Make sure your
power lead is not plugged into a wall socket (I know, but I
have to say it)
the voltage selection switch is in the right position.
Make sure the
switch is set to 240V and not 110v. If it is set to 240v,
you will be
able to read it on the switch, if the switch
says 110v please use a screwdriver
and push the switch to
the right until the switch reads 240v. If it's set to 110v
and is switched on it will permanently damage the power
supply. (the switch
may say 220v or 230v depending on the
version of the power supply but will
work with 240V)
Cut the IEC
female plug from your lead as close to the IEC plug as
will give you the maximum length of cable.
The plug can be discarded as it is not
approximately 30mm of the outer shielding to expose the
cutters are probably best for this task, if you
have used a Stanly knife or other blade,
please check the
exposed wires for nicks or splits. If a nick has occurred,
off the damaged area and repeat the process again
(better safe than sorry).
Strip each wire
back approximately 10mm. Give each of the striped wires a
small twist to bind all of the loose strands together. check
the wires to make
sure there are no strands that might touch
any other wire. If any are identified,
give the wire another
Spread out the
wires with the "Live" (Brown) to the right, the "Neutral"
in the centre and the "Ground" (Green or
Green/Yellow) to the left. Crimp or
preferred) on the fork connectors to the stripped wires.
step is optional as the wires can be directly screwed
With a Philip's
head screwdriver loosen off the terminal screws labeled with
ground symbol, "N" and "L" (terminals 7, 8 and 9).
Insert the green wire (Earth) to
the earth terminal
(terminal 7), the blue wire (Natural) to the "N" terminal
8), and, the brown wire (Live) to the live
terminal (terminal 9). Tighten all screws.
supply is now connected and ready for it's initial test
while not under
any load. Once again, make sure the voltage
selector is set to 240v. Place the
power supply on a bench
near a power socket. Do not hold the power supply
testing. Make sure the power socket is turned off, plug in
the power lead,
and, turn on the power socket. The power LED
should now be glowing green
indicating everything is fine.
Observe the for a minute or so to make sure nothing
wrong, Turn it off at the power point and unplug it from the
wall. Always unplug
your power supply when not in use. After
turning off your power supply, please
wait 60 seconds before
turning it back on.
You are now
ready to move onto the next step:
Wiring the DC-DC
Converter to the power supply.