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Mounting Plate
Ceiling Backing Plate
Ceiling Screws (Qty. 4)
Keps Nuts (Qty. 4)
T-Bar Mounts (Qty. 2)
T-Bar Screws (Qty. 2)
Allen Wrench
Wall Screws (Qty. 4)
Screw Anchors (Qty. 4)
Cable Feed Plug
Gigabit PoE* (48V, 0.5A) with Mount Bracket
Power Cord*

* Included only in the single-pack of the UAP-AC-SHD

Installation Requirements

IMPORTANT: The UAP-AC-SHD requires the UniFi Network Application v5.4 or higher, available at: ui.com/download/unifi

Hardware Overview



Security Slot

If you need to remove the UniFi AP from the Mounting Plate, insert a flat, thin object like a zip tie or large paper clip in the Security Slot to release the Lock Tab and turn the UniFi AP counterclockwise.


The Reset button serves two functions for the UniFi AP:

  • Restart Press and release the Reset button quickly.
  • Restore to Factory Default Settings Press and hold the Reset button for more than five seconds.


The USB 3C port is reserved for future use.


The Secondary port is a Gigabit Ethernet port used for bridging.


The Main port is a Gigabit Ethernet port used to connect the power and should be connected to the LAN and DHCP server.

IMPORTANT: The UAP-AC-SHD cannot be powered by the US-8 or US-8-60W; however, it can be powered by other UniFi PoE Switches that provide 802.3at PoE+ power.

Mounting Plate

The Mounting Plate offers a variety of mounting holes for different applications. The legend printed on the Mounting Plate identifies the holes used for each application.

Hardware Installation

The UniFi AP can be mounted on a wall, ceiling tile, drop ceiling T-rail (up to 40 mm), or electrical junction box. Perform the steps for the appropriate installation.

Note for UniFi AP replacement: The holes marked “A” on the Mounting Plate line up with the holes of mounting brackets used for previous UniFi AP models.

Wall Mount

  1. Optional

  2. Optional

Ceiling Mount

T-Bar Mount

Junction or Outlet Box Mount

  1. Use the legend printed on the Mounting Plate to select the appropriate mounting holes for your installation.
  2. Pull the Ethernet cable through the Mounting Plate, and attach the Mounting Plate to the junction or outlet box using at least two screws (not included).

    Note: For in-wall applications, position the Mounting Plate with the Arrow pointing upwards.

Powering the UniFi AP

The UAP-AC-SHD features auto-sensing 802.3at PoE+ support and can be powered by any of the following:

The single-pack of the UAP-AC-SHD includes one Gigabit PoE adapter. For multi-pack units, PoE adapters or a UniFi Switch with 802.3at PoE+ may be purchased separately.

Connecting to a PoE+ Switch

Connect the Ethernet cable from the UniFi AP directly to a PoE+ port on the switch.

IMPORTANT: The UAP-AC-SHD cannot be powered by the US-8 or US-8-60W; however, it can be powered by other UniFi PoE Switches that provide 802.3at PoE+ power.




220 x 220 x 48.1 mm

(8.66 x 8.66 x 1.89")


700 g (1.54 lb)

with Mounting Kit 830 g (1.83 lb)

Networking Interface

(2) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports



Power Method

PoE+ 802.3at

Power Supply

48V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter*

Max. Power Consumption


Operating Frequency

2.4 GHz

5 GHz

Max. TX Power


2.4 GHz 25 dBm
5 GHz 25 dBm



2.4 GHz (2) Dual-Polarity
5 GHz (2) Dual-Polarity

Antenna Gain


2.4 GHz 6 dBi
5 GHz 6 dBi

Wi-Fi Standards

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ac-wave2

Wireless Security

WPA-Enterprise (WPA/WPA2, TKIP/AES)


Wall/Ceiling/Junction Box (Kits Included)

Operating Temperature

-10 to 70° C (14 to 158° F)

Operating Humidity

5 to 95% Noncondensing



* Included with the single-pack of the UAP-AC-SHD