Safety Precautions


Read this section before beginning the installation of your Sun Fire server. The following text provides safety precautions that need to be followed during installation.

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

This product complies with regulatory requirements for safety and EMC as documented in the Sun Microsystems online document repository of hardware documentation at:



The following symbols may appear in this book:


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




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



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



On - Applies power to the system.



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


Off - Removes power from the system.




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

Do not block or cover the openings of the server. Never place it near a radiator or heat register. Failure to follow these guidelines can cause overheating and affect the reliability of the server.


Caution - If the sytem is installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may exceed the room ambient. Ensure that rack environment ambient temperature does not exceed 40 degrees Celsius.



Caution - Mounting of the equipment in a rack or cabinet should be such that a hazardous condition is not created due to uneven mechanical loading or weight distribution.



Caution - The workplace-dependent noise level defined in DIN 45 635 Part 1000 must be 70Db(A) or less.

SELV Compliance

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


Power Cord Connection


Caution - Sun products are designed to work with single-phase power systems having a grounded neutral conductor. 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.



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.





Caution - In order to remove all power from this unit, disconnect all power cords.



Caution - Batteries can explode if mishandled or incorrectly replaced. See the service manual for proper handling and replacement instructions. Do not dispose of the battery in a fire. Do not disassemble it or attempt to recharge it.



Caution - Ensure that the connection of multiple system units to the circuit does not overload the supply overcurrent protection or supply wiring. Consider the Sun product nameplate electrical ratings when determining the correct branch circuit rating for your installation.

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.



Caution - All supply connections, wiring, wire protection, and wire routing must be made in accordance with applicable sections and requirements of national electrical code and local electrical authorities.



Caution - The system ground of the server is not isolated from the chassis.

System Unit Cover


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

Lithium Battery

Caution - There is a danger of explosion if the RTC cell is incorrectly replaced.

Replace it only with a component of the same type as the used one (with the same part number). To replace the cell, follow any instructions supplied with the new

component. Dispose of the used component according to the manufacturer's


Laser Compliance Notice

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



Nordic Lithium Battery Cautions



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



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



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



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