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Installing the Front Panel on a PTX10000

 

The front panel is required on the PTX10008 and the PTX10016 routers to protect fiber optic cabling and to provide additional protection from electromagnetic interference (EMI). The front panel can be installed with or without the optional cable management system.

Ensure you have the following tools and parts before you begin:

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • Front panel (provided with the router chassis)

  • Right base bracket (provided)

  • Left base bracket (provided)

  • 2 interchangeable latch brackets (provided)

  • 8 Phillips flat-head mounting screws (provided)

To install the front panel:

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Remove the plastic bag that is taped to the front panel, which holds the brackets and screws.
  3. Use the Phillips screwdriver to attach two mounting screws to the left base bracket at the bottom left side of the chassis frame. The base brackets are larger than the latch brackets.Note

    The right and left base bracket cannot be interchanged (see Figure 1).

    Figure 1: Front Panel Mounting Hardware
    Front Panel Mounting
Hardware
      1
    Latch brackets
      3
    Left base bracket
      2
    Right base bracket
     
  4. Use the Phillips screwdriver to attach two mounting screws to the right base bracket at the bottom right side of the chassis frame.
  5. Use the Phillips screwdriver to attach two mounting screws to the latch bracket at the top left of the chassis frame (see Figure 2 for PTX10008 and PTX10016 installations).
    Figure 2: Attaching Front Panel Brackets on a PTX10008
    Attaching Front
Panel Brackets on a PTX10008
    Figure 3: Attaching Front Panel Brackets on a PTX10016
    Attaching Front
Panel Brackets on a PTX10016
  6. Use the final two mounting screws to attach a latch bracket to the top right of the chassis frame so there are brackets on all four corners of the front of the chassis.
  7. Lift the front panel and rest it on the two bottom brackets.
  8. Slide the panel back on the bracket glides until it engages on the two ramps.
  9. Tilt the panel towards the chassis until it is vertical with the chassis. The blue release buttons on the side of the panel click into place (see Figure 4 for PTX10008 and Figure 5 for PTX10016).
    Figure 4: Front Panel Installation on a PTX10008
    Front Panel Installation
on a PTX10008
    Figure 5: Front Panel Installation on a PTX10016
    Front Panel Installation
on a PTX10016

The front panel has an air filter to keep the dust away from the chassis.

To remove the air filter in the front panel:

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Turn the knob on both sides of the air filter frame anti-clockwise and move it over the top of the front panel.
    Figure 6: Air Filter Frame in a PTX10008
    Air Filter Frame in a PTX10008
    Figure 7: Air Filter Frame in a PTX10016
    Air Filter Frame in a PTX10016
    Caution

    Always keep the air filter in place while the device is operating. Because the fans are very powerful, they could pull small bits of wire or other materials into the through the unfiltered air intake. This could damage the components.

    Caution

    Do not run the router for more than a few minutes without the air filter in place.

  3. Grasp the air filter with both hands and lift the air filter out of the front panel.
    Figure 8: Air Filter in a PTX10008 Front Panel
    Air Filter in a PTX10008 Front Panel
    Figure 9: Air Filter in a PTX10016 Front Panel
    Air Filter in a PTX10016 Front Panel

To install the air filter in the front panel:

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Turn the knob of the air filter frame anti-clockwise and move it over the top of the front panel.
    Figure 10: Air Filter Frame in a PTX10008 Front Panel
    Air Filter Frame in a PTX10008 Front Panel
    Figure 11: Air Filter Frame in a PTX10016 Front Panel
    Air Filter Frame in a PTX10016 Front Panel
  3. Hold the air filter with both hands and insert it into the front panel until it stops.
    Figure 12: Inserting the AIr Filter into a PTX10008 Front Panel
    Inserting the AIr Filter into a PTX10008 Front Panel
    Figure 13: Inserting the Air Filter into a PTX10016 Front Panel
    Inserting the Air Filter into a PTX10016 Front Panel
  4. Move the air filter frame over the front panel and turn the knob on the air filter frame clockwise back in place.
Note

You must replace the filter every 6 months.

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