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.
Place the SPC on an antistatic mat or
remove it from its electrostatic bag.
Identify the slot on the services gateway where it
will be installed.
Verify that each fiber-optic transceiver is covered
with a rubber safety cap. If it does not, cover the transceiver with
a safety cap.
Orient the SPC so that the faceplate faces you.
Lift the SPC into place and carefully
align the sides of the card with the guides inside the card cage.
Slide the SPC all the way into the card
cage until you feel resistance.
Grasp both ejector handles and rotate them clockwise
simultaneously until the SPC is fully seated.
If the SPC uses fiber-optic cable, remove
the rubber safety cap from each transceiver and cable.
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
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.
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.
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.