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Mounting an EX2200 Switch on a Wall

This topic describes the process of mounting an EX2200 switch on a wall.

  1. Mounting an EX2200 Switch Except the EX2200-C Model on a Wall
  2. Mounting an EX2200-C Switch on a Wall

Mounting an EX2200 Switch Except the EX2200-C Model on a Wall

You can mount an EX2200 switch on a wall by using the separately orderable wall-mount kit.

Warning:

  • When mounting an EX2200 switch chassis in a vertical position, orient the front panel of the chassis downward to ensure proper airflow and meet safety requirements in the event of a fire.
  • When wall mounting Power over Ethernet (PoE) models (EX2200-24P and EX2200-48P), install the wall-mount baffle above the units to reduce the risk of objects or substances falling into the air exhaust or power supply, which could cause a fire.

Before mounting the switch on a wall:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • 2 wall-mount brackets (provided in the wall-mount kit)
  • 1 wall-mount baffle (provided in the wall-mount kit)
  • 12 wall-mount bracket screws (provided in the wall-mount kit)
  • 6 mounting screws (8-32 x 1.25 in. or M4 x 30 mm) (not provided)
  • Hollow wall anchors rated to support up to 75 lb (34 kg) if you are not screwing the screws directly into wall studs (not provided)
  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

To mount one or two switches on a wall:

  1. Remove the switch from the shipping carton (see Unpacking an EX2200 Switch).
  2. Attach the wall-mount brackets to the sides of the chassis using four wall-mount bracket screws on each side, as shown in Figure 34.

    Figure 34: Attaching Wall-Mount Brackets to a Switch Chassis

    Attaching
Wall-Mount Brackets to a Switch Chassis
  3. If you are mounting two switches together, align the second switch on top of the first and attach it to the mounting brackets using two additional wall-mount bracket screws on each side. (Figure 36 shows two aligned switches.)
  4. Install four mounting screws in the wall for the wall-mount brackets (and two more for the baffle if you are installing a switch that supports PoE) as shown in Figure 35:
    • Use hollow wall anchors rated to support up to 75 lb (34 kg) if you are not inserting the mounting screws directly into wall studs.
    • Turn the screws only part way in, leaving about 1/4 in. (6 mm) distance between the head of the screw and the wall.
    1. Install screw A.
    2. Install screw B 18.68 in. (47.4 cm) from screw A on a level line.
    3. Install screw C 5.98 in. (15.2 cm) on a plumb line down from screw A and screw D 5.98 in. down from screw B.
    4. For PoE models, install screw E 2.76 in. (7 cm) up from and 8.32 in. (21.1 cm) to the right of screw A.
    5. For PoE models, install screw F 4.49 in. (11.4 cm) to the right of screw E.

      Figure 35: Measurements for Installing Mounting Screws

      Measurements
for Installing Mounting Screws
  5. Lift the unit (one switch or two) by grasping each side, and hang the unit by attaching the brackets to the mounting screws as shown in Figure 36.
  6. For PoE models, install the baffle by attaching it to screws E and F.
  7. Tighten all mounting screws.

Figure 36: Mounting the Switch on a Wall

Mounting the Switch
on a Wall

Mounting an EX2200-C Switch on a Wall

You can mount an EX2200-C switch, the compact, fanless model, on a wall by using the flexible mounting slots on the bottom of the chassis to fix to the screws on the wall.

Warning: When mounting an EX2200-C switch chassis in a vertical position, orient the front panel of the chassis downward to ensure proper airflow and meet safety requirements in the event of a fire.

Note: Do not block the vents on the top of the EX2200-C switches. Doing this can lead to overheating of the switch chassis.

Before mounting the switch on a wall:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • 3 wall mounting screws (M4 x 30mm or 8-32 x 1.25 in. Phillips pan-head machine screws—not provided)
  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2
  • 1 cable guard and 3 number-8 Phillips truss-head screws (optional and separately orderable) to secure the cable guard to the switch
  • 1 standard cable lock (optional and separately orderable) to secure the switch from theft by connecting the cable to a security slot on the switch

To mount the switch on a wall:

  1. Remove the switch from the shipping carton (see Unpacking an EX2200 Switch).
  2. Drill three holes A, B, and C on the wall as shown in Figure 37.

    Figure 37: Measurements for Installing Mounting Screws for the EX2200-C Switch

    Measurements for Installing Mounting Screws for the EX2200-C Switch
    1. Drill hole A and install a mounting screw.
    2. Drill hole B 9.53 in. (24.2 cm) on a level line from hole A and install a mounting screw.
    3. Mark a point P 3.98 in. (10.13 cm) on a plumb line down from hole A.
    4. From point P 4.37 in. (11.0 cm) on a level line drill hole C and install a mounting screw.
  3. Tighten the screws only part way in, leaving about 1/4 in. (6 mm) distance between the head of the screw and the wall.
  4. Mount the switch on the mounting screws facing front panel downwards, and slide it downward until it locks in place as shown in Figure 38.

    Figure 38: Mounting the EX2200-C Switch on a Wall Using Screws

    Mounting
the EX2200-C Switch on a Wall Using Screws
  5. (Optional) Attach the optional cable guard to protect cable connections:
    1. Use the 3 truss-head screws to attach the cable guard to the bottom of the chassis.
    2. Use the thumbscrews to tighten or loosen the guard to allow you to insert cables. See Figure 39.

      Figure 39: Attaching a Cable Guard to an EX2200-C Switch

      Attaching a Cable
Guard to an EX2200-C Switch
  6. (Optional) Attach the optional standard cable lock to a security slot on the side of the switch:
    1. Rope the cable to a desk or a rack and set the lock to the unlocked position.
    2. Insert the lock into a security slot on your chassis and set the lock to the locked position. See Figure 40.

      Figure 40: Securing the EX2200-C Switch Using Security Slots

      Securing the EX2200-C
Switch Using Security Slots

Related Documentation

Modified: 2015-06-23