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Removing a DC Power Supply

The power supplies are located at the rear of the chassis. Each DC power supply weighs approximately 3.8 lb (1.7 kg).

Caution: Do not leave a power supply slot empty for more than 30 minutes while the services gateway is operational. For proper airflow, the power supply must remain in the chassis, or a blank panel must be used in an empty slot.

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

To remove a DC power supply (see Figure 61):

  1. Switch off the dedicated facility circuit breaker for the power supply being removed. Follow your site's procedures for ESD.
  2. Make sure that the voltage across the DC power source cable leads is 0 V and that there is no chance that the cables might become active during the removal process.
  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. Switch the circuit breaker on the power supply faceplate to the OFF position O.
  5. Remove the clear plastic cover protecting the terminal studs on the faceplate.
  6. Remove the nuts and washers from the terminal studs. (Use a 3/8-in. nut driver or socket wrench.)
  7. Remove the cable lugs from the terminal studs.
  8. Loosen the captive screws on the bottom edge of the power supply faceplate.
  9. Carefully move the power cables out of the way.
  10. Pull the power supply straight out of the chassis.

Figure 61: Removing a DC Power Supply

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