
MX5 Cradle Reference Guide
MX6
MX6 Cradle Reference Guide
VX5
VX5 User’s Guide
VX6
VX6 User’s Guide
VX7
VX7 User’s Guide
VEHCDLSAFETYMX3WW
Safety Critical Instructions, MX3 Cradle [shipping insert]
VEHSFTYVX567
Safety Critical Instructions, VX5 VX6 VX7 [shipping insert]
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Appendix B Mobile Device Vehicle Mounting
MX3 Vehicle Cradle Mount System
Refer to the “MX3 Cradle Reference Guide” for complete
vehicle installation instruction.
Mounting Dimensions
Measurements are not to scale.
Figure 17 MX3 Vehicle Cradle Mounting Footprint
Assembled Vehicle Mount Cradle
Front
Side
Figure 18 Assembled Vehicle Mount Cradle
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MX5 Vehicle Cradle Mount System
Refer to the “MX5 Cradle Reference Guide” for complete
vehicle installation instruction.
Vehicle Cradle Back Plate
Measurements are NOT to scale
Figure 19 Mounting Plate Dimensions
Ram 107B 1.5” Ball
for mounting to Cradle Back
Bracket
Figure 20 RAM Ball Mounting Device Example
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Appendix B Mobile Device Vehicle Mounting
MX6 Vehicle Cradle Mount System
Refer to the “MX6 Cradle Reference Guide” for complete
vehicle installation instruction.
Mounting Dimensions
Note:
Drill and tap holes for 1/4 bolts.
60º
60º
3.69" / 93.73 mm
2.75" / 69.85 mm
120º
120º
Figure 21 MX6 RAM Bracket - Mounting Dimensions (Not To Scale)
Figure 22 MX6 Vehicle Mount Cradle with Tethered Scanner
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VX5 Vehicle Cradle Mount System
RAM Mount System
Refer to the “VX5 User’s Guide” for complete vehicle
installation instruction.
Mounting Dimensions
Note:
Drill and tap holes for 1/4 bolts.
60º
60º
3.69" / 93.73 mm
2.75" / 69.85 mm
120º
120º
Figure 23 VX5 RAM Bracket - Mounting Dimensions (Not To Scale)
RAM Mount
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Figure 24 Completed VX5 RAM Mount Assembly
VX5 U-Bracket Mount System
Refer to the “VX5 User’s Guide” for complete vehicle
installation instruction.
Mounting Positions
Figure 25 Suggested Mounting Positions
The viewing angle can be adjusted through a wide range to provide the best viewing angle.
Mounting Dimensions
1. 14.40 in / 359.2 mm
1
2. 12.10 in / 307.3 mm
3. 6.05 in / 153.6 mm
2
3
4
4. 1.02 in / 25.9 mm
5. 3.38 in / 85.85 mm
5
6. Vehicle Mount
Footprint
9
8
6
7
7. 0.406 in / 10.312 mm
8. 0.88 in / 22.3 mm
9. 1.25 in / 31.75 mm
Figure 26 VX5 Bracket - Mounting Dimensions (Not To Scale)
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Bracket with Integrated Keyboard Mount
Figure 27 VX5 U-Bracket Completed Assembly
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Appendix B Mobile Device Vehicle Mounting
VX6 Vehicle Cradle Mount System
RAM Mount System
Refer to the “VX6 User’s Guide” for complete vehicle
installation instruction.
Mounting Dimensions
Note:
Drill and tap holes for 1/4 bolts.
60º
60º
3.69" / 93.73 mm
2.75" / 69.85 mm
120º
120º
Figure 28 VX6 RAM Bracket - Mounting Dimensions on Vehicle (Not To Scale)
Figure 29 Completed VX6 RAM Mount Assembly
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VX6 U-Bracket Mount System
Refer to the “VX6 User’s Guide” for complete vehicle
installation instruction.
Mounting Positions
Figure 30 Suggested Mounting Positions
The viewing angle can be adjusted through a wide range to provide the best viewing angle.
Mounting Dimensions
1. 14.40 in / 359.2 mm
1
2. 12.10 in / 307.3 mm
3. 6.05 in / 153.6 mm
2
3
4
4. 1.02 in / 25.9 mm
5. 3.38 in / 85.85 mm
5
6. Vehicle Mount
Footprint
9
8
6
7
7. 0.406 in / 10.312 mm
8. 0.88 in / 22.3 mm
9. 1.25 in / 31.75 mm
Figure 31 VX6 Bracket - Mounting Dimensions (Not To Scale)
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Figure 32 VX6 in Vehicle Bracket
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VX6 and VX7 UPS Battery Pack Remote Mount
Refer to the “VX6 User’s Guide” and “VX7 User’s Guide”
for device-specific vehicle installation instruction.
The optional UPS battery pack must be mounted remotely when using the RAM mount system or
a U-bracket designed for a previous model LXE computer. The remote mount can also be used
with the VX6 and VX7 U-bracket assembly if it is not convenient to mount the UPS battery pack
to the U-bracket.
A six foot extension cable is available to connect the UPS battery pack to the mobile device.
Figure 33 Remote UPS Battery Pack Mount
UPS Battery Pack Remote Mounting Dimensions
6
5
4
2
3
1
1
11.00” / 279.40mm
2
10.23” / 259.80mm
3
0.38” / 9.65mm
4
1.39” / 35.31mm
5
3.04” / 77.22mm
6
0.30” / 7.62mm
Figure 34 UPS Battery Pack Remote Mounting Dimensions
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VX7 Vehicle Cradle Mount System
RAM Mount System
Refer to the “VX7 User’s Guide” for complete vehicle
installation instruction.
Mounting Dimensions
Note:
Drill and tap holes for 1/4 bolts.
60º
60º
3.69" / 93.73 mm
2.75" / 69.85 mm
120º
120º
Figure 35 VX7 RAM Bracket - Mounting Dimensions (Not To Scale)
RAM Mount
RAM Mount with Integrated Keyboard Mount
Figure 36 Completed VX7 RAM Mount Assembly
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VX7 U-Bracket Mount System
Refer to the “VX7 User’s Guide” for complete vehicle
installation instruction.
Mounting Positions
Figure 37 Suggested Mounting Positions
Mounting Dimensions
1. 14.40 in / 359.2 mm
1
2. 12.10 in / 307.3 mm
3. 6.05 in / 153.6 mm
2
3
4
4. 1.02 in / 25.9 mm
5. 3.38 in / 85.85 mm
5
6. Vehicle Mount
Footprint
9
8
6
7
7. 0.406 in / 10.312 mm
8. 0.88 in / 22.3 mm
9. 1.25 in / 31.75 mm
Figure 38 VX7 Bracket - Mounting Dimensions (Not To Scale)
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Vehicle Mount Bracket
Bracket with Integrated Keyboard Mount
Figure 39 VX7 in Vehicle Bracket
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Remote LXE Keyboard Bracket Assembly
Refer to the “VX7 User’s Guide” for complete keyboard
installation instruction.
1. Keyboard Cable
2. LXE Keyboard
3. Bracket
4. Mounting Surface
5. Mounting Hardware (not shown):
Screws, 8-32x5/8 (4 each) for use
with the 95-key keyboard
Screws, 10-32x5/8 (4 each) for
use with the 60-key keyboard
Figure 40 Remote Keyboard Bracket Assembly
Remote Keyboard Mounting Dimensions
1
1. 6.2 inch / 157 mm
2. 4.0 inch / 101.6 mm
5
2
3. 0.3 inch / 7.6 mm
4. 4.0 inch / 101.6 mm
5. 2.3 inch / 57.2 mm
4
3
Figure 41 Remote Keyboard - Mounting Dimensions
The overall space required for the keyboards are:
•
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LXE 60-key keyboard: 4.40” (111.50mm) x 11.90” (302.00mm)
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Vehicle Mounted Cradle and Antenna Installation
General Instructions
The instructions below are valid for all computers. Carefully select the mounting location of the
computer with the following in mind:
•
Do not mount the computer in the vehicle where it may obscure the field of vision required
for safe operation of the vehicle.
•
Do not mount the computer in the vehicle where it may interfere with the driver's access to
any of the vehicle's operating controls.
•
Do not mount the computer in the vehicle where it might subject the driver to injury during an
emergency stop.
•
Do mount the computer in the vehicle for ease of use and good visibility of the computer
display.
•
The antenna must not be mounted within 6 inches of any metal portion of the vehicle.
Attaching the Cradle Mounting
Bracket
The cradle’s mounting brackets must be mounted securely to the framework of the vehicle (not to
any customer-fabricated extensions of the framework). If the computer brackets are not mounted
to the vehicle itself, excessive vibration may occur. LXE is not responsible for damage to the
computer resulting from excessive vibration due to improper mounting. See “Appendix B Mobile
Device Vehicle Mounting”.
Drilling Holes
Check behind/below the metal panel before drilling holes. The drilling operation can cause
damage to electrical wiring, fuel/oil/hydraulic lines or other vehicle components that may be
hidden behind the drilling site.
Securing the Mounting Bracket
When the holes are properly drilled, the cradle’s bracket may be bolted to the vehicle. Place a
lock-washer under each nut. The computer will be secured in the cradle after the LXE Field
Engineer tests the computers and installs the customer defined parameters in the computer.
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Vehicle Remote Antenna Mounting
1.
Attach and secure the mounting plate to the highest point on the safety cage, following these
precautions:
•
The plate must be mounted so the antenna is not damaged while the vehicle or any of
its parts are moving.
•
The mounting plate must be parallel to the floor.
•
If the computer requires two antennas, they must be mounted at least 12 inches
(304.8mm) apart.
2.
Attach the female connector of the coaxial cable to the antenna connector on the vehicle
mounted computer.
3.
Insert the male connector on the coaxial cable though the hole in the mounting plate.
4.
Secure the connector to the mounting plate with the washer and hex nut.
5.
Use cable ties to secure the coaxial cable to the vehicle as necessary. Make sure the cable is
routed so it is not damaged by any moving parts of the vehicle.
6.
Attach the antenna to the male connector on the end of the coaxial cable. The antenna must
be mounted in a vertical position.
7.
If the computer is using dual antennas (diversity option), repeat steps for second antenna.
Note
Please refer to the equipment-specific reference guide for the mobile device to ensure the
radio card is properly configured to use antenna diversity.
1
3
2
4
5
1
Antenna
2
Mounting Plate
3
Vehicle Safety Cage
4
Coaxial Cable
5
Vehicle Mounted Cradle
Securing Mobile Device
Figure 42 Typical Remote Antenna Installation
RF Safety Notice (Specifically for Mobile Equipment with attached internal or external antennas)
Caution
This device is intended to transmit RF energy. For protection against RF exposure to
humans and in accordance with FCC and Industry Canada rules, this transmitter
should be installed such that a minimum separation distance of at least 20cm (7.8 in.) is
maintained between the antenna and the general population.
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Vehicle Mount Power Cable Wiring
Attach the computer’s mounting bracket to the vehicle before routing the computer’s electrical
cable. This enables you to better judge the length of cable required.
Power source
LXE computers require a continuous source of relatively noise-free DC power. If this requirement
is not satisfied, data in the computer may be lost. To maintain North American Safety Approval
the power cord must be connected to a fused circuit on the vehicle. The fused circuit must use a 5
Amp (maximum) slow blow fuse. If the connection is made directly to the battery, the 5 Amp fuse
should be placed within 5 inches of the battery positive (+) computer.
Warning:
Once you connect the power cable to the vehicle
battery, the possibility of shock exists from the
exposed plug until connected to the computer.
General Guide
It is beyond the scope of this document to recommend specific connection points for all possible
types of vehicles; however, the following general rules are provided for your guidance.
See “Appendix C Mobile Device Vehicle Power Installation”.
Power Connection Point
While observing the fuse requirements specified above, connect the power cable as close as
possible to the actual battery terminals of the vehicle.
IMPORTANT:
Power connection should never be made at any point after the
ignition switch of the vehicle.
Routing the Power Cable
Route the cable the shortest way possible. The input cable from the connection to the battery is
rated for a maximum temperature of 60°C / 140°F. When routing this cable it should be protected
from physical damage and from surfaces that might exceed this temperature.
Additional Cautions
Do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring insulation to deteriorate. If
the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controller Rectifiers (SCR's) for vehicle
operation, do not route the power cable in close proximity to the panel.
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LXE Vehicle
Mounted Cradle
or Mobile Device
+
In-Line
Fuse, 5A
Chassis
Ground
Ignition Switch
Vehicle
Battery
Crimp a ring terminal
with both wires and
connect to a convenient
terminal post for
making the connection
to the negative side
of the battery.
Figure 43 Vehicle Mount Power Cable Wiring
Suggested Connecting Points
The ignition switch is an easily accessible connection point for the + side of the battery. The LXE
computer must always be connected to DC power whether the ignition switch is on or not. The
computer should not be connected through the switch. If possible, crimp the Ring Terminal with
both wires.
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Appendix C Mobile Device Vehicle Power Installation
Introduction
Information in this appendix is drawn from the latest versions of the specific equipment’s
reference guides.
It is very important that the vehicle power installation instructions be followed for the specific
device that is to be wired. Each mobile device is unique as far as power requirements, wiring,
grounding requirements, internal circuitry and fuse placements.
Caution:
For proper and safe installation, the input power cable must be connected to a fused circuit
on the vehicle. This fused circuit requires a 5 Amp maximum time delay (slow blow) high
interrupting rating fuse. If the supply connection is made directly to the battery, the fuse
should be installed in the positive lead within 5 inches of the battery positive (+) terminal.
For installation by trained service personnel only.
Warning:
Risk of ignition or explosion. Explosive gas mixture may be vented from battery. Work only in
well ventilated area. Avoid creating arcs and sparks at battery terminals.
Warning:
Do not install metal safety straps to keep the computer from falling if the isolators fail. Only
non-conducting straps must be used.
Follow the instruction sheets enclosed with each mobile device and cradle. If there are no
instruction packets enclosed with the devices, please refer to the following guides on the LXE
Manuals CD and the LXE ServicePass website:
Mobile Device
Reference Material
MX3
MX3 Cradle Reference Guide
MX5
MX5 Cradle Reference Guide
MX6
MX6 Cradle Reference Guide
VX5
VX5 User’s Guide
VX6
VX6 User’s Guide
VX7
VX7 User’s Guide
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MX3 Vehicle Mounted Cradle
Refer to the “MX3 Cradle Reference Guide” for devicespecific vehicle installation instruction.
MX3 Vehicle Cradle 10.8-16 VDC Direct Connection
Figure 44 Direct Vehicle Power Connection Cable (12 Ft.)
Figure 45 Connecting the Power Cable to the Vehicle
Note:
Correct electrical polarity is required for safe and proper installation. Connecting the
cable to the vehicle cradle with the polarity reversed will cause the vehicle cradle fuse to
be blown. See the following table for wire color-coding specifics.
1.
The MX3 must be turned off.
2.
While observing the fuse requirements specified above, connect the power cable as close
as possible to the actual battery terminals of the vehicle. When available, always connect
to unswitched terminals in vehicle fuse panel, after providing proper fusing.
ATTENTION:
3.
For uninterrupted power, electrical supply connections should not be
made at any point after the ignition switch of the vehicle.
Route the cable the shortest way possible. The input cable from the connection to the
battery is rated for a maximum temperature of 90°C (194°F). When routing this cable it
should be protected from physical damage and from surfaces that might exceed this
temperature.
Do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring insulation to
deteriorate.
Note: If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controller Rectifiers
(SCR's), avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with safe operation and maintenance of
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the vehicle.
Use proper electrical and mechanical fastening means for terminating the cable. Properly
sized "crimp" type electrical terminals are an accepted method of termination. Please
select electrical connectors sized for use with 18AWG (1mm2) conductors.
Wiring color codes for LXE supplied DC input power cabling:
Vehicle Supply
+10.8 - 16VDC
Return
Vehicle Chassis
(DC +)
(DC -)
(GND)
Wire Color
Red with White Stripe
Red with Black Stripe
Green
Figure 46 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes
Note:
LXE’s MX3 accepts a wide DC input voltage range. Do not connect the cradle
input power cable to the MX3 or any other LXE device or damage to that device
may occur.
4.
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at
approximately one foot intervals, taking care not to over tighten and pinch conductors or
penetrate outer cable jacket.
5.
Insert the power cable into the power jack on the vehicle cradle.
6.
To relieve possible strain on the cradle power connector, provide mechanical support for
the power cable by securing it to the vchicle structure or mounting bracket no more than
six inches from the cradle power connector, taking care not to over tighten and pinch
conductors or penetrate the outer cable jacket. Ensure that there is some slack in the cable
between the connector and mechanical support to prevent pressure from being applied to
the power connector.
7.
The vehicle cradle is ready for use.
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MX3 Vehicle Cradle 24/60VDC Input Cable Connection
Caution
For proper and safe installation, the input power cable must be connected
to a fused circuit on the vehicle. This fused circuit requires a 5 Amp
maximum time delay (slow blow) fuse. If the supply connection is made
directly to the battery, the fuse should be installed in the positive lead
within 5 inches of the battery positive (+) terminal.
1. Power Switch
2. Power On Indicator
3. Output to Vehicle Cradle
4. Input from Vehicle Battery
Figure 47 Vehicle Power Supply, 24 - 72VDC (Fuse Not Shown)
Figure 48 Connecting the Power Supply to the Vehicle
Power Supply Dimensions
Length 9.25”
Height 2.5”
Width 4.7”
DIAGRAM IS NOT TO SCALE
Figure 49 Power Supply Footprint
1.
If the mobile device is in the cradle, it can be either On or Off during this process.
2.
While observing the fuse requirements specified above, connect the power cable as close
as possible to the actual battery terminals of the vehicle.
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3.
When available, always connect to unswitched terminals in the vehicle fuse panel, after
profiding proper fusing.
IMPORTANT:
For uninterrupted power, electrical supply connections should not be made at any
point after the ignition switch of the vehicle.
4.
Route the cable the shortest way possible. The input cable from the connection to the
battery is rated for a maximum temperature of 60°C (140°F). When routing this cable it
should be protected from physical damage and from surfaces which might exceed this
temperature.
Additionally do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring
insulation to deteriorate.
If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCR's),
avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with the driver's safe operation and
maintenance of the vehicle.
Use proper electrical and mechanical fastening means for terminating the cable.
Properly sized "crimp" type electrical terminals are an accepted method of termination.
Wiring color codes for LXE supplied DC input power cabling:
Vehicle Supply
+24-60VDC
(DC +)
Return
(DC -)
Vehicle Chassis (GND)
Wire Color
Brown or White
Blue or Black
Green
Figure 50 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes
Note:
The input power cord for the DC-DC Power Supply uses white, black and green
wires. Some LXE products have DC input power cords with brown, blue and
green wires. The previous table shows the correct electrical connection for
either type of cable.
5.
When available, always connect to unswitched terminals in the vehicle fuse panel, after
profiding proper fusing.
6.
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at
approximately one foot intervals, taking care not to overtighten and pinch conductors or
penetrate outer cable jacket.
7.
Connect the Power Supply to the cradle by aligning the keyed water tight connector pins
to the power connector; push down on the keyed water tight connector and twist it to
fasten securely.
8.
Turn the Power Supply on. The ON LED on the Power Supply illuminates when it is
receiving power from the vehicle.
9.
The Cradle Status LED illuminates green. The mobile device CHGR LED illuminates.
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MX5 Vehicle Mounted Cradle
Refer to the “MX5 Cradle Reference Guide” for devicespecific vehicle installation instruction.
MX5 Vehicle Mount Cradle 24V-72V Adapter
Part Number: 9000A316PS24V72VMX5
1. Power Switch
2. Power On Indicator
3. Output to Vehicle Cradle
4. Input from Vehicle Battery
Figure 51 Vehicle 24V-72V Power Supply Adapter
Figure 52 Connecting Power Supply to Vehicle
Power Supply Dimensions
Length 9.25”
Height 2.5”
Width 4.7”
DIAGRAM IS NOT TO SCALE
Figure 53 Power Supply Footprint
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Connecting 24V-72V Power
Supply to Vehicle
1.
If the mobile device is in the storage cradle, it can be either On or Off during this process.
2.
Turn the Power Supply toggle switch to the Off position.
3.
Connect the power cable as close as possible to the actual battery terminals of the vehicle.
When available, always connect to unswitched terminals in the vehicle fuse panel, after
providing proper fusing.
4.
Important: For uninterrupted power, electrical supply connections should not be made at any
point after the ignition switch of the vehicle.
1.
Route the cable the shortest way possible. The input cable from the connection to the battery
is rated for a maximum temperature of 60°C (140°F). When routing this cable it should be
protected from physical damage and from surfaces which might exceed this temperature.
Additionally do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring insulation
to deteriorate.
Note:
If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controller Rectifiers
(SCR's), avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with the user's safe operation and
maintenance of the vehicle. Use proper electrical and mechanical fastening means for
terminating the cable. Properly sized "crimp" type electrical terminals are an accepted method
of termination.
Wiring color codes for LXE supplied DC input power cabling:
Vehicle Supply
+12VDC
(DC +)
Return
(DC -)
Vehicle Chassis (GND)
Wire Color
Red / Black
Red / White
Green
Figure 54 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes
2.
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at
approximately one foot intervals, taking care not to overtighten and pinch conductors or
penetrate outer cable jacket.
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MX5 Vehicle Cradle 12V Bare Wire Adapter
Part Number: MX5A306PS12V
Note:
The DC Adapter uses a snap in connector for connection between the output cable and
the adapter body. To assure a proper and reliable connection, be sure that when
connecting the output cable connectors to the adapter body that the connector audibly
snaps into place. This will prevent the connector from sliding out of it’s jack.
Figure 55 Vehicle 12V Bare Wire Adapter Kit (Cigarette Lighter Adapter Not
Shown)
MX5 Cable
Bare Wire Cable
Black Lead (Negative)
White Lead (Positive)
Inline Fuse
Brick and Mounting Bracket
Figure 56 Components
Mounting hardware and tools are not supplied by LXE.
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Connecting 12V Power Adapter to
MX5
Note:
If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controller Rectifiers
(SCR's), avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
If the mobile device is in the storage cradle, it can be either On or Off during this process.
•
Connect the power cable as close as possible to the actual battery terminals of the
vehicle. When available, always connect to unswitched terminals in the vehicle fuse
panel, after providing proper fusing.
•
Important: For uninterrupted power, electrical supply connections should not be
made at any point after the ignition switch of the vehicle.
•
Route the cable the shortest way possible. The input cable from the connection to the
battery is rated for a maximum temperature of 60°C (140°F). When routing this
cable it should be protected from physical damage and from surfaces which might
exceed this temperature. Additionally do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that
may cause the wiring insulation to deteriorate.
•
Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with the user's safe operation and
maintenance of the vehicle. Use proper electrical and mechanical fastening means
for terminating the cable. Properly sized "crimp" type electrical terminals are an
accepted method of termination.
•
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at
approximately one foot intervals, taking care not to overtighten and pinch conductors
or penetrate outer cable jacket.
•
Connect the direct connect input cable from the vehicle battery to the DC to DC
Adapter by inserting the barrel end into the appropriate opening next to the Power
LED until an audible click is heard.
•
The Power LED on the DC to DC Adapter illuminates when it is receiving power
from the vehicle battery.
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MX6 Vehicle Mount Cradle Installation
Refer to the “MX6 Cradle Reference Guide” for devicespecific vehicle installation instruction.
Vehicle 12-48VDC Direct Connection
12-48V Vehicle Cradle Power Cable, Bare Wire, 6ft
MX6A386PWRCBL6FT
To be installed on NEGATIVE and FLOATING GROUND VEHICLES ONLY.
For proper and safe installation, the input power cable must be connected to a fused circuit
on the vehicle. This fused circuit requires a 3 Amp maximum time delay (slow blow) high
interrupting rating fuse or 4 Amp standard. If the supply connection is made directly to the
battery, the fuse should be installed in the positive lead within 5 inches of the battery positive
(+) terminal.
For installation by trained service personnel only.
Caution:
Warning:
Risk of ignition or explosion. Explosive gas mixture may be vented from vehicle battery. Work
only in well ventilated area. Avoid creating arcs and sparks at battery terminals.
1- To Vehicle Battery
2- To Vehicle Mounted
Cradle
3- Red (DC+)
4- Black (DC-)
5- 12 – 48 VDC
Figure 57 12-48VDC Direct Vehicle Power Connection Cable (Fuse Not Shown)
Note:
Correct electrical polarity is required for safe and proper installation. Connecting the
cable to the computer with the polarity reversed will cause the computer’s fuse to be
blown. See the following figure titled "Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes" for
additional wire color-coding specifics.
How To: Connect Vehicle 12-48VDC Direct Connection
1.
The MX6 must be turned off.
2.
While observing the fuse requirements specified above, connect the power cable as close
as possible to the actual battery terminals of the vehicle. When available, always connect
to unswitched terminals in vehicle fuse panel, after providing proper fusing.
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ATTENTION:
3.
For uninterrupted power, electrical supply connections should not be
made at any point after the ignition switch of the vehicle.
Route the cable the shortest way possible. The input cable from the connection to the
battery is rated for a maximum temperature of 90°C (194°F). When routing this cable it
should be protected from physical damage and from surfaces that might exceed this
temperature.
Do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring insulation to
deteriorate.
Note: If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controller Rectifiers
(SCR's), avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with safe operation and maintenance of
the vehicle.
Use proper electrical and mechanical fastening means for terminating the cable. Properly
sized "crimp" type electrical terminals are an accepted method of termination. Please
select electrical connectors sized for use with 18AWG (1mm2) conductors.
Wiring color codes for LXE supplied DC input power cabling:
Vehicle Supply
Wire Color
+12 - 48VDC
(DC +)
Red
Return
(DC -)
Black
Figure 58 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes
Note:
LXE’s MX6 accepts a wide DC input voltage range. Do not connect the cradle
input power cable to the MX6 or any other LXE device or damage to that device
may occur.
4.
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at
approximately one foot intervals, taking care not to over tighten and pinch conductors or
penetrate outer cable jacket.
5.
Insert the power cable into the power jack on the vehicle cradle.
6.
To relieve possible strain on the cradle power connector, provide mechanical support for
the power cable by securing it to the vchicle structure or mounting bracket no more than
six inches from the cradle power connector, taking care not to over tighten and pinch
conductors or penetrate the outer cable jacket. Ensure that there is some slack in the cable
between the connector and mechanical support to prevent pressure from being applied to
the power connector.
7.
The vehicle cradle is ready for use.
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Vehicle Cradle 24-72VDC Input Cable Connection
24-72V Vehicle Cradle Power Supply
Output 12VDC
9000A316PS24V72VMX6
Caution
For proper and safe installation, the input power cable must be connected
to a fused circuit on the vehicle. This fused circuit requires a 5 Amp
maximum time delay (slow blow) fuse. If the supply connection is made
directly to the battery, the fuse should be installed in the positive lead
within 5 inches of the battery positive (+) terminal.
5. Power Switch
6. Power On Indicator
7. Output to Vehicle Cradle
8. Input from Vehicle Battery
Figure 59 Vehicle Power Supply, 24 - 72VDC (Fuse Not Shown)
Figure 60 Connecting the Power Supply to the Vehicle
Power Supply Dimensions
Length 9.25”
Height 2.5”
Width 4.7”
DIAGRAM IS NOT TO SCALE
Figure 61 Power Supply Footprint
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1.
If the mobile device is in the cradle, it can be either On or Off during this process.
2.
Turn the Power Supply toggle switch to the Off position.
3.
While observing the fuse requirements specified above, connect the power cable as close as
possible to the actual battery terminals of the vehicle. When available, always connect to
unswitched terminals in the vehicle fuse panel, after providing proper fusing.
IMPORTANT:
For uninterrupted power, electrical supply connections should not be made at any point
after the ignition switch of the vehicle.
4.
Route the cable the shortest way possible. The input cable from the connection to the
battery is rated for a maximum temperature of 60°C (140°F). When routing this cable it
should be protected from physical damage and from surfaces which might exceed this
temperature.
Additionally do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring
insulation to deteriorate.
Note: If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controlled Rectifiers
(SCR's), avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with the operator's safe operation and
maintenance of the vehicle.
Use proper electrical and mechanical fastening means for terminating the cable. Properly
sized "crimp" type electrical terminals are an accepted method of termination.
Wiring color codes for LXE supplied DC input power cabling:
Vehicle Supply
Wire Color
+24-72VDC
(DC +)
Brown or White
Return
(DC -)
Blue or Black
Vehicle Chassis (GND)
Green
Figure 62 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes
Note:
The input power cord for the DC-DC Power Supply uses white, black and green
wires. Some LXE products have DC input power cords with brown, blue and green
wires. The previous table shows the correct electrical connection for either type of
cable.
5.
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at
approximately one foot intervals, taking care not to overtighten and pinch conductors or
penetrate outer cable jacket.
6.
Connect the Power Supply to the cradle by aligning the keyed water tight connector pins to
the power connector; push down on the keyed water tight connector and twist it to fasten
securely.
7.
Turn the Power Supply on. The ON LED on the Power Supply illuminates when it is
receiving power from the vehicle.
8.
The Cradle Status LED illuminates green.
9.
The mobile device CHGR LED illuminates.
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VX5 Vehicle Power Installation
Refer to the “VX5 User’s Guide” for device-specific
vehicle installation instruction.
Vehicle 12-80VDC Power Connection
For proper and safe installation, the input power cable must be connected to a
fused circuit on the vehicle. This fused circuit requires a 10 Amp maximum
time delay (slow blow) high interrupting rating fuse. If the supply connection is
made directly to the battery, the fuse should be installed in the positive lead
within 5 inches of the battery positive (+) terminal.
Caution:
!
For installation by trained service personnel only.
Caution:
!
Risk of ignition or explosion. Explosive gas mixture may be vented from
battery. Work only in well ventilated area. Avoid creating arcs and sparks at
battery terminals.
Warning:
!
1. To Vehicle Battery
1
GND
+
-
2
2. To Vehicle Mounted Device or
UPS Battery Pack
3. Green (GND)
3
4. White (DC+)
6
4
5. Black (DC-)
5
6. 12 – 80 VDC
Figure 63 Vehicle Power Connection Cable (Fuse Not Shown)
1
2
3
6
7
4
8
5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Vehicle Electrical System
10 Amp Slow Blow Fuse
DC +
DC Vehicle Chassis
White
Black
Green
Figure 64 Connecting the Power Cable to the Vehicle
Note:
Correct electrical polarity is required for safe and proper installation. Connecting the
cable to the VX5 with the polarity reversed will cause the VX5’s fuse to be blown. See the
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following figure titled “Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes” for additional wire
color-coding specifics.
Connect Vehicle 12-80VDC Connection
1.
The VX5 must be turned off and the power cable must be UNPLUGGED from the
VX5.
2.
While observing the fuse requirements specified above, connect the power cable as
close as possible to the actual battery terminals of the vehicle. When available, always
connect to unswitched terminals in vehicle fuse panel, after providing proper fusing.
ATTENTION:
3.
For uninterrupted power, electrical supply connections should not
be made at any point after the ignition switch of the vehicle.
Route the power cable the shortest way possible. The cable is rated for a maximum
temperature of 105°C (221°F). When routing this cable it should be protected from
physical damage and from surfaces that might exceed this temperature.
Do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring insulation to
deteriorate.
Note: If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controller Rectifiers
(SCR’s), avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with safe operation and maintenance
of the vehicle.
Use proper electrical and mechanical fastening means for terminating the cable.
Properly sized “crimp” type electrical terminals are an accepted method of termination.
Please select electrical connectors sized for use with 18AWG (1mm2) conductors.
Wiring color codes for LXE supplied DC input power cabling:
Vehicle Supply
Wire Color
+12 - 80VDC
(DC +)
White
Return
(DC -)
Black
Vehicle Chassis
GND
Green
Figure 65 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes
4.
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at
approximately one foot intervals, taking care not to over tighten and pinch
conductors or penetrate outer cable jacket.
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Connect VX5 without a UPS Battery Pack
A) Vehicle Battery
C
B) Vehicle Power Connection
Cable
C) VX5 Power Connector
GND
+
-
B
A
Figure 66 Direct Connection (No UPS Battery Pack)
1.
Connect the power cable to the VX5 by aligning the water-tight connector pins to the
power connector; push down on the water-tight connector and twist it to fasten
securely.
2.
Turn the VX5 on.
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Connect VX5 to a Integrated Mount UPS Battery Pack
A) Vehicle Battery
B) Vehicle Power
Connection Cable
D
C) UPS Battery Pack
C
D) VX5 Power
Connector
GND
+
-
B
A
Figure 67 Integrated Mount UPS Battery Pack Connection
1.
Connect the power cable to the UPS battery pack by aligning the water-tight connector
pins to the input connector (marked “From Vehicle”); push down on the water-tight
connector and twist it to fasten securely.
2.
Connect the output cable (marked “To Computer”) from the UPS battery pack to the
VX5 by aligning the water-tight connector to the power connector; push down on the
water-tight connector and twist it to fasten securely.
3.
Turn the VX5 on.
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Connect VX5 to a Remotely Mounted UPS Battery Pack
E
A) Vehicle Battery
B) Vehicle Power
Connection Cable
C) UPS Battery Pack
D
D) Extension Cable
E) VX5 Power Connector
GND
C
+
-
A
B
Figure 68 VX5 Remote Mount UPS Battery Pack Connection
1.
Connect the power cable to the UPS battery pack by aligning the water-tight connector
pins to the input connector (marked “From Vehicle”); push down on the water-tight
connector and twist it to fasten securely.
2.
Connect the output cable (marked “To Computer”) from the UPS battery pack to the
extension cable by aligning the water-tight connector to the input end of the extension
cable; push down on the water-tight connector and twist it to fasten securely.
3.
Route the extension cable the shortest way possible. The cable is rated for a maximum
temperature of 105°C (221°F). When routing this cable it should be protected from
physical damage and from surfaces that might exceed this temperature.
Do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring insulation to
deteriorate. Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with safe operation and
maintenance of the vehicle.
Note: If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controller Rectifiers
(SCR’s), avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
4.
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approximately one foot intervals, taking care not to over tighten and pinch conductors
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or penetrate outer cable jacket.
5.
Connect the output end of the extension cable to the VX5 by aligning the water-tight
connector to the power connector; push down on the water-tight connector and twist it
to fasten securely.
6.
Turn the VX5 on.
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VX6 Vehicle Power Installation
Vehicle 12-80VDC Power Connection
Caution:
!
Caution:
For proper and safe installation, the input power cable must be connected to a
fused circuit on the vehicle. This fused circuit requires a 10 Amp maximum
time delay (slow blow) high interrupting rating fuse. If the supply connection is
made directly to the battery, the fuse should be installed in the positive lead
within 5 inches of the battery positive (+) terminal.
For installation by trained service personnel only.
!
Warning:
!
Note:
Risk of ignition or explosion. Explosive gas mixture may be vented from
battery. Work only in well ventilated area. Avoid creating arcs and sparks at
battery terminals.
Please see “Power Adapter Cable” later in this section for information on adapting a
VX1, VX2 or VX4 DC power supply to the VX6.
1. To Vehicle Battery
1
GND
+
-
2
2. To Vehicle Mounted
Device or UPS Battery
Pack
3. Green (GND)
3
6
4
4. White (DC+)
5. Black (DC-)
5
6. 12 – 80 VDC
Figure 69 Vehicle Power Connection Cable (Fuse Not Shown)
1. Vehicle Electrical
System
1
2. 10 Amp Slow
Blow Fuse
DC +
6
DC 7
Vehicle Chassis
8
White
Black
Green
Figure 70 Connecting the Power Cable to the Vehicle
2
3
4
5
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Note:
Correct electrical polarity is required for safe and proper installation. Connecting the
cable to the VX6 with the polarity reversed will cause the VX6’s fuse to be blown. See the
following figure titled “Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes” for additional wire
color-coding specifics.
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Connect Vehicle 12-80VDC Connection
1.
The VX6 must be turned off and the power cable must be UNPLUGGED from the
VX6.
2.
While observing the fuse requirements specified above, connect the power cable as
close as possible to the actual battery terminals of the vehicle. When available, always
connect to unswitched terminals in vehicle fuse panel, after providing proper fusing.
ATTENTION:
3.
For uninterrupted power, electrical supply connections should not
be made at any point after the ignition switch of the vehicle.
Route the power cable the shortest way possible. The cable is rated for a maximum
temperature of 105°C (221°F). When routing this cable it should be protected from
physical damage and from surfaces that might exceed this temperature.
Do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring insulation to
deteriorate.
Note: If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controller Rectifiers
(SCR’s), avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with safe operation and maintenance
of the vehicle.
Use proper electrical and mechanical fastening means for terminating the cable.
Properly sized “crimp” type electrical terminals are an accepted method of termination.
Please select electrical connectors sized for use with 18AWG (1mm2) conductors.
Wiring color codes for LXE supplied DC input power cabling:
Vehicle Supply
Wire Color
+12 - 80VDC
(DC +)
White
Return
(DC -)
Black
Vehicle Chassis
GND
Green
Figure 71 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes
4.
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at
approximately one foot intervals, taking care not to over tighten and pinch conductors
or penetrate outer cable jacket.
5.
Refer to the following sections to complete the power connection to the VX6.
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Connect VX6 without a UPS Battery Pack
GND
+
-
B
A
C
Figure 72 Direct Connection (No UPS Battery Pack)
A
Vehicle Battery
B
Vehicle Power Connection Cable
C
VX6 Computer
1.
Connect the power cable to the vehicle’s electrical system as described in “Connect
Vehicle 12-80VDC Connection”.
2.
Connect the power cable to the VX6 by aligning the water-tight connector pins to the
power connector on the bottom of the VX6; push down on the water-tight connector
and twist it to fasten securely.
3.
Turn the VX6 on.
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Connect VX6 to a Integrated Mount UPS Battery Pack
D
GND
+
-
B
C
A
Figure 73 Integrated Mount UPS Battery Pack Connection
A
Vehicle Battery
B
Vehicle Power Connection Cable
C
UPS Battery Pack
D
VX6 Computer
1.
Connect the power cable to the vehicle’s electrical system as described in “Connect
Vehicle 12-80VDC Connection”.
2.
Connect the power cable to the UPS battery pack by aligning the water-tight connector
pins to the input connector (labeled “From Vehicle”); push down on the water-tight
connector and twist it to fasten securely.
3.
Connect the output cable (labeled “To Computer”) from the UPS battery pack to the
power connector on the bottom of the VX6 by aligning the water-tight connector to the
power connector; push down on the water-tight connector and twist it to fasten
securely.
4.
Turn the VX6 on.
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Connect VX6 to a Remotely Mounted UPS Battery Pack
D
E
GND
+
-
B
A
C
Figure 74 Remote Mount UPS Battery Pack Connection
A
Vehicle Battery
B
Vehicle Power Connection Cable
C
UPS Battery Pack
D
Extension Cable
E
VX6 Computer
1.
Connect the power cable to the vehicle’s electrical system as described in “Connect
Vehicle 12-80VDC Connection”.
2.
Connect the power cable to the UPS battery pack by aligning the water-tight connector
pins to the input connector (labeled “From Vehicle”); push down on the water-tight
connector and twist it to fasten securely.
3.
Connect the output cable (labeled “To Computer”) from the UPS battery pack to the
extension cable by aligning the water-tight connector to the input end of the extension
cable; push down on the water-tight connector and twist it to fasten securely.
4.
Route the extension cable the shortest way possible. The cable is rated for a maximum
temperature of 105°C (221°F). When routing this cable it should be protected from
physical damage and from surfaces that might exceed this temperature.
Do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring insulation to
deteriorate. Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with safe operation and
maintenance of the vehicle.
Note: If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controller Rectifiers
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(SCR’s), avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
5.
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at
approximately one foot intervals, taking care not to over tighten and pinch conductors
or penetrate outer cable jacket.
6.
Connect the output end of the extension cable to the power connector on the bottom of
the VX6 by aligning the water-tight connector to the power connector; push down on
the water-tight connector and twist it to fasten securely.
7.
Turn the VX6 on.
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VX7 Vehicle Power Installation
Vehicle 12-80VDC Power Connection
Caution:
!
Caution:
For proper and safe installation, the input power cable must be connected to a
fused circuit on the vehicle. This fused circuit requires a 10 Amp maximum
time delay (slow blow) high interrupting rating fuse. If the supply connection is
made directly to the battery, the fuse should be installed in the positive lead
within 5 inches of the battery positive (+) terminal.
For installation by trained service personnel only.
!
Warning:
!
Note:
Risk of ignition or explosion. Explosive gas mixture may be vented from
battery. Work only in well ventilated area. Avoid creating arcs and sparks at
battery terminals.
Please see “Power Adapter Cable” later in this section for information on adapting a
VX1, VX2 or VX4 DC power supply to the VX7.
1. To Vehicle Battery
2. To Vehicle Mounted
Device or UPS
Battery Pack
3
3. Green (GND)
4. White (DC+)
6
4
5. Black (DC-)
5
6. 12 – 80 VDC
Figure 75 Vehicle Power Connection Cable (Fuse Not Shown)
1
GND
+
-
1
3
4
5
2
1. Vehicle Electrical
System
2. 10 Amp Slow
Blow Fuse
2
3. DC +
6
4. DC 7
5. Vehicle Chassis
8
6. White
7. Black
8. Green
Figure 76 Connecting the Power Cable to the Vehicle
Note:
Correct electrical polarity is required for safe and proper installation. Connecting the
cable to the VX7 with the polarity reversed will cause the VX7’s fuse to be blown. See the
following figure titled “Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes” for additional wire
color-coding specifics.
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Connect Vehicle 12-80VDC
Connection
1.
The VX7 must be turned off and the power cable must be UNPLUGGED from the
VX7.
2.
While observing the fuse requirements specified above, connect the power cable as
close as possible to the actual battery terminals of the vehicle. When available, always
connect to unswitched terminals in vehicle fuse panel, after providing proper fusing.
ATTENTION:
3.
For uninterrupted power, electrical supply connections should not
be made at any point after the ignition switch of the vehicle.
Route the power cable the shortest way possible. The cable is rated for a maximum
temperature of 105°C (221°F). When routing this cable it should be protected from
physical damage and from surfaces that might exceed this temperature.
Do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring insulation to
deteriorate.
Note: If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controller Rectifiers
(SCR’s), avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with safe operation and maintenance
of the vehicle.
Use proper electrical and mechanical fastening means for terminating the cable.
Properly sized “crimp” type electrical terminals are an accepted method of termination.
Please select electrical connectors sized for use with 18AWG (1mm2) conductors.
Wiring color codes for LXE supplied DC input power cabling:
Vehicle Supply
Wire Color
+12 - 80VDC
(DC +)
White
Return
(DC -)
Black
Vehicle Chassis
GND
Green
Figure 77 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes
4.
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at
approximately one foot intervals, taking care not to over tighten and pinch conductors
or penetrate outer cable jacket.
5.
Refer to the following sections to complete the power connection to the VX7.
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Connect VX7 without a UPS
Battery Pack
GND
+
-
B
A
C
Figure 78 Direct Connection (No UPS Battery Pack)
A
Vehicle Battery
B
Vehicle Power Connection Cable
C
VX7 Computer
1.
Connect the power cable to the vehicle’s electrical system as described in “Connect
Vehicle 12-80VDC Connection”.
2.
Connect the power cable to the VX7 by aligning the water-tight connector pins to the
power connector on the bottom of the VX7; push down on the water-tight connector
and twist it to fasten securely.
3.
Turn the VX7 on.
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Connect VX7 to an Integrated
Mount UPS Battery Pack
D
GND
+
-
B
C
A
Figure 79 Integrated Mount UPS Battery Pack Connection
A
Vehicle Battery
B
Vehicle Power Connection Cable
C
UPS Battery Pack
D
VX7 Computer
1.
Connect the power cable to the vehicle’s electrical system as described in “Connect
Vehicle 12-80VDC Connection”.
2.
Connect the power cable to the UPS battery pack by aligning the water-tight connector
pins to the input connector (labeled “From Vehicle”); push down on the water-tight
connector and twist it to fasten securely.
3.
Connect the output cable (labeled “To Computer”) from the UPS battery pack to the
power connector on the bottom of the VX7 by aligning the water-tight connector to the
power connector; push down on the water-tight connector and twist it to fasten
securely.
4.
Turn the VX7 on.
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Connect VX7 to a Remotely
Mounted UPS Battery Pack
D
E
GND
+
-
B
A
C
Figure 80 Remote Mount UPS Battery Pack Connection
A
Vehicle Battery
B
Vehicle Power Connection Cable
C
UPS Battery Pack
D
Extension Cable
E
VX7 Computer
1.
Connect the power cable to the vehicle’s electrical system as described in “Connect
Vehicle 12-80VDC Connection”.
2.
Connect the power cable to the UPS battery pack by aligning the water-tight connector
pins to the input connector (labeled “From Vehicle”); push down on the water-tight
connector and twist it to fasten securely.
3.
Connect the output cable (labeled “To Computer”) from the UPS battery pack to the
extension cable by aligning the water-tight connector to the input end of the extension
cable; push down on the water-tight connector and twist it to fasten securely.
4.
Route the extension cable the shortest way possible. The cable is rated for a maximum
temperature of 105°C (221°F). When routing this cable it should be protected from
physical damage and from surfaces that might exceed this temperature.
Do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring insulation to
deteriorate. Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with safe operation and
maintenance of the vehicle.
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Note: If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controller Rectifiers
(SCR’s), avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
5.
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at
approximately one foot intervals, taking care not to over tighten and pinch conductors
or penetrate outer cable jacket.
6.
Connect the output end of the extension cable to the power connector on the bottom of
the VX7 by aligning the water-tight connector to the power connector; push down on
the water-tight connector and twist it to fasten securely.
7.
Turn the VX7 on.
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