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Spirent TestCenter: What can happen if you aren't careful when mating a module with a "Hypermetrics card carrier" (ACC-2017A or ACC-2018A)?

  • Spirent TestCenter
    • SPT-N11U or SPT-N4U chassis
    • Hypermetrics single-slot card carrier - ACC-2017A
    • Hypermetrics dual-slot card carrier - ACC-2018A

Here’s what happens when a module isn’t carefully mated with the ACC-2017A or ACC-2018A card carriers.

  • A card carrier-side connector block with a bent pin


  • the module-side connector block to get mashed in

....which causes….

  • modules to not boot and is indicated on the faceplate with a solid red Status LED.

Product : Hardware Module,Chassis