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Install the Front Door on a PTX10016 Router

The front door is required on the PTX10016 routers to protect fiber optic cabling and to provide additional protection from electromagnetic interference (EMI). The front door can be installed with or without the optional cable management system.

Be sure you have the following tools and parts before you begin:

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • Front door (provided with the router chassis)

  • Right base bracket (provided)

  • Left base bracket (provided)

  • Two interchangeable latch brackets (provided)

  • Eight Phillips flat-head mounting screws (provided)

To install the front door:

  1. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist and connect the other end of the strap to the ESD point on the front of the chassis. See Figure 1.
    Figure 1: ESD Point for PTX10016 Chassis FrontESD Point for PTX10016 Chassis Front
  2. Remove the plastic bag that is taped to the front door. This bag holds the brackets and screws.
  3. Attach the right and left base brackets to the bottom front of the chassis. Use the Phillips screwdriver to attach the base brackets to the lower front of the chassis using four of the supplied flat-head screws.
    Note:

    The base brackets are larger than the latch brackets. The right and left base bracket cannot be interchanged (see Figure 2).

    Figure 2: Front Door Mounting HardwareFront Door Mounting Hardware
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    Latch brackets
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    Left base bracket
      2
    Right base bracket
     
  4. Attach the two latch brackets to the chassis. Screw holes are located for each latch bracket between the top line card slot and the Routing and Control Boards (RCBs). Use the Phillips screwdriver to attach two supplied screws for each bracket. See Figure 3.
    Figure 3: Attach the Front Door Brackets to a PTX10016Attach the Front Door Brackets to a PTX10016
  5. Lift the front door and rest it on the two base brackets.
  6. Slide the door back on the bracket glides until it engages on the two ramps.
  7. Tilt the door towards the chassis until it is vertical with the chassis. The blue release buttons on the side of the door allow the door to latch into place (see Figure 4).
    Figure 4: Front Door Installation on a PTX10016Front Door Installation on a PTX10016
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    Blue release button
     

The front door has an optional air filter to keep the dust away from the chassis. You should replace the air filter every 6 months.

To install the air filter in the front door:

  1. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist and connect the other end of the strap to the ESD point on the rear of the chassis. See Figure 1.

  2. Turn the knob of the air filter frame anti-clockwise and move it over the top of the front door. See Figure 5.

    Figure 5: Air Filter Frame in a PTX10016Air Filter Frame in a PTX10016
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    Air filter frame
     
    CAUTION:

    Always keep the air filter in place while the device is operating. Because the fans are very powerful, they could pull small bits of wire or other materials into the through the unfiltered air intake. This could damage the components.

    CAUTION:

    Do not run the router for more than a few minutes without the air filter in place.

  3. Hold the air filter with both hands and insert the air filter into the front door until it stops (see Figure 6).

    Figure 6: Insert the Air Filter into a PTX10016 Front DoorInsert the Air Filter into a PTX10016 Front Door
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    Air filter
     
  4. Move the air filter frame over the front door and turn the knob on the air filter frame clockwise back in place.

To remove the air filter in the front door:

  1. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist and connect the other end of the strap to the ESD point on the rear of the chassis. See Figure 1.

  2. Turn the knob of the air filter frame anti-clockwise and move it over the top of the front door (see Figure 7).

    Figure 7: Air Filter Frame in a PTX10016 Front DoorAir Filter Frame in a PTX10016 Front Door
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    Air filter frame
     
  3. Grasp the air filter with both hands and lift it straight up and out of the front door (see Figure 8).

    Figure 8: Remove the Air Filter from a PTX10016 Front DoorRemove the Air Filter from a PTX10016 Front Door
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    Air filter
     
  4. Move the air filter frame over the front door and turn the knob on the air filter frame clockwise back in place.