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by Juniper
Product Line: Juniper MX Series Series
Product Type: Chassis
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Product Description

The MX80-AC Juniper features a system capacity of 80 Gbps with 4x 10 Gigabit Ethernet XFP network ports and 3x MIC slots for modular interface cards, supporting a system throughput of 160 Gbps. It is equipped with 2x 500W AC power supplies and a single fan tray, designed for efficient cooling with side-to-side air flow. For management, it includes 1x RJ-45 Serial Console, 1x RJ-45 AUX, 1x 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45, and 1x USB (Type A) ports, alongside 2x Clock ports, with a power input range of 100 to 240 V AC and a typical power draw of 365 W.

FAQs for the MX80-AC

  • What type of network ports are available on the AC chassis?
    The AC chassis includes 4x 10 Gigabit Ethernet XFP network ports.
  • How many Management Ports does it have?
    There are 4 management ports: 1x RJ-45 Serial Console, 1x RJ-45 AUX, 1x 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45, and 1x USB (Type A).
  • What is the system capacity of the AC chassis?
    The system capacity is 80 Gbps.
  • Can you detail the power supply specifications?
    The chassis is equipped with 2x 500W AC power supplies.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the fully loaded AC chassis?
    Dimensions are 17.5 x 3.5 x 23.46 inches (44.5 x 8.9 x 59.6 cm), and the weight fully loaded is 30 lb (13.7 kg).
  • What is the typical power draw for this chassis?
    The typical power draw (AC) is 365 W.
  • How does the AC chassis handle cooling?
    Cooling is managed through a side to side air flow system, which includes 1x Fan Tray.
  • What are the operating temperature and humidity ranges?
    The operating temperature range is 32°-104°F (0°- 40°C), and the operating humidity range is 5% to 90%.
  • What memory specifications come as default with the chassis?
    Default memory includes 8 MB boot flash, 4 GB on NAND flash storage, and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the AC chassis?
    The maximum operating altitude is 10,000 ft (3048 m).

Product Review

The Juniper MX80-AC offers a system capacity of 80 Gbps and includes 4 fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports plus 3 Modular Interface Card (MIC) slots, allowing for flexible network configurations. However, its operating temperature range is limited to 0°-40°C, which might restrict deployment in environments with extreme temperatures. Additionally, the device's power consumption stands at 365W under typical operation, indicating a need for efficient power management in deployments with multiple units.


The Juniper MX80-AC is a compact, high-performance router designed for mid-sized networks and service providers. It features a 2-RU AC chassis, making it suitable for space-constrained environments. The MX80-AC offers exceptional system capacity and throughput, supporting demanding network applications and services. At the core of its network connectivity capabilities are four built-in 10 Gigabit Ethernet XFP ports. This allows for high-speed connections essential for modern data centers and enterprise networks. Additionally, the router is equipped with various management ports including one RJ-45 Serial Console, one RJ-45 AUX, one 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45, and one USB (Type A) port, alongside two clock ports for comprehensive network management and timing synchronization. The MX80-AC is designed with flexibility in mind, featuring three Modular Interface Card (MIC) slots. This modular approach enables users to customize the router according to their network requirements, supporting a wide range of interfaces and services. The system's cooling is managed by a single, efficient fan tray, ensuring reliable operation under various conditions. Powering the MX80-AC are two 500W AC power supplies, providing redundancy and reliability for uninterrupted service. The router's system capacity is rated at 80 Gbps, with a system throughput of up to 160 Gbps, illustrating its capability to handle high volumes of traffic. It supports a maximum of 80 1GbE or 8 10GbE interfaces, offering versatility in network design.
  • Rack mounts are included, supporting both front or center mounting, allowing up to 24 systems per rack for optimized space utilization.
  • Dimensions are 17.5 x 3.5 x 23.46 inches, with a fully loaded weight of 30 lb/13.7 kg, making it manageable for rack installations.
  • The default memory configuration includes 8 MB boot flash, 4 GB on NAND flash storage, and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, sufficient for most routing and networking tasks.
In terms of power specifications, the MX80-AC operates on 100 to 240 V AC, with a typical power draw of 365 W. Airflow is managed from side to side, ensuring components within the chassis remain cool. The operating temperature range is from 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C), with an operating humidity of 5% to 90%, and it can function at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3048 m). These operational parameters ensure the router's reliability in a wide range of environmental conditions. The Juniper MX80-AC combines high-performance networking capabilities with flexibility and reliability, making it an ideal solution for growing networks requiring high-speed connectivity and services. Its compact size, combined with its high system capacity and throughput, ensures that it meets the needs of both service providers and enterprise networks, offering a scalable solution that can grow with demand.


Item NumberJuniper MX80-AC
Case TypeAC
Ethernet Interfaces4x 10GbE XFP (integrated MIC)
Administrative Interfaces1x Serial RJ-45, 1x AUX RJ-45, 1x 1GbE RJ-45, 1x USB (Type A), 2x Clock interfaces
Expansion Slots3 MIC slots available
Cooling SystemSingle fan tray
Energy UnitsDual 500W AC power units
Processing Capability80 Gbps
Mounting EquipmentProvided (2-RU size)
Max Units per Enclosure24
Network Slots4 fixed 10GbE + 3 MIC slots
Bandwidth per Slot20 Gbps
Total Data Throughput160 Gbps
1GbE Ports Max80
10GbE Ports Max8
Installation OptionsFront or middle
Size (W x H x D)17.5 x 3.5 x 23.46 inches (44.5 x 8.9 x 59.6 cm)
Operational Weight30 pounds (13.7 kg)
Memory Configuration8 MB boot flash; 4 GB NAND flash storage; 2 GB DDR2 RAM
Included HardwarePower supplies, cooling fans
AC Power Range100 to 240 V AC
Power Consumption (typical)365 W
Cooling MechanismLateral airflow
Operating Temp Range32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Humidity Tolerance5% to 90% non-condensing
Max Operating Elevation10,000 feet (3048 meters)

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