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PTX3000 Installation Overview

Overview of Installing the PTX3000

You must proceed through the installation process in the following order:

  1. Prepare the installation site for the PTX3000.
  2. Review all safety guidelines and warnings for the PTX3000.

    To avoid harm to yourself or the PTX3000 as you install and maintain it, you must follow the safety procedures for working with routers, as well as the guidelines and warnings for working with and near electrical equipment. However, providing an exhaustive set of guidelines for working with electrical equipment is beyond the scope of this documentation.

    See PTX3000 Installation Safety Guidelines.

  3. Unpack the PTX3000 and verify the parts received.
  4. Install the PTX3000.
  5. Ground the PTX3000.
  6. Connect the PTX3000 to external devices.
  7. Connect the power, and power on the PTX3000.

PTX3000 Installation Safety Guidelines

Observe the following guidelines before and during PTX3000 installation:

General Installation Safety Guidelines

Before installing or moving the PTX3000, verify that the intended site meets the specified power, environmental, and clearance requirements. See the following documentation:

PTX3000 Chassis Lifting Guidelines

The weight of a fully configured PTX3000 is 310 lb (140.6 kg). Observe the following guidelines for lifting and moving the PTX3000:

  • Do not attempt to lift a fully configured PTX3000. Use a mechanical lift to maneuver the PTX3000 into a rack.

  • Before moving the PTX3000, disconnect all external cables.