Assemble the DC Power Cords
Assemble one DC input power cable for each DC power supply in your
- Install a DC power source that meets the server's input power specifications.
See Input Power Information.
- Secure DC power cables that meet the server's power cabling specifications.
See DC Power Source, Power Connection, and Grounding Requirements.
- Turn off power from the DC power source using the circuit breakers.
Caution - Before proceeding with these instructions, turn off the power from the DC power
source through the circuit breakers.
- Identify the parts that you will use to assemble the DC input power
For each cable, you need a Wago DC input plug, and a cage
clamp tool or small screwdriver. These items are provided in the shipping kit
that came with your server. See Shipping Kit.
- Locate the three wires coming from your DC power source that will be
used in the connection to your unit.
- -48V or -60V (negative terminal)
- Chassis ground
- -48V or -60V Return (positive terminal)
Note - Depending on the DC power source, the -48V or -60V (negative terminal) might
be marked with a minus (-) symbol. The -48V or -60V Return (positive
terminal) might be marked with a positive (+) symbol.
- Strip 1/2 in. (13 mm) of insulation from each of the wires coming
from the DC power source.
Do not strip more than 1/2 in. (13 mm) from each wire.
Doing so leaves uninsulated wire exposed from the DC connector after the assembly is
- Open the cage clamp by inserting the cage clamp tool (or small screwdriver)
into the rectangular hole directly above the hole in the DC input plug
where you want to insert the first wire, and push in to open
the cage clamp.
- Feed the exposed section of the appropriate wire into the round plug hole
in the DC input plug.
From -48V or -60V
From chassis ground (green/yellow)
or -60V Return
Note - If you need to remove a wire from the DC input plug, insert
the cage clamp operating tool or a small screwdriver into the slot directly
above the wire and push in. Pull the wire from the DC input
- Remove the cage clamp tool to secure the wire.
- Repeat the procedures for the other two wires to complete the assembly of
the DC input power cable.
- Repeat this procedure to create as many DC input power cables as you
need for your unit.
- Prepare the power cords.
See Prepare the Power Cords.