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Step 2: Install the Platform

Before You Begin Installation

Before installing the device:

  • Have a plan for installing the device that takes into consideration future expansion.
  • Have the tools and accessories needed to complete the installation.
  • Be sure that the space requirement of 3 feet (90 cm) behind the device or rack is met. Do not block air vents on the front or back of the router.
  • Prepare the equipment racks by measuring and marking space for each device and plenum you plan to install.
  • See the Safety Warnings.

Option: Install the Platform in Freestanding Mode

When installing the device on a table top or in any other freestanding mode, be sure to leave enough space around the device for adequate ventilation. Position the chassis with easy access to the connections that it needs for power, local communications, and remote communications.

Warning: Two people are required to lift the device.

Caution: To prevent electrostatic damage to the device and its components, make sure persons handling the device wear an antistatic device.

Option: Install the Platform in a Rack

To install the device in a rack, you need:

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Four 10-32 x 3/8 Phillips screws for each device to be installed

Before installing the devices in a rack, consider the following guidelines:

  • You can install up to four CTP2056 chassis in a single 7-ft. (2.1-m) rack. Installing multiple devices in a single rack enables you to maximize your available space.
  • Install heavier devices, such as a CTP2056 chassis, on the bottom of the rack. Mount lighter devices higher in the rack.

Following your installation plan, use a tape measure and marking pen to measure and mark space on each equipment rack for each device component. For horizontal spacing, follow Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) requirements.

To install the device in the rack:

  1. With one person standing on the left side of the device and another standing on the right side, lift the device into the rack.
  2. Position the device in its designated location in the equipment rack. Make sure the holes of the mounting brackets align evenly with the holes of the equipment rack on both sides.
  3. Starting at the bottom of the device, have the third person secure the device in the equipment rack by using the 10-32 x 3/8 Phillips screws.

Modified: 2017-03-01