Black Box | ASTCPOEK | Auto-Sync Time Clock PoE /FPR Kit

PoE/FPR Kit for Auto-Sync Time Clock
The Auto-Sync Time Clock is a validated time system
with a Web interface and auto discovery.
The ASTCPOEK Kit provides Power over Ethernet with Full Power
Reserve (FPR) for the Auto-Sync Time Clock.
Trademarks Used in this Manual
Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox Corporation, Inc.
Digi Connect ME is a registered trademark of Digi International, Inc.
Black Box and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks, and AutoSync is a trademark, of BB Technologies, Inc.
Any other trademarks mentioned in this manual are acknowledged to be the
property of the trademark owners.
Auto-Sync Time Clock FPR Kit
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1. Auto-Sync Time Clock PoE/FPR Kit Installation Guide
This kit (ASTCPOEK) modifies the Auto-Sync Time Clock with the addition of Power
over Ethernet (PoE) and the Full Power Reserve (FPR) battery. These optional
additions to the Auto-Sync Time Clock provides normal operation without the use of
AC power. The PoE provides power to the clock in conjunction with the FPR for
normal operations, while also charging the FPR through the power provided over a
standard Ethernet connection.
The kit contains the following components:
PoE Cable
FPR Battery Pack
Assembly with
Plastic Rivet
Metal Mounting
Plastic Cable Tie (not
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Installation Guide
How to Install the PoE/FPR Kit
1. Disconnect the clock AC adapter from the power outlet.
NOTE: Failure to do so could result in a hazardous shock.
2. Insert and turn the key clockwise to remove the upper cover.
3. Remove the upper cover of the
Auto-Sync Time Clock (see figure to the
4. Remove one small Phillips head retaining
screw from right and left front sides of the
top plate (see Figure 1).
5. Disconnect the Ethernet cable at the RJ-45
network connector (see Figure 1).
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AC power
(red &
Figure 1. Top Plate Removal.
6. Lift up the top plate by pulling upwards and
towards the back of the clock to remove it.
Temporarily set aside. Note the alignment of the
top plate during removal – especially the front and
rear tabs (see figure to the right).
7. Carefully lift the front PCB up and out of its
retaining slot. This is the PCB with the coin battery
on it. Just lift the PCB up enough to provide
adequate clearance for the FPR mounting bracket
to be inserted into its side retaining slots on the
right and left sides of the main clock frame (see
Figure 2).
8. Carefully insert the PoE/FPR mounting bracket with
the FPR battery pack and PoE PCB. The mounting
bracket will fit only one way as it has a cutout that
must slip over the rectangular shaped network
connector (see Figure 4).
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Figure 2. Temporarily Relocate Front PCB.
9. After the FPR mounting bracket is in its proper position, return the front PCB to
its original position seated in its retaining slot. In this position the top rear of the
PCB will fit close alongside the FPR mounting bracket.
Figure 3. Front PCB & FPR Mounting Bracket in Position.
10.Install the two plastic rivets (1 per each side) as illustrated in Figure 4 through
the side of the clock frame into the proper locating hole in the FPR mounting
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Figure 4. Auto-Sync Time Clock Rear View.
11.Remove the rear wall mounting plate (see Wall Mounting in the Operation
Guide). Disconnect the AC power connector from the PCB (red & white wires –
see Figure 4).
Figure 5. Rear View Showing AC Power Line For Removal.
12.Unscrew the Phillips head screw and remove the black ground wire for the AC
line (see Figure 5). Remove the AC power line from the back of the clock with
the transformer at the end. You may have to cut a couple of plastic wire ties to
do this.
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13.Reinstall the wall mounting plate (see figures below) on the back of the clock
using caution to verify that the Ethernet cable is properly routed.
Figure 6. Side Clock View with PoE/FPR.
14. Plug in the FPR battery pack cable (the connector with the black and red wires)
into the small open connector (see Figure 7) located just under the battery
pack on the PCB. Next, plug in the PoE connector to the left of the FPR
connector for the PoE cable (yellow wires). It is keyed and can only fit into the
connector one way. The connection for the PoE cable has a 6-pin connector on
the main PCB and a 5-pin connector at the PoE PCB. Both connector ends are
keyed (can only fit in one way). You may have to temporarily remove the
connector on the PoE PCB to install the top plate.
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Figure 7. Rear View Showing PoE & FPR Cables/Connections.
15. Carefully reinstall the top plate by first
inserting the rear tabs into the appropriate
rear notches, making sure the rear centering
tab is located in its notch. Then push the
plate forward (see right-hand figure) making
sure to align the sides and front of the plate
in the proper position. Finally push the plate
downward to lock into position.
16. Insert and tighten the two (2) top plate side retaining screws (one on each
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Figure 8. Top Plate Installed.
17. Insert the Ethernet connector through the hole in the rear of the top plate into
the RJ-45 network connector (previously disconnected in Step 4).
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Figure 9. PoE & FPR Connectors.
18. Replace the upper cover of the Auto-Sync Time Clock.
19. Connect the clock Ethernet cable to a network connection (AC power no longer
required when equipped with the PoE option).
NOTE: After installing the PoE with FPR and connecting the unit to a network
connection for the first time, the PoE may require up to 24 hours to fully
charge the battery pack. However, the unit can be immediately used. You
must keep the clock plugged into the network during normal operation to
maintain a continuous charge. The power reserve battery is designed to
provide additional power for printing during normal operation.
NOTE: For units with the PoE/FPR option, disconnect the FPR battery pack cable
connector if the Auto-Sync Time Clock will not be plugged into a PoE
terminal for an extended amount of time. Leaving the battery pack connect
without charging for a long time could promote battery harm and damage
to the clock.
NOTE: For units with the PoE/FPR option, leaving the Auto-Sync Time Clock
unplugged from a PoE terminal or without power for more than 24
hours may create a problem with the clock starting up (you will see
“low bat” briefly appear in the display). In this instance, the clock should be
started with the battery pack cable disconnected and the clock plugged into
a PoE terminal. Wait until the clock starts up, or displays the time, then the
battery pack cable can be reconnected and it will charge. During this time,
Amano recommends to wait for 24 hours before printing.
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