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Install an Interface Module


You need the following tools to install the interface module of a CTP151 device:

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • ESD wrist strap or other grounding device

To prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, wear an antistatic wrist strap, and ensure proper grounding when handling components.

To protect the modules, components, and slots when installing components, observe the following guidelines:


When handling components, use an antistatic wrist strap connected to a proper grounding device. This action helps to protect the module from damage by electrostatic discharge.


Always handle a module by its edges. Do not touch the components, pins, leads, or solder connections.


Be sure to cover every empty slot with a blank filler panel to protect the device from dust or other foreign substances and to ensure proper device cooling.


Do not discard the antistatic bag. When a module is not in use, store it in an antistatic bag.

To install a CTP151 interface module:

  1. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your wrist and connect the other end to a site ESD point.
  2. Choose the slot where you want to insert the module. If only a single module is being installed, it must be installed in slot 0.
  3. With a Phillips screwdriver, loosen the screws that secure the blank filler panel covering the empty chassis slot, if present, and remove the filler panel.
  4. Remove the module from its antistatic bag, being careful not to touch module components, pins, leads, or solder connections.
  5. Guide the module into the chassis by placing it between the guides of the selected slot, and gently push the module all the way into the slot.
  6. Seat the module by pushing on the sheet metal tray until the plastic bezel contacts the chassis.
  7. Tighten the module's captive screws using a Phillips screwdriver. See Figure 5.
    Figure 5: Installing an Interface Module
an Interface Module

    Tighten the captive screws completely before installing an adjacent module so that proper electromagnetic interference (EMI) gasket compression occurs. Failure to do this can make it difficult to install adjacent modules.