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This guide outlines the precautions for using ANTMINERs and PSUs, applicable to all models. Proper handling ensures optimum performance and prolongs the life of your mining equipment.


  1. Inspect the miner for aesthetic damage or loose heat sinks upon delivery. If damages or loose heat sinks are found, contact us immediately.
  2. Install the miner in a dust-free environment with free air circulation.
  3. Discharge static electricity or wear anti-static PPE during installation or maintenance of the miner.
  4. Unplug the miner when installing or maintaining it to prevent control board damage.
  5. Use a power source with an output that exceeds the miner’s power requirement by 20% for optimal performance.
  6. Correctly connect the positive and negative D/C power 6-pin connectors ports from the PSU to the miner’s control board and hash boards.
  7. Use only one PSU for each miner. Although multiple PSUs can power a miner, a single PSU should only power one hash board.
  8. Power the hash boards first, followed by the control board. If only one PSU powers the miner, you can power it once the boards are connected.
  9. Ensure the miner is grounded/earthed properly.
  10. Install lightning protection to safeguard equipment against damage from lightning strikes.
  11. Connect ANTMINERs via Ethernet cable as they do not support WiFi connections.
  12. Monitor your internet connection and restart the miner if the connection is disrupted for more than 15 minutes.
  13. Be mindful of data usage, as a miner consumes approximately 500 MB of internet connection per month.
  14. Use supported browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox for better compatibility.
  15. Clean and dust the miner periodically to maintain optimal performance.


  1. Do not use the miner in an enclosed or confined space that restricts air flow.
  2. Avoid environments with high humidity, condensation, and high salt content, as these conditions can damage the hash board.
  3. Keep the working environment temperature between 5 and 35 degrees Celsius to prevent low hashrate or malfunction issues.
  4. Refrain from using water curtains in dusty environments, as water vapor can corrode the hash boards.
  5. Never use PoE function switches or routers, as they can cause control board damage.

PSU Do’s

  1. Acquire a compatible power cord that meets local standards (APW series uses C13 cord).
  2. Ensure the local voltage and power outlets are compatible with the PSU and miner’s requirements.
  3. Verify the PSU is in good condition and has not suffered any damages during shipping.
  4. Properly ground/earth the PSU.
  5. Install lightning protection to safeguard equipment against damage from lightning strikes.
  6. Position the PSU in a dust-free environment with unobstructed air circulation.
  7. Operate the PSU at no more than 90% of its rated power capacity to prolong its lifespan.
  8. Keep the PSU temperature below 50 degrees Celsius.
  9. Connect the positive and negative ports of D/C power 6-pin connectors from the PSU to the miner’s control board and hash boards correctly.
  10. Tighten the power cables at the PSU terminal.

PSU Don’ts

  1. Do not plug or unplug power connectors while the PSU is powered on, as it can cause DC output terminal damage and fire hazards.
  2. Avoid placing the PSU in enclosed or confined spaces that restrict air flow.
  3. Do not use the PSU in environments with high humidity, condensation, and high salt content.
  4. Never attempt to power a damaged PSU.
  5. Do not disassemble or attempt to repair the PSU yourself. Contact us if you encounter any issues.

By following these do’s and don’ts, you can maintain the efficiency and safety of your ANTMINER and PSU. For expert assistance, contact D-Central Technologies.