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Site Preparation Checklist for an EX Series Redundant Power System


The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for Redundant Power System (RPS) installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

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Measure the distance between external power sources and the RPS installation site to ensure that power cords are long enough.


Locate sites for connection of system grounding.

Site Electrical Wiring Guidelines


Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

Power Specifications for the EX Series Redundant Power System

Hardware Configuration

Choose the switches that you want to connect and determine whether they require PoE or non-PoE power.

EX Series Redundant Power System Hardware Overview

Rack or Cabinet

Verify that the rack or cabinet meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the RPS.

Rack Requirements

Cabinet Requirements


Plan the rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX Series Redundant Power System


Secure the rack or cabinet to the floor and building structure.

AC Power Cords and RPS Cables

For a list of parts supplied with the RPS, see Parts Inventory (Packing List) for an EX Series Redundant Power System

Set up the switches and RPS such that connections can be made using the RPS cables and power supply cords, each of which is 1.5 m long.

Ensure that you have enough AC power cords and RPS cables:

  • Each power supply requires one power cord.

  • Each connected switch requires one RPS cable.