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    Replacing an AC Power Cord on an M40e Power Supply

    To replace the power cord for an AC power supply:

    1. Locate a replacement power cord with the type of plug appropriate for your geographical location (see M40e AC Power, Connection, and Power Cord Specifications).
    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. For more information about ESD, see Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage to an M Series, MX Series, or T Series Router.
    3. Press the power switch on the power supply faceplate to the OFF (O) position.
    4. Unplug the power cord from the appliance inlet on the faceplate and from the power source receptacle.
    5. Insert the appliance coupler end of the replacement power cord into the appliance inlet on the power supply faceplate and insert the plug into an AC power source receptacle. Verify that the power cord does not block access to router components or drape where people could trip on it.

      Note: The AC power source must supply 220 VAC power (nominal range 200–240 VAC), not 110 VAC power (nominal range 100–120 VAC).

    6. Press the power switch on the power supply faceplate to the ON ( | ) position. Verify that the green OUTPUT OK LED eventually lights steadily.

      Note: When two power supplies are installed, at least one Routing Engine and one FPC must also be installed for both power supplies to power on. In the absence of this minimum load, only one power supply starts. (The router powers on and operates correctly with one power supply, but without the redundancy benefit of a second power supply.)


    Published: 2010-10-28