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by Avocent
Product Line: Avocent ACS6008MDAC
Product Type: remote access
Original price $627.00 - Original price $1,398.00
Original price
$627.00 - $1,398.00
Current price $1,398.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The ACS6008MDAC Avocent features a PowerPC PPC440EPx CPU at 533 MHz with a Security Acceleration Engine, 128 MB NAND flash, and 256 MB DDR-2 memory for efficient processing and data storage. It offers versatile connectivity options including two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on RJ45, one RS-232 serial console port, an AUX RS232 port or an internal modem V.92 port on RJ45, and one USB 2.0 Host port. Designed for reliability, it includes a dual AC power supply, supports a power input range of 100–240 VAC, operates within a temperature range of 32 F to 122 F, and measures 17.250 x 9.5 x 1.75 inches with a weight of 6.6 lbs.

Key Feature for the ACS6008MDAC

  • What is the CPU specification of the ACS 6000 8-port unit?
    The CPU is a PPC440EPx @ 533 MHz, a PowerPC with Security Acceleration Engine.
  • How much memory does the device have?
    It includes 128 MB NAND flash and 256 MB DDR-2 memory, both embedded on the motherboard.
  • What type of power supply does the ACS 6000 support?
    The unit supports dual AC power supply with an internal power range of 100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz frequency, and an optional -48 VDC power supply.
  • Can you detail the networking interfaces available on this device?
    There are 2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on RJ45, 1 RS-232 serial console port on RJ45, 1 AUX RS232 port on RJ45 or an internal modem V.92 port on RJ45 (RJ11 compatible), and 1 USB 2.0 Host on Type A connector.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the ACS 6000 8-port unit?
    The dimensions are 17.250 x 9.5 D x 1.75 in. (43.82 x 24.13 x 4.45 cm) and it weighs 6.6 lbs.
  • What is the operational temperature range for the device?
    The operating temperature range is from 32 F (0 C) to 122 F (50 C).
  • How does the power consumption vary with voltage?
    At 120VAC, the typical consumption is 0.17A, 20W, with a maximum of 0.25A, 30W. At 230VAC, it typically consumes 0.1A, 23W, up to a maximum of 0.15A, 35W.
  • What are the storage temperature limits for the ACS 6000 8-port unit?
    The minimum storage temperature is -4 F (-20 C) and the maximum is 158 F (70 C).
  • Describe the humidity requirements for operating and storing the device.
    For operation, the relative humidity should be between 20% and 80%, non-condensing. For storage, the humidity range is 5% to 80%, also non-condensing.
  • Is there redundancy in power supplies for the ACS 6000 8-port unit?
    Yes, the device supports redundant AC and DC power supplies.

Product Review

The Avocent ACS6008MDAC offers dual AC power supplies and an integrated modem, ensuring operational continuity and remote access capabilities. However, its processing power, provided by a PPC440EPx CPU at 533 MHz, and memory configuration with 128 MB NAND flash and 256 MB DDR-2, may not meet the demands of high-throughput environments. Additionally, while the dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces enhance connectivity options, the limited USB support and reliance on older RS-232 serial ports could restrict its use in modern data center infrastructures.


The Avocent ACS6008MDAC is a comprehensive networking hardware solution designed to deliver efficient management and connectivity for various computing environments. This unit is equipped with a dual AC power supply and an integrated modem, ensuring reliable operation and connectivity options. At the core of the ACS6008MDAC is a PPC440EPx CPU operating at 533 MHz, which includes a PowerPC with a Security Acceleration Engine, providing the necessary computing power and security features for network management tasks. In terms of memory, the unit is outfitted with 128 MB of NAND flash storage and 256 MB of DDR-2 memory, both embedded on the motherboard. These memory specifications ensure smooth operation and sufficient storage for firmware and software applications critical to the device's functionality. Connectivity is a strong point for the ACS6008MDAC, offering a variety of ports and interfaces to accommodate different networking requirements: - Two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (10/100/1000BT) on RJ45 connectors, facilitating high-speed network connections. - One RS-232 serial console port on an RJ45 connector, allowing for direct device management. - An AUX RS232 port on RJ45 or an internal modem V.92 port on RJ45 (RJ11 compatible), providing flexible connectivity options. - One USB 2.0 Host port on a Type A connector, enabling the connection of external devices and storage. For power specifications, the unit operates on an internal power supply ranging from 100–240 VAC, with a 50/60 Hz frequency. It also offers an optional -48 VDC power supply and supports redundant AC and DC power supplies. Power consumption is efficient, with nominal voltages of 120VAC drawing 0.17A typically (20W) and up to 0.25A (30W) maximum, and 230VAC drawing 0.1A typically (23W) and up to 0.15A (35W) maximum. The physical dimensions of the ACS6008MDAC are 17.250 x 9.5 x 1.75 inches (43.82 x 24.13 x 4.45 cm), and it weighs 6.6 lbs, making it compact and lightweight enough for rack-mounted installations in data centers and server rooms. Its operational temperature ranges from 32 F (0 C) to 122 F (50 C), with storage temperatures ranging from -4 F to 158 F (70 C). The device is designed to operate within a relative humidity range of 20% to 80% non-condensing for operating conditions and 5% to 80% for non-operating conditions, ensuring durability and reliability in various environments. In summary, the Avocent ACS6008MDAC is a versatile and efficient solution for managing network connections and devices. Its robust CPU, sufficient memory, multiple connectivity options, and reliable power supply system make it an ideal choice for data centers, network operations centers, and server rooms looking for a scalable and dependable networking hardware solution.


Part Number and ManufacturerAvocent ACS6008MDAC
Product TypeACS 6000, 8-Port Model with Dual AC Power Supply and Integrated Modem
ProcessorPPC440EPx @ 533 MHz (PowerPC Architecture with Security Acceleration)
Storage128 MB NAND Flash (Integrated Circuit on Mainboard)
System Memory256 MB DDR-2 (Integrated Circuit on Mainboard)
Network Ports2 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces (10/100/1000BT)
Console Interface1 RJ45 RS-232 Serial Console Port
Auxiliary Port1 RJ45 RS232 or Internal V.92 Modem Port (RJ11 Compatible)
USB Port1 Type A USB 2.0 Host Connector
Power Input100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Alternative Power OptionOptional -48 VDC Power Supply, Supports Redundant AC/DC Sources
Power Consumption at 120VACTypical: 20W (0.17A), Max: 30W (0.25A)
Power Consumption at 230VACTypical: 23W (0.1A), Max: 35W (0.15A)
Dimensions17.25 x 9.5 x 1.75 inches (43.82 x 24.13 x 4.45 cm)
Weight6.6 pounds
Operating Temperature Range32°F (0°C) to 122°F (50°C)
Storage Temperature Range-4°F (-20°C) to 158°F (70°C)
Minimum Humidity (Operating)20% Non-Condensing
Maximum Humidity (Operating)80% Non-Condensing
Humidity Range (Non-Operating)5% to 80% Relative Humidity

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