c. For Power Tap installations, have a certified electrician open the Power Tap enclosure,
feed the power cable through the unit's LINE AC connector, secure the power cable to
the unit's three screw termination block and tighten the unit's LINE AC clamp (by hand)
to ensure the power cable cannot be pulled from the unit.
d. For Power Tap installations, attach a ground cable between the EARTH GROUND
connector (on the back of the unit) to a suitable earth ground connection as defined by
your local electrical code.
e. Ensure the cable length from the Ethernet source (host) to the Power Tap (or Power
Injector) and AP-5181 does not exceed 100 meters (333 ft). Neither the Power Tap or
Power injector has an On/Off power switch. Each receives power as soon as AC power
is applied. For more information on using the see,
8. Use the supplied cable connector to cover the AP-5181's Console, LAN/PoE and WAN
9. Once power has been applied, Verify the behavior of the AP-5181 LEDs. For more
The AP-5181 is ready to configure. For information on an AP-5181 default configuration, see
Getting Started on page
System Configuration on page
NOTE If installing the AP-5181 in an outdoor area prone to high winds and rain,
2.10 AP-5181 LED Indicators
The AP-5181 utilizes four LED indicators. Five LEDs display within four LED slots on the back of the
access point. The five LEDs have the following display and functionality:
AP-5181 LED Indicators on page
3-1. For specific details on AP-5131 system configurations, see
Motorola recommends using the AP-5181 Heavy Weather Kit (Part No.
KT-5181-HW-01R). This kit shields an AP-5181 from high winds and water
damage as a result of driving rain.
Power Injector and Power Tap Systems