Replacing a hot-swap power supply

Use this information to install a hot-swap power supply.

The following notes describe the type of power supply that the server supports and other information that you must consider when you install a power supply:

Statement 5

The power control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.

Statement 8

Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following label attached.

Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels are present inside any component that has this label attached. There are no serviceable parts inside these components. If you suspect a with one of these parts, contact a service technician.

To install a hot-swap power supply, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins in Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Touch the static-protective package that contains the hot-swap power supply to any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove the power supply from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  3. If you are installing a hot-swap power supply into an empty bay, remove the power-supply filler panel from the power-supply bay.
    Figure 1. Power supply installation
    Power supply installation
  4. Grasp the handle on the rear of the power supply and slide the power supply forward into the power-supply bay until it clicks. Make sure that the power supply connects firmly into the power-supply connector.
  5. Route the power cord through the cable retainer clip so that it does not accidentally become disconnected
  6. Connect the power cord for the new power supply to the power-cord connector on the power supply.
  7. Connect the other end of the power cord to a properly grounded electrical outlet.
  8. Make sure that the ac power LED and the dc power LED on the power supply are lit, indicating that the power supply is operating correctly. The two green LEDs are to the right of the power-cord connector.