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Field Notice: FN - 62523 - CSCO-PWR-RECT Module May Fail Due to Component Issue


Revised September 30, 2008
September 26, 2007


NOTICE:

THIS FIELD NOTICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE FIELD NOTICE OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE FIELD NOTICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE THIS FIELD NOTICE AT ANY TIME.

Revision History

    
Revision Date Comment
1.1
30-SEP-2008
Removed UMPIRE form and all references to the Upgrade Program.
1.0
26-SEP-2007
Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Products Affected Top Assembly Hardware Revision
Part Number Revision
CSCO-PWR-RECT
74-3687-01,02,03
A0, A1,B0,C0
74-3687-04, A0

Problem Description

Under normal operating conditions, a field-effect transistor (FET) in the rectifier may fail due to design tolerance limitations. The failure will cause the rectifier to lose power, and could be traffic impacting if there is no back-up power source.

Background

A small percentage of rectifiers have failed in the field shortly after installation. The root cause was determined to be a design flaw where the voltage applied to a FET within the rectifier slightly exceeds the recommended limit for the component.
Due to normal manufacturing variation, a small percentage of rectifiers may fail under normal operating conditions.

Problem Symptoms

Rectifier fails and has no power to support the -48VDC.

Workaround/Solution

A design change has been made to replace the FET with one designed to accommodate the higher voltage margin. All new rectifiers shipped after November10, 2006 are not subject to this problem.
Cisco recommends replacement of the rectifier with a new unit.

Although an upgrade program had previously been provided to replace potentially affected but otherwise working product, the upgrade program is now over and Cisco will only replace product which has actually failed. The standard RMA process should be used to replace failed product.

How To Identify Hardware Levels

Defective Hardware numbers and revisions are listed at the top of this Field Notice under the Products Affected section.

For More Information

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