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Mounting an EX4300 Switch on a Wall

You can mount an EX4300 switch on a wall by using the separately orderable wall-mount kit.

Before mounting the switch on a wall:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 (not provided)
  • 2 wall-mount brackets (provided with the wall-mount kit)
  • 12 wall-mount bracket screws (provided with the wall-mount kit)
  • 4 mounting screws (8-32 x 1.25 in. or M4 x 30 mm) (not provided)
  • Cover panels for uplink module and power supply slots (provided)
  • Hollow wall anchors capable of supporting the combined weight of two fully loaded switches, up to 33 lb (15 kg) (not included)—if you are mounting the switch in sheetrock (wall board with a gypsum plaster core) or in wall board not backed by wall studs.

Warning: When mounted in a vertical position, an EX4300 switch must be oriented with the front panel of the chassis pointing down to ensure proper airflow and meet safety requirements in the event of a fire.

Note: For easier lifting, install any additional power supplies only after you mount the switch on the wall.

To mount the switch on a wall:

  1. Attach the wall-mount brackets to the sides of the chassis by using four of the wall-mount bracket screws on each side (see the representation in Figure 47). Use the screwdriver to tighten the screws.

    Figure 47: Attaching Wall-Mount Brackets to the Switch Chassis

    Attaching Wall-Mount Brackets to the Switch Chassis
  2. If you are mounting two switches together, line the second switch on top of the first and attach it to the mounting brackets by using two wall-mount bracket screws on each side (see the representation in Figure 48).
  3. Insert the mounting screws in the wall. Insert the top pair of mounting screws 474.35 mm apart, and insert the second pair of mounting screws 151.81 mm directly below the first set.

    If the mounting screws are inserted in a wall board with no stud behind it, you must use dry wall anchors rated to support 75 lb (34 kg). Insert the screws into wall studs wherever possible to provide added support for the chassis.

    Drive the screws only part way in, leaving about 1/4 in. (6 mm) distance between the head of the screw and the wall. Use the screwdriver to drive the screws in.

  4. Grasp each side of the switch or switches, lift the switch or switches, and hang the brackets from the mounting screws (see the representation in Figure 48).

    Figure 48: Mounting the Switch on a Wall

the Switch on a Wall
  5. Tighten the mounting screws by using the screwdriver.

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Modified: 2015-06-23