Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX4300 Switches

 

When planning the site for installing an EX4300 switch, you must ensure sufficient clearance around the switch.

Follow these clearance requirements:

  • For the cooling system to function properly, the airflow around the chassis must be unrestricted. See Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, and Figure 4 for reference.

    Figure 1: Front-to-Back Airflow on 24-Port and 48-Port EX4300 Switches Except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches
    Front-to-Back Airflow on 24-Port
and 48-Port EX4300 Switches Except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches
    Figure 2: Front -to-Back Airflow on EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches
    Front -to-Back Airflow on EX4300-48MP
and EX4300-48MP-S Switches
    Figure 3: Front-to-Back Airflow on 32-Port EX4300 Switches
    Front-to-Back Airflow on 32-Port
EX4300 Switches
    Figure 4: Back-to-Front Airflow on 24-Port and 48-Port EX4300 Switches
    Back-to-Front Airflow on 24-Port
and 48-Port EX4300 Switches
  • If you are mounting the switch on a rack or cabinet along with other equipment, ensure that the exhaust from other equipment does not blow into the intake vents of the chassis.

  • Leave at least 6 in. (15.2 cm) clearance in front of and behind the chassis for airflow.

  • Leave at least 6 in. (15.2 cm) clearance on the left of the chassis for installing the grounding lug.

  • Leave at least 24 in. (61 cm) clearance in front of and behind the switch for service personnel to remove and install hardware components. See Figure 5 and Figure 6.

    Figure 5: Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX4300 Switch Chassis Except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches
     Clearance
Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX4300 Switch
Chassis Except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches
    Figure 6: Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switch Chassis
     Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for
an EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switch Chassis

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