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Unpacking the PTX5000

Overview of Unpacking the PTX5000

To unpack the PTX5000:

  1. Gather the tools required to unpack the PTX5000.
  2. Remove the PTX5000, accessory box, tool kit, and all parts from the shipping crate.
  3. Verify that all parts have been received.

Tools and Parts Required to Unpack the PTX5000

Gather the tools required to unpack the PTX5000:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • 1/2-in. or 13-mm open-end or socket wrench to remove bracket bolts from the shipping pallet

  • Blank panels to cover any slots not occupied by a component

Unpacking the PTX5000

The PTX5000 is shipped in a wooden crate. A wooden pallet forms the base of the crate. The chassis is bolted to this pallet. Quick Start installation instructions and a cardboard accessory box are also included in the shipping crate.

The shipping crate measures:

  • 73.3 in (186.2 cm)high

  • 33.0 in (83.8 cm) wide

  • 51.5 in (130.9 cm) deep

The total weight of the crate containing the PTX5000 and accessories can range up to 1,300 lb (589.7 kg).


The PTX5000 is maximally protected inside the shipping crate. Do not unpack it until you are ready to begin installation.

To unpack the PTX5000 (see Figure 1):

  1. Move the shipping crate to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible, where you have enough room to remove the components from the chassis. While the chassis is bolted to the pallet, you can use a forklift or pallet jack to move it.
  2. Position the shipping crate with the arrows pointing up.
  3. Open all the latches on the shipping crate.
  4. Remove the front door of the shipping crate cover and set it aside.
  5. Slide the remainder of the shipping crate cover off the pallet.
  6. Remove the foam covering the top of the PTX5000.
  7. Remove the accessory box and the Quick Start documentation.
  8. Verify the parts received against the lists in Verifying the PTX5000 Parts Received.
  9. Remove the vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI) packs attached to the pallet, being careful not to break the VCI packs open.
  10. To remove the brackets holding the chassis on the pallet, use a 1/2-in. socket wrench and a number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver to remove the bolts and screws from the brackets.
  11. Store the brackets and bolts inside the accessory box.
  12. Save the shipping crate cover, pallet, and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the PTX5000 at a later time.
Figure 1: Contents of the Shipping Crate Contents of the Shipping Crate

Shipping crate cover


Shipping crate base




Verifying the PTX5000 Parts Received

A packing list is included in each shipment. The packing list specifies the part numbers and descriptions of each part in your order.

To verify that you have received all parts:

  1. Verify that the items on the packing list are included in the parts in the main shipment.

    See Table 1.

  2. Verify that all parts in the accessory kit have been received.

    See Table 2.

  3. If any part is missing, contact a customer service representative.
Table 1: PTX5000 Parts List



Chassis, including midplane and craft interface



Up to 8


Up to 2 for each FPC



Routing Engines

1 or 2

Control Boards

1 or 2 (one for each Routing Engine)

Centralized Clock Generators (CCGs)

1 or 2

Power distribution unit (PDU)


Power supply modules (PSMs)

Normal-capacity PDU: Up to 4 PSMs for each PDU

High-capacity PDU: Up to 8 PSMs for each PDU

Horizontal fan trays


Vertical fan tray


Quick start installation


Open-frame mounting shelf


Four-post mounting shelf


Rear support bracket—Required only for mounting a four-post rack or cabinet


Blank panels for slots without components installed

One blank panel for each slot not occupied by a component

Table 2: Accessory Box Parts List



Screws to mount chassis, Phillips, 12-24 x 1/2 in. , self-tapping


Split washers for the grounding cable


Screws to fasten grounding cable to chassis, Phillips, 1/4-20 x 3/8


DC cable lugs and power cable management system

Depending on your configuration, the following parts are included;

  • 60-A DC PDU— 36 4-AWG cable lugs

  • 120-A DC PDU— 20 0-AWG cable lugs

  • High Capacity DC PDU—72 4-AWG cable lugs and power cable management system


Spare cable lugs are included in the accessory kit. Use one of the included spare cable lugs to connect the PTX5000 to earth ground.

Connectors for alarm relay cables, Terminal Block Plug, 3 Pole, 5.08 mm spacing, 12 A


End User License Agreement (EULA)


ROHS and warranty card


15-ft Ethernet cable to connect the Routing Engine to a management device (RJ-45 connectors, 4-pair stranded UTP, Category 5E)


7-ft serial cable to connect the Routing Engine to a management console (DB9 to RJ-45 adapter, straight through)


ESD wrist strap with cable