This product has been designed and built in accordance with state-of-the-art standards and the recognized safety rules. Nevertheless, its use may constitute a risk to installation/maintenance personnel if used under conditions that must be deemed unsafe, or if the warnings and precautions explained below are ignored.
Additional Safety Notes pertaining to hardware installation can be found under Rack Mounting: SAFETY.
SAFETY: Symbols Used
Note: The following symbols may be found in Spectracom technical documentation, or on Spectracom products:
Spectracom safety symbols
|Potentially dangerous situation which may lead to personal injury or death! Follow the instructions closely.|
|Potential equipment damage or destruction!
Follow the instructions closely.
|Tips and other useful or important information.|
|Risk of Electrostatic Discharge!
Avoid potential equipment damage by following ESD Best Practices.
|This symbol is used for identifying the functional ground of an I/O signal. It is always connected to the instrument chassis.|
|Shows where the protective ground terminal is connected inside the instrument. Never remove or loosen this screw!|
|Recycle the mentioned components at their end of life. Follow local laws.|
DANGER! ELECTRICAL HAZARD — DO NOT OPEN THE ENCLOSURE: No user-serviceable parts inside (the product warranty will be voided, if the Seal is broken). Should you ever decide to open the enclosure at your own risk, unplug and remove BOTH power supplies first (the POWER button will NOT de-energize the system!).
Caution: Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment.
DANGER! — GROUNDING: A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack itself should be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply connections other than the direct connections to the branch circuit (i.e. the use of powerstrips, etc.).
Caution: CIRCUIT OVERLOADING — Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the power supply circuitry and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits might have on overcurrent protection and power supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
DANGER! Hazardous voltage or energy is present on the back panel when the system is operating. Use caution when servicing.
Caution: Do not use power supplies other than the p/s model installed in your VelaSync™, and do not mix power supplies with different power ratings.
NOTE: Replacement power supplies can be purchased directly from Spectracom (Part no. PS09R-070J-SL01).
Please be sure to also consult local and national electrical codes, and the User's Manual of the Original Equipment Manufacturer which can be accessed online under:
Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws and regulations.
- Make sure you possess the professional skills, and have received the training necessary for the type of work you are about to perform.
- The equipment must only be used in technically perfect condition. Check components for damage prior to installation. Also check for loose or scorched cables on other nearby equipment.
- Do not modify the equipment.
- Use only spare parts authorized by Spectracom.
- Before working with or on the equipment, familiarize yourself with the location of the ON/OFF switch on the unit, the closest disconnection switch in the room, and electrical outlet, so that you can quickly remove power from the unit in the event of an emergency.
- Do not work alone. The other person should also know how to disconnect power to the unit you are working on.
- Always remove power from the unit, before working on it. Before disconnecting power, gracefully shut down the unit.
- Should you ever have to work on powered on electrical equipment, use only one hand, in order to avoid making a complete circuit.
- To protect yourself from electrical shock, use rubber mats specifically designed as electrical insulators (not ESD mats).
- Keep these instructions at hand, near the place of use.
- Keep your workplace tidy.
- Do not wear loose clothing.
- Remove any metal objects, such as jewelry, from your body.
- Apply technical common sense: If you suspect that it is unsafe to use the product, do the following:
- Disconnect the supply voltage from the unit.
- Clearly mark the equipment to prevent its further operation.
This product does not require opening. In the event that an internal component failed (e.g., a fan), contact Spectracom service (see Technical Support).
DANGER! — ELECTRICAL HAZARD — DO NOT OPEN THE ENCLOSURE: No user-serviceable parts inside. Should you ever decide to open the enclosure at your own risk, unplug and remove BOTH power supplies first (the POWER button will NOT de-energize the system!)
Caution: Electronic equipment is sensitive to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD). Observe all ESD precautions and safeguards when handling Spectracom equipment.
- Use a grounded wrist strap to prevent static discharge.
- Put components and PCBs back into their antistatic bags, while not in use.
- Touch a grounded metal object before removing a PCB from its antistatic bag.
- Make sure the unit's chassis, its power supply, and main components are electrically connected to one another, so as to allow reliable grounding.
- Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing.
- Handle PCBs on their edges only; avoid touching electronic components or contacts. If you have to handle a chip, avoid touching its pins.