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General safety instructions

Life-threatening voltages are present with an open control cabinet

When you install the device in a control cabinet, some areas or components in the open control cabinet may be carrying life-threatening voltages.
If you touch these areas or components, you may be killed by electric shock.
Switch off the power supply to the cabinet before opening it.

System Expansions

Damage through system expansions

Device and system expansions may be faulty and can affect the entire machine or plant.
The installation of expansions can damage the device, machine or plant. Device and system expansions may violate safety rules and regulations regarding radio interference suppression. If you install or exchange system expansions and damage your device, the warranty becomes void.

Note the following for system expansions:

Only install system expansion devices designed for this device. Contact your technical support team or the team where you have purchased your PC to find out which system expansion devices may safely be installed.

"Open Type" UL508

Note that the device is classified as "Open Type" for use in the area of Industrial Control Equipment (UL508).
Installation of the device in an enclosure complying with UL508 is a prerequisite for approval or operation in accordance with UL508.

Battery and rechargeable battery

Risk of explosion and release of harmful substances

Improper handling of lithium batteries can result in an explosion of the batteries.
Explosion of the batteries and the released pollutants can cause severe physical injury.
Worn batteries jeopardize the function of the device.
Note the following when handling lithium batteries: - Replace used batteries in good time; see the section "Replacing the backup battery" in the operating instructions. - Replace the lithium battery only with an identical battery or types recommended by the manufacturer. - Do not throw lithium batteries into fire, do not solder on the cell body, do not recharge, do not open, do not short-circuit, do not reverse polarity, do not heat above 100°C and protect from direct sunlight, moisture and condensation.

Strong high-frequency radiation

Observe immunity to RF radiation

The device has an increased immunity to RF radiation according to the specifications on electromagnetic compatibility in the technical specifications.
Radiation exposure in excess of the specified immunity limits can impair device functionality resulting in malfunctions and therefore injuries or damages.
Read the information on immunity to RF radiation in the technical specifications.

ESD Guideline

Electrostatic sensitive devices can be labeled with an appropriate symbol.

ESD symbol

Electrostatic sensitive devices (ESD)

When you touch electrostatic sensitive components, you can destroy them through voltages that are far below the human perception threshold.
If you work with components that can be destroyed by electrostatic discharge, observe the ESD Guideline. Refer to the chapter ESD guideline.

Open Source Software

Siemens will identify the open source software components contained in MindConnect Nano and MindConnect IoT2040, including the applicable license text and will include such license text(s) in or provide them together with MindConnect Nano/ Iot2040. Should the license(s) applicable to any part of the open source software require the distribution of the open source software’s source code and build scripts together with MindConnect Nano/IoT2040 (or, alternately, an offer to make the source code and build scripts available upon request), then Siemens will provide such source code or such offer to customer together with MindConnect Nano. No license fee is charged to customer for the use of such open source software. Customer acknowledges and agrees that Siemens provides no warranties, express or implied, and no indemnification for the open source software itself. Customer hereby accepts that the open source software is subject to the specific license terms included in or provided together with MindConnect Nano. To the extent there is a conflict between these terms and the open source specific license terms, such terms shall prevail with regard to the open source software.

Industrial Security

Siemens provides products and solutions with industrial security functions that support the secure operation of plants, systems, machines and networks. In order to protect plants, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art industrial security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions only form one element of such a concept. Customer is responsible to prevent unauthorized access to its plants, systems, machines and networks. Systems, machines and components should only be connected to the enterprise network or the internet if and to the extent necessary and with appropriate security measures (e.g. use of firewalls and network segmentation) in place.

Additionally, Siemens’ guidance on appropriate security measures should be taken into account. For more information about industrial security, please visit Cybersecurity for Industry.

Siemens’ products and solutions undergo continuous development to make them more secure. Siemens strongly recommends to apply product updates as soon as available and to always use the latest product versions. Use of product versions that are no longer supported, and failure to apply latest updates may increase customer’s exposure to cyber threats.

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Last update: January 22, 2024