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Install the air baffle

Use this information to install the air baffle.

About this task

240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

moving parts
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
  • Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.

The illustrated air baffle is a standard air baffle. The installation method is the same for the GPU air baffle. For more information, see Install a GPU adapter.

  1. Refer to Technical rules to select the appropriate air baffle for your server.
  2. (Optional) If the 1U standard heat sink or T-shape performance heat sink is installed, install the air baffle filler to fill the gap between the heat sink and the air baffle.
    The following illustration shows the air baffle upside down.
    Figure 1. Air baffle filler installation
    Installation of the standard air baffle filler

  3. Align the tabs on both sides of the air baffle with the corresponding slots on both sides of the chassis. Then, lower the air baffle into the chassis and press the air baffle down until it is securely seated.
    Figure 2. Installation of the standard air baffle
    Installation of the standard air baffle