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Powering On a DC-Powered Services Gateway

Warning: Before performing the following procedure, 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.

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

To power on a DC-powered services gateway:

  1. Verify that an external management device is connected to one of the Routing Engine ports (AUX, CONSOLE, or ETHERNET). For more information about connecting management devices, see Connecting the Services Gateway to Management and Alarm Devices.
  2. Turn on the power to the external management device.
  3. 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.
  4. Verify that the power supplies are fully inserted in the chassis.
  5. Verify that the source power cables are connected to the appropriate terminal: the positive (+) source cable to the return terminal (labeled RETURN) and the negative (–) source cable to the input terminal (labeled –48V).
  6. Switch on the dedicated facility circuit breakers to provide power to the DC power cables.
  7. Check the INPUT OK LED is lit steadily green to verify that power is present.
  8. If power is not present:
  9. Switch the circuit breaker on each of the power supplies to the ON position and observe the status LEDs on each power supply faceplate. If a DC power supply is correctly installed and functioning normally, the PWR OK, BRKR ON, and INPUT OK LEDs light green steadily.

    If any of the status LEDs indicates that the power supply is not functioning normally, repeat the installation and cabling procedures described in Replacing Power System Components.

    Note: After powering off a power supply, wait at least 60 seconds before turning it back on. After powering on a power supply, wait at least 60 seconds before turning it off.

    If the system is completely powered off when you power on the power supply, the Routing Engine boots as the power supply completes its startup sequence. If the Routing Engine finishes booting and you need to power off the system again, see .

    After a power supply is powered on, it can take up to 60 seconds for status indicators—such as the status LEDs on the power supply and the show chassis command display—to indicate that the power supply is functioning normally. Ignore error indicators that appear during the first 60 seconds.

  10. On the external management device connected to the Routing Engine, monitor the startup process to verify that the system has booted properly.

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