Safety Agency Compliance Statements


Read this section before beginning any procedure. The following text provides safety precautions to follow when installing a Sun Microsystems product.

Safety Precautions

For your protection, observe the following safety precautions when setting up your equipment:


The following symbols may appear in this book:

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Caution - There is a risk of personal injury and equipment damage. Follow the instructions.

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Caution - Hot surface. Avoid contact. Surfaces are hot and may cause personal injury if touched.

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Caution - Hazardous voltages are present. To reduce the risk of electric shock and danger to personal health, follow the instructions.

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On - Applies AC power to the system.

Depending on the type of power switch your device has, one of the following symbols may be used:

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Off - Removes AC power from the system.

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Standby - The On/Standby switch is in the standby position.

Modifications to Equipment

Do not make mechanical or electrical modifications to the equipment. Sun Microsystems is not responsible for regulatory compliance of a modified Sun product.

Placement of a Sun Product

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Caution - Do not block or cover the openings of your Sun product. Never place a Sun product near a radiator or heat register. Failure to follow these guidelines can cause overheating and affect the reliability of your Sun product.

Noise Level

In compliance with the requirements defined in DIN 45635 Part 1000, the workplace-dependent noise level of this product is less than 70Db(A).

SELV Compliance

Safety status of I/O connections comply to SELV requirements.

Power Cord Connection

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Caution - Sun products are designed to work with power systems having a grounded neutral (grounded return for DC-powered products). To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not plug Sun products into any other type of power system. Contact your facilities manager or a qualified electrician if you are not sure what type of power is supplied to your building.

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Caution - Not all power cords have the same current ratings. Household extension cords do not have overload protection and are not meant for use with computer systems. Do not use household extension cords with your Sun product.

The following caution applies only to devices with a Standby power switch:

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Caution - The power switch of this product functions as a standby type device only. The power cord serves as the primary disconnect device for the system. Be sure to plug the power cord into a grounded power outlet that is nearby the system and is readily accessible. Do not connect the power cord when the power supply has been removed from the system chassis.

The following caution applies only to devices with multiple power cords:

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Caution - For products with multiple power cords, all power cords must be disconnected to completely remove power from the system.

Battery Warning

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Caution - There is danger of explosion if batteries are mishandled or incorrectly replaced. On systems with replaceable batteries, replace only with the same manufacturer and type or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer per the instructions provided in the product service manual. Do not disassemble batteries or attempt to recharge them outside the system. Do not dispose of batteries in fire. Dispose of batteries properly in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and local regulations. Note that on Sun CPU boards, there is a lithium battery molded into the real-time clock. These batteries are not customer replaceable parts.

System Unit Cover

You must remove the cover of your Sun computer system unit to add cards, memory, or internal storage devices. Be sure to replace the cover before powering on your computer system.

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Caution - Do not operate Sun products without the cover in place. Failure to take this precaution may result in personal injury and system damage.

Rack System Warning

The following warnings apply to Racks and Rack Mounted systems.

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Caution - For safety, equipment should always be loaded from the bottom up. That is, install the equipment that will be mounted in the lowest part of the rack first, then the next higher systems, etc.

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Caution - To prevent the rack from tipping during equipment installation, the anti-tilt bar on the rack must be deployed.

Laser Compliance Notice

Sun products that use laser technology comply with Class 1 laser requirements.


Graphic showing the Class 1 Laser Product statement

CD and DVD Devices

The following caution applies to CD, DVD, and other optical devices.

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Caution - Use of controls, adjustments, or the performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

Nordic Lithium Battery Cautions


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ADVARSEL - Litiumbatteri -- Eksplosjonsfare.Ved utskifting benyttes kun batteri som anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukt batteri returneres apparatleverandøren.


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VARNING - Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Använd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera använt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.


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ADVARSEL! - Litiumbatteri -- Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren.


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VAROITUS - Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo ainoastaan laitevalmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.