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T1600 Chassis Description


The T1600 Core Router chassis is a rigid sheet metal structure that houses all the other T1600 router components (see Figure 1 and Figure 2). The chassis measures 37.45 in. (95.1 cm) high, 31 in. (78.7 cm) deep, and 17.43 in. (44.3 cm) wide. The chassis can be installed into many types of racks or cabinets.

The chassis includes the following features (see Figure 1 and Figure 2):

  • Front-mounting flanges for mounting in a four-post rack or cabinet or front-mounting in an open-frame rack.

  • Center-mounting metal brackets for center-mounting in an open-frame rack.

  • Handles on each side to facilitate positioning the router in the rack. Do not use the handles to lift the router.

  • Two electrostatic discharge (ESD) points (banana plug receptacles), one front and one rear.


    Before removing or installing components of a router, attach an ESD strap to an ESD point and place the other end of the strap around your bare wrist. Failure to use an ESD strap could result in damage to the router.


    The router must be connected to earth ground during normal operation.

    Figure 1: Front View of Router Chassis
    Front View of Router Chassis
    Figure 2: Rear View of Router Chassis
    Rear View of Router Chassis

For chassis serial number information , see Locating T1600 Component Serial Numbers Using the CLI.