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Removing a DC Power Supply

The DC power supplies are located at the bottom rear of the chassis, as shown in Figure 1. Each DC power supply weighs approximately 13 lb (5.9 kg).

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

To remove a DC power supply, follow this procedure (see Figure 4):

  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 the hardware guide for your routing platform.
  2. Press the power switch for the power supply (located on the circuit breaker box) to the OFF (O) position.

    Note: If you are power cycling the power supply rather than shutting it off for a time, wait at least 60 seconds after turning it off before turning it back on. If you need to power it off again, wait for at least 60 seconds after powering it on.

  3. Shut off the power flowing to the power supply from the external power source, so that the voltage across the leads of the power cables is 0 V. Ensure that there is no chance that the cable leads might become active during the procedure.
  4. Loosen the thumbscrew at each corner of the power supply faceplate, using a Phillips screwdriver if necessary.
  5. Grasp the handle or handles on the power supply faceplate and pull firmly to slide the unit about halfway out of the chassis.
  6. Place one hand under the power supply to support it, then slide it completely out of the chassis.

Warning: Do not touch the power connectors on the rear of the power supply (see Figure 5). They can contain dangerous voltages.

Figure 4: Removing a DC Power Supply

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Figure 5: Rear of DC Power Supply Showing Midplane Connectors

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