Connecting Power to a DC-Powered SRX5600 Services Gateway

Caution: Do not mix AC and DC power supplies within the same services gateway. Damage to the services gateway might occur.

Warning: Before performing DC power procedures, ensure that power is removed from the DC circuit. To ensure that all power is off, locate the circuit breaker on the panel board that services the DC circuit, switch the circuit breaker to the off position, and tape the switch handle of the circuit breaker in the off position.

You connect DC power to the services gateway by attaching power cables from the external DC power sources to the terminal studs on the power supply faceplates. You must provide the power cables (the cable lugs are supplied with the device).

To connect the DC source power cables to the services gateway:

  1. Switch off the dedicated customer site circuit breakers. Ensure that the voltage across the DC power source cable leads is 0 V and that there is no chance that the cable leads might become active during installation.
  2. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  3. Move the DC circuit breaker on the power supply faceplate to the off (O) position.
  4. Remove the clear plastic cover protecting the terminal studs on the faceplate.
  5. Verify that the DC power cables are correctly labeled before making connections to the power supply. In a typical power distribution scheme where the return is connected to chassis ground at the battery plant, you can use a multimeter to verify the resistance of the –48V and RTN DC cables to chassis ground:
    • The cable with very large resistance (indicating an open circuit) to chassis ground is –48V.
    • The cable with very low resistance (indicating a closed circuit) to chassis ground is RTN.

    Caution: You must ensure that power connections maintain the proper polarity. The power source cables might be labeled (+) and (–) to indicate their polarity. There is no standard color coding for DC power cables. The color coding used by the external DC power source at your site determines the color coding for the leads on the power cables that attach to the terminal studs on each power supply.

  6. Remove the nuts and washers from the terminal studs. (Use a 7/16-in. (11 mm) nut driver or socket wrench.)
  7. Secure each power cable lug to the terminal studs, first with the flat washer, then with the nut (see Figure 34). Apply between 23 lb-in. (2.6 Nm) and 25 lb-in. (2.8 Nm) of torque to each nut. (Use a 7/16-in. (11 mm) nut driver or socket wrench.)
    1. Secure each positive (+) DC source power cable lug to the RTN (return) terminal.
    2. Secure each negative (–) DC source power cable lug to the –48V (input) terminal.

    The DC power supplies in slots PEM0 and PEM1 must be powered by dedicated power feeds derived from feed A, and the DC power supplies in slots PEM2 and PEM3 must be powered by dedicated power feeds derived from feed B. This configuration provides the commonly deployed A/B feed redundancy for the system.

  8. Route the power cables along the cable restraint towards the left or right corner of the chassis. If needed, thread plastic cable ties, which you must provide, through the openings on the cable restraint to hold the power cables in place.
  9. Replace the clear plastic cover over the terminal studs on the faceplate.
  10. Verify that the power cables are connected correctly, that they are not touching or blocking access to device components, and that they do not drape where people could trip on them.
  11. Repeat Steps 3 through 10 for the remaining power supplies.

Figure 34: Connecting DC Power to the Device

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