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Step 5–Installing the Front Panel

The front panel is required on the PTX10016 to protect fiber optic cabling and to provide additional protection from electromagnetic interference (EMI). The front panel can be installed with or without the optional cable management system.

Ensure that you have the following tools and parts before you begin:

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2
  • Front panel (provided with the router chassis)
  • Right base bracket (provided)
  • Left base bracket (provided)
  • 2 interchangeable latch brackets (provided)
  • 8 Phillips flat head mounting screws (provided)

To install the front panel:

  1. Remove the plastic bag that is taped to the front panel, which holds the brackets and screws.
  2. Use the Phillips screwdriver to attach two mounting screws to the left base bracket at the bottom left side of the chassis frame. The base brackets are larger than the latch brackets.

    Note: The right and left base brackets cannot be interchanged (see Figure 12).

    Figure 12: Front Panel Mounting Hardware

    Front Panel Mounting
    Latch brackets
    Left base bracket
    Right base bracket
  3. Use the Phillips screwdriver to attach two mounting screws to the right base bracket at the bottom right side of the chassis frame.
  4. Use the Phillips screwdriver to attach two mounting screws to the latch bracket at the top left of the chassis frame (see Figure 13).

    Figure 13: Attaching Front Panel Brackets

    Attaching Front
Panel Brackets
  5. Use the final two mounting screws to attach a latch bracket to the top right of the chassis frame so there are brackets on all four corners of the front of the chassis.
  6. Lift the front panel and rest it on the two bottom brackets.
  7. Slide the panel back on the bracket glides until it engages on the two ramps.
  8. Tilt the panel toward the chassis until it is vertical with the chassis. The blue release buttons on the side of the panel clicks into place (see Figure 14).

    Figure 14: Front Panel Installation

    Front Panel Installation

Modified: 2017-12-18