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Mounting an EX3300 Switch on a Wall

You can mount an EX3300 switch on a wall by using the separately orderable wall-mount kit.

Warning:

  • When mounting an EX3300 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.
  • 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)
  • 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 EX3300 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 29.

    Figure 29: 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 in such a way that both the switches have airflow in the same direction and attach it to the mounting brackets using two additional wall-mount bracket screws on each side. (Figure 31 shows two aligned switches.)
  4. Install six mounting screws in the wall for the wall-mount brackets and baffle as shown in Figure 30:
    • 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. Install screw E 2.76 in. (7 cm) up from and 8.32 in. (21.1 cm) to the right of screw A.
    5. Install screw F 4.49 in. (11.4 cm) to the right of screw E.

      Figure 30: 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 31.
  6. Tighten all mounting screws.

Figure 31: Mounting the Switch on a Wall

Mounting the Switch
on a Wall

Related Documentation

Modified: 2015-06-23