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How to order three-phase power module stand-alone for c7000!

Seems that we get a lot of questions on how to convert single phase power modules to 3-phase modules. Our technical staff tries to sum up the process.

 The problem:

"I have a partner who ordered a few enclosures with single-phase power per customer's suggestions.  Turns out customer now wants three-phase power.  The partner is looking to simply order the $175 three-phase power module stand-alone: 413380-B21.  They are unable to do so as it is an option to purchase only as an FIO orderable option with an enclosure on the HP site.  I know you can get the single-phase modules sent seperately and they've ordered those before.  Is there any way to do this for the three-phase module or a spare parts # to avoid a full return for a $175 part?"



Converting a Single Phase c7000 Enclosure to 3-Phase Enclosure and a 3-Phase Enclosure to a Single Phase Enclosure.


To do a conversion the appropriate Spare Part number must be ordered through spares. In North America, Service Spares can be ordered through the HP Parts Store at http://h20141.www2.hp.com/hpparts/default.asp?EE=InvChr


Local spare parts stores and spares distributors for other regions can be found at http://h20141.www2.hp.com/hpparts/country_choice.asp


Use the table below to order the correct spare part to replace the original module.


Spare Part  Description                                                          Plug Type

413495-001  3-Phase North America/Japan Input Module       L15-30P

413496-001  3-Phase International Input Module                    IEC309, Red, 5-Pin, 16A

413494-001  Single-Phase Power Input Module                     C19 - C20 Cord


It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the correct receptacles and/or PDU Infrastructure are available prior to the conversion.  For more information on powering c-Class enclosures please consult the c-Class Site Planning Guide available at http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/499697-0-0-0-121.html


A brief overview of the steps required is below but consult the c7000 Maintenance and Service guide for detailed removal and replacement instructions, this is available at http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/316682-0-0-0-121.html


1. Power Down the Enclosure

2. Disconnect all power cables to the enclosure

3. Remove the hot-plug Power Supplies from the front of the enclosure

    NOTE: The input module is difficult to remove if the power supplies are inserted in the enclosure.

4. Undo the 3 screws on the input power module at the rear of the enclosure

5. Remove the Input Power Module

6. Replace with the new Input Power Module

7. Tighten the 3 screws to lock the module in place

8. Replace the hot-plug power supplies

9. Add additional hot-plug power supplies if required

   Note: The 3-Phase Module requires 3 or 6 Power Supplies to operate, extra power supplies should be ordered if necessary.

10. Reconnect the power cables

11. Power the enclosure on


The user then needs to connect to the Onboard Administrator via Telnet or SSH and login to the command line interface as an administrator.

The following command should then be run to set the appropriate input module type.


Set enclosure pdu_type x

      x = 1 = Single phase

      x = 2 = Three phase North America/Japan

      x = 3 = Three phase, International

      x = 4 = DC Power


More details on the Onboard Administrator Command Line Interface are available at http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/316682-0-0-0-121.html in the

1. HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator User Guide

2. HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator User Guide Command Line Interface User Guide


As the Input Power Module is a Field Replaceable Part there are no warranty or support issues with replacing this item.


Hope this helps all you power hungry BladeSystem people out there.


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