Safety Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to ensure general safety:

  • Keep the chassis area clear and dust-free during and after installation.
  • Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry that could get caught in the chassis. Fasten your tie or scarf and roll up your sleeves.
  • Wear safety glasses if you are working under any conditions that might be hazardous to your eyes.
  • Do not perform any action that creates a potential hazard to people or makes the equipment unsafe.
  • Disconnect all power by turning off the power and unplugging the power cord before installing or removing a chassis or working near power supplies
  • Do not work alone if potentially hazardous conditions exist.
  • Never assume that power is disconnected from a circuit; always check the circuit.

Lithium Battery Caution

Risk of Explosion if Battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions

Operating Safety

Electrical equipment generates heat. Ambient air temperature may not be adequate to cool equipment to acceptable operating temperatures without adequate circulation. Be sure that the room in which you choose to operate your system has adequate air circulation.

Ensure that the chassis cover is secure. The chassis design allows cooling air to circulate effectively. An open chassis permits air leaks, which may interrupt and redirect the flowthe network traffic between network objects of cooling air from internal components.

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage equipment and impair electrical circuitry. ESD damage occurs when electronic components are improperly handled and can result in complete or intermittent failures. Be sure to follow ESD-prevention procedures when removing and replacing components to avoid these problems.

Wear an ESD-preventive wrist strap, ensuring that it makes good skin contact. If no wrist strap is available, ground yourself by touching the metal part of the chassis.

Periodically check the resistance value of the antistatic strap, which should be between 1 and 10 megohms (Mohms).