Remove a Standard PDU
Refer to the service manuals of the equipment installed in the rack for the
proper PDU replacement procedures, if applicable.
Shut down and power off the equipment installed in the rack.
Refer to the system and equipment documentation for the proper shut
down and power off procedures.
Open the rear door of the rack.
Attach a wrist strap to your wrist and to an ESD grounding jack on the
See Attach an Antistatic Wrist Strap.
Switch off all of the PDU circuit breakers in the rack.
Press down on the Off (0) toggle switch to power off the PDU. These circuit
breakers are at the rear of the rack cabinet. See Circuit Breaker Locations (Standard PDU)
or Circuit Breaker Locations (Compact PDU).
the PDU's main power lead cords from the AC power source.
See Disconnect the Main Input Power Cords From the Power Source.
Disconnect any power jumper cords connected to the PDU from equipment in the
Note where these jumper cords were attached to the PDU.
Cut any tie-wraps securing the PDU power input lead cords to the tie-down
grounding strap connecting the top of the PDU to the rack.
If the rack included a factory-installed PDU, use a T-25 wrench key to remove
the four M5 screws and washers securing the PDU to the mounting brackets.
screws secured the PDU for shipping purposes. You might have already
removed these screws when you installed the rack at the installation
Carefully lift the PDU up and off the mounting brackets. Remove the PDU from
the rack and place it on a clean work table.
Install a new PDU.
See Installing Standard PDUs.