Power Supply Unit Indicator Codes
AC power supply units (PSUs) have an illuminated translucent handle that serves as an indicator. The indicator shows whether power is present or if a power fault has occurred.
- AC PSU status indicator/handle.
|Power Indicator Codes||Condition|
|Green||A valid power source is connected to the PSU, and the PSU is operational.|
|Blinking amber||Indicates a problem with the PSU.|
|Not illuminated||Power is not connected to the PSU.|
|Blinking green|| When the firmware of
the PSU is being updated, the PSU handle blinks green.
CAUTION: Do not disconnect the power cord or unplug the PSU when updating the firmware. If the firmware update is interrupted; the PSUs do not function.
|Blinking green and turns off|| When hot-plugging a
PSU, the PSU handle blinks green five times at a rate of 4 Hz and turns
off. This indicates a PSU mismatch concerning efficiency, feature set,
health status, or supported voltage.
CAUTION: If two PSUs are installed, both the PSUs must have the same type of label; for example, Extended Power Performance (EPP) label. Mixing PSUs from previous generations of PowerEdge servers is not supported, even if the PSUs have the same power rating. This results in a PSU mismatch condition or failure to turn the system on.
CAUTION: When correcting a PSU mismatch, replace only the PSU with the blinking indicator. Swapping the PSU to make a matched pair can result in an error condition and unexpected system shutdown. To change from a high output configuration to a low output configuration or vice versa, you must turn off the system.
CAUTION: AC PSUs support both 240 V and 120 V input voltages except for Titanium PSUs, which support only 240 V. When two identical PSUs receive different input voltages, they can output different wattage, and trigger a mismatch.
CAUTION: If two PSUs are used, they must be of the same type and have the same maximum output power.