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Compaq proliant power supply

Scott G_4
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Compaq proliant power supply

I have a hotswap power supply (part no. 298581-001) that I'd like to test the voltage levels on myself, but I can't get it to come on unless it's in the chassis. Is there any simple way to get it to power up?

Thanks,
scott
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JohnWRuffo
Honored Contributor

Re: Compaq proliant power supply

Scott:

The PL3000 and PL5500 power supplies have an interlock feature that completes a circuit within the server. I do not know what leads to jumper to complete this circuit on the 750watt PS. Compaq/HP engineering never released the interconnect pinout as a document to refer to.

Have you tried using the HP diagnostics software to run tests against the power supply?
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/21028.html
Enjoy!
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Scott G_4
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Re: Compaq proliant power supply

Thanks for going to the trouble to find that link.
I don't actually have a Proliant chassis around to test with, but I had the feeling that was about how it worked. Do you think it's as simple as shorting a pin to ground or to another pin, or is it possible that the PS is turned on by some more complex interface (like some signal on a digital bus or something)?

Thanks again,
Scott

JohnWRuffo
Honored Contributor

Re: Compaq proliant power supply

Scott:

No... sorry. I cannot help you there. I know there are a bunch of connectors on the P/S but as to where they go and what each does, only HP knows...
Sorry I can't be of further help.
Enjoy!
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