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Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX2200 Switches

When planning the site for installing an EX2200 switch, you must allow sufficient clearance around the installed switch. Figure 16 shows the clearance requirement for EX2200 switches except the EX2200-C switch models. Figure 17 shows the clearance requirement for the EX2200-C switch models.

Figure 16: Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX2200 Switches Except EX2200-C Switch Models

Clearance Requirements
for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX2200 Switches Except EX2200-C
Switch Models

Figure 17: Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX2200-C Switch Models

Clearance Requirements
for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX2200-C Switch Models

The power cord retainer clips extend out of the rear of the chassis by 3 in.

  • Allow at least 6 in. (15.2 cm) of clearance on the side between devices that have fans or blowers installed. Allow 2.8 in. (7 cm) between the side of the chassis and any non-heat-producing surface such as a wall. For the cooling system to function properly, the airflow around the chassis must be unrestricted.

    Figure 18 shows the airflow in PoE models of EX2200 switches, except for EX2200-C models. Figure 19 shows the airflow non-PoE models of EX2200 switches, except for EX2200-C models.

    Figure 18: Airflow Through PoE Models of EX2200 Switches Except EX2200-C Switch Models

    Airflow Through
PoE Models of EX2200 Switches Except EX2200-C Switch Models

    Figure 19: Airflow Through Non-PoE Models of EX2200 Switches Except EX2200-C Switch Models

    Airflow Through
Non-PoE Models of EX2200 Switches Except EX2200-C Switch Models
  • If you are mounting an EX2200 switch in a rack or cabinet with other equipment, or if you are placing it on the desktop or floor near other equipment, ensure that the exhaust from other equipment does not blow into the intake vents of the chassis.
  • Leave at least 24 in. (61 cm) in front of the switch and 6 in. (15.2 cm) behind the switch. For service personnel to remove and install hardware components, you must leave adequate space at the front and back of the switch. NEBS GR-63 recommends that you allow at least 30 in. (76.2 cm) in front of the rack or cabinet and 24 in. (61 cm) behind the rack or cabinet.

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Modified: 2015-06-23