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Installing an SPC

To install an SPC (see Figure 56):

  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. For more information about ESD, see Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage.
  2. If you have not already done so, power off the device. See Powering Off the Services Gateway.
  3. Place the SPC on an antistatic mat or remove it from its electrostatic bag.
  4. Identify the slot on the services gateway where it will be installed.
  5. Verify that each fiber-optic transceiver is covered with a rubber safety cap. If it does not, cover the transceiver with a safety cap.
  6. Orient the SPC so that the faceplate faces you.
  7. Lift the SPC into place and carefully align the sides of the card with the guides inside the card cage.
  8. Slide the SPC all the way into the card cage until you feel resistance.
  9. Grasp both ejector handles and rotate them clockwise simultaneously until the SPC is fully seated.
  10. If the SPC uses fiber-optic cable, remove the rubber safety cap from each transceiver and cable.

    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.

  11. Insert the appropriate cables into the cable connector ports on each SPC (see Figure 57). Secure the cables so that they are not supporting their own weight. Place excess cable out of the way in a neatly coiled loop, using the cable management system. Placing fasteners on a loop helps to maintain its shape.

    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.

  12. Power on the services gateway as described in Powering On an AC-Powered Services Gateway or Powering On a DC-Powered Services Gateway. The OK LED on the power supply faceplate should blink, then light steadily.
  13. Verify that the SPC is functioning correctly by issuing the show chassis fpc and show chassis fpc pic-status commands, as described in Maintaining IOCs and SPCs and Maintaining IOC Cables.

Figure 56: Installing an SPC

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Figure 57: Attaching a Cable to an SPC

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