Help us improve your experience.

Let us know what you think.

Do you have time for a two-minute survey?


T1600 Site Preparation Requirements Checklist


The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for router installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

Item or Task

For More Information

Performed By



Verify that environmental factors such as temperature and humidity do not exceed router tolerances.

T1600 Environmental Specifications


Measure distance between external power sources and router installation site.

T1600 DC Power Distribution


Locate sites for connection of system grounding.

T1600 Chassis Grounding Cable and Lug Specifications


Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

T1600 AC Power Requirements

T1600 DC Power Requirements


Verify that your rack meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the router.

Rack Requirements for the T1600 Router


Plan rack location, including required space clearances.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and T1600 Hardware Maintenance


If a rack is used, secure rack to floor and building structure.

Rack Requirements for the T1600 Router

Cables and Transceivers

Acquire cables and transceivers:

  • Determine the number of cables needed based on your planned configuration.

  • Review the maximum distance allowed for each cable. Choose the length of cable based on the distance between the hardware components being connected.

Determining Transceiver Support and Specifications for M Series and T Series Routers

Understanding Fiber-Optic Cable Signal Loss, Attenuation, and Dispersion

Calculating Power Budget and Power Margin for Fiber-Optic Cables


Plan the cable routing and management.

Maintaining T1600 PICs and PIC Cables