Safety Notices

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Please read the following safety notices before proceeding.  These notices are for your safety and protection, and to ensure proper operation of your appliance. These notices are described in the following sections -


Safe Handling

An enclosure can weigh up to 32kg (70.5lb).  Do not try to lift the enclosure by yourself.

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  • All plug-in and blank modules are part of the fire enclosure and must only be removed when a replacement can be immediately installed.  The enclosure must not be operated without all modules in place.
  • Unplug the cables before you move the enclosure.
  • Unplug the power supplies if you believe the system has become damaged in any way.
  • The enclosure must only be operated from a power supply input voltage range of 100 to 240V AC.
  • In order to comply with applicable safety, emission, and thermal requirements, no covers should be removed, and all bays/slots must have plug-in modules installed.
  • The power cord is the main power disconnect.  Ensure that the socket outlets are located near the equipment and are easily accessible.
  • When powered by multiple power sources, disconnect all supply power for complete power isolation.
  • Always disconnect the power cord from the power supply prior to removal.
  • A safe electrical ground connection must be provided to the power cords.  Check the grounding of the enclosure before applying power.
  • Provide a suitable power source with electrical overload protection to meet the requirements established by the specifications.


Caution: If this equipment is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer, the protection provided by the equipment may be impaired.


Caution: The RJ45 socket is for an Ethernet connection only and must not be connected to a telecommunications network.


Class 1 Laser Product.  This system may be equipped with optical transceiver modules.  These contain a laser that complies with Laser Class 1, US 21 CFR (J) & EN 60825-1, UL (NRTL) and TUV.


The appliance employs a front-to-back cooling design.  Be sure to install it in a rack that can accommodate this design.


Important: The optical modules provided and installed by the end-user must be a UL (or other North America NRTL) RECOGNIZED COMPONENT and must be approved by TUV (or other European product safety test house), and the laser in the module must comply with Laser Class 1, US 21 CFR (J) and EN 60825-1. 

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Rack System Precautions

The following safety requirements must be considered when mounting in a rack cabinet.


  • The rack design should support the total weight of the installed enclosures and incorporate stabilizing features suitable to prevent the rack from tipping or being pushed over during installation or normal use.
  • When loading a rack, fill the rack from the bottom up and empty from the top down.
  • Do not slide more than one enclosure out of the rack at a time to avoid the danger of the rack toppling over.
  • The rack design should take into consideration the maximum enclosure operating ambient temperature of 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • The system must be operated with low-pressure rear exhaust installation (back pressure created by rack doors and obstacles not to exceed 5 pascals (0.5 mm water gauge)).
  • The rack should have a safe electrical distribution system.  It must provide over-current protection for the enclosure and must not be overloaded by the total number of enclosures installed.  The electrical power consumption rating shown on the nameplate should be observed.
  • The electrical distribution system must provide a reliable ground for each enclosure in the rack.
  • Each power supply in each enclosure has a ground leakage current of 1.0 mA max at 60Hz, 264V.  The design of the electrical distribution system must take into consideration the total ground leakage current from all power supplies in all enclosures.  The rack may require labeling with “HIGH LEAKAGE CURRENT.  Ground (earth) connection is essential before connecting a supply.”
  • The rack, when configured with the enclosures, must meet the safety requirements of UL 60950-1 and IEC 60950-1/EN 60950-1.

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Power Supply Operation

The appliance is designed to power up and operate with two power supplies.  However, during a critical condition, the system allows for a failure of one power supply while continuing normal operations.  Two power supplies must always be installed.  A single power supply does not provide redundant power. Hence, the failure of an only power supply can result in downtime or possible data loss. 


You must replace the failed power supply within 24 hours.


Once a power supply is removed for replacement, the replacement must be completed within 10 minutes after removal.


Warning:do not remove the covers from the power supply.  Danger of electric shock inside.  Return the power supply to StorSimple for replacement.


Warning:Do not remove a power supply unless a replacement can be installed immediately.  The enclosure must not be operated without all modules in place.

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ESD Precautions

Ensure that you have installed and checked a suitable anti-static wrist or ankle strap and observe all conventional ESD precautions when handling modules and components.  Avoid contact with backplane components and module connectors, etc.  ESD damage is not covered by warranty.

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Battery Disposal

The power supply uses a special battery to protect during temporary short-term power outages.


Warning:There is a danger of explosion if the battery is disposed of improperly.  Dispose of used batteries in accordance with StorSimple’s instructions and national regulations.


Caution:The battery may present a risk of fire, explosion, or burns.  Do not disassemble, crush, or heat above 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) or incinerate.  Replace the power supply battery with a battery provided by StorSimple only.  Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.


Caution: Use protective end caps on the batteries if they are removed from the power supply.


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