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Replacing a TX Matrix Plus CXP Transceiver

 
  1. Removing a CXP Transceiver

  2. Installing a CXP Transceiver

Removing a CXP Transceiver

To remove a CXP transceiver:

  1. Disable the TXP-F13-3D SIB port by issuing the request chassis sib optics sfc command. For example:
    request chassis sib optics sfc 0 sib-slot 0 optics-slot 0 disable
  2. Disable the TXP-LCC-3D SIB port by issuing the request chassis sib optics lcc command. For example:
    request chassis sib optics lcc 0 sib-slot 0 optics-slot 0 disable
  3. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface to receive the CXP transceiver. Have ready a dust cover for the CXP transceiver and the cable.
  4. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  5. Make sure the cable you are removing is labeled so that you can later reconnect it to the correct port.
  6. Disconnect the CXP cable from the CXP transceiver. Immediately cover the transceiver and the end of the cable with a dust cover.Warning

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    Caution

    Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The dust cover keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  7. Arrange the cable in the cable management system, to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points. Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor. Place excess cable out of the way.Caution

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

    Caution

    You must maintain a minimum bend radius of 4 in. (10.2 cm) short term, and 3 in. (7.6 cm) long term.

  8. Pull the CXP transceiver out of the port, and place it on the antistatic mat or in the electrostatic bag.
Figure 1: CXP Transceiver
CXP Transceiver

Installing a CXP Transceiver

To install a replacement CXP transceiver (see Figure 2 and Figure 3):

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Verify that a dust cover covers the CXP transceiver (Figure 1), Install a dust cover. if necessary.Caution

    Do not leave a CXP transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The dust cover keeps the transceiver clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  3. Orient the CXP transceiver so that the connector end will enter the TXP-F13-3D SIB port or TXP-LCC-SIB port first and the CXP transceiver faces the appropriate direction.
  4. Slide the CXP transceiver into the port. If there is resistance, remove the CXP and flip it so that the transceiver faces the other direction.
  5. Remove the dust cover from the CXP transceiver and the end of the cable, and insert the CXP cable into the CXP transceiver.Warning

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

  6. Arrange the cable in the TX Matrix Plus cable management system or LCC cable management system to prevent the cable from dislodging or developing stress points. Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor. Caution

    Do not let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle, which stresses the cable at the fastening point.

    Caution

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

    You must maintain a minimum bend radius of 4 in. (10.2 cm) short term, and 3 in. (7.6 cm) long term.

Figure 2: Installing a CXP Transceiver into a TXP-F13-3D SIB
Installing a CXP
Transceiver into a TXP-F13-3D SIB
Figure 3: Installing a CXP Transceiver into a TXP-LCC-3D SIB
Installing a CXP
Transceiver into a TXP-LCC-3D SIB