The BIG-IP platforms support DC power supplies.
You can hot swap power supplies if there are two installed in your system.
The DC power supply does not have an on/off switch. You can control the power
from the rack switch or the DC power source.
The DC power supply includes a DC terminal block that connects the power supply
to the DC power source.
The platform supports power redundancy, which ensures that the system is
unaffected if a single power supply fails in a system containing more than
one power supply.
The 300W DC power supply and terminal block
Before installing a DC power supply, be sure
that the DC power source for the rack is powered off.
Running without power supplies installed in all
available bays in the platform can affect cooling and electromagnetic interference
(EMI). If you need to run the unit with fewer power supplies, you must install a blank
supply bracket into any empty power supply bays. The blank supply bracket is required
to maintain proper airflow in the system. If you do not have a blank supply bracket,
leave all supplies installed and unplug any unused power supplies.
Before you begin to work with one of these platforms, refer
to the DC-powered equipment environmental warnings for this platform and
review any safety requirements for the facilities where the DC-powered
platforms will be installed.
Important: This product is sensitive to electrostatic discharge
(ESD). F5 Networks recommends that you use proper ESD grounding procedures and
equipment when you install or maintain the unit.
Important: The platform must be installed in a
RESTRICTED ACCESS LOCATION, such as a central office or customer premises environment.
Note: All copper grounding cable used for grounding must meet all
appropriate UL standards.
Note: You should coat bare conductors with an appropriate antioxidant
compound before you make crimp connections. You should bring all unplated
connectors, braided strap, and bus bars to a bright finish and then coat them
with an antioxidant before you connect them.
Note: The platform must be grounded to a common bonding network (CBN).
Note: The battery return terminals on the platform are in an isolated
DC return (DC-I) configuration.