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Mounting the T1600 Chassis Using a Mechanical Lift


Because of the router's size and weight—up to 606 lb (275 kg) depending on configuration—we strongly recommend that you install the router using a lift.

To mount the chassis in the rack or cabinet using a lift (see Figure 1):

  1. If you are installing the router in an open-frame rack, ensure that the rack is in its permanent location and is secured to the building. Ensure that the installation site allows adequate clearance for both airflow and maintenance. For details, see Clearance Requirements for Airflow and T1600 Hardware Maintenance .
  2. Load the router onto the lift, making sure it rests securely on the lift platform.Caution

    Do not lift the router using the installation handle or the handles on the sides of the chassis. Use these handles only to help position the router.

  3. Using the lift, position the chassis in front of the rack or cabinet, centering it in front of the mounting shelves.
  4. Lift the chassis approximately 0.75 in. above the surface of the mounting shelves and position it as close as possible to the shelves.
  5. Carefully slide the chassis onto the mounting shelves so that the bottom of the chassis and the mounting shelves overlap by approximately 2 inches.
  6. With one person pulling on the installation handle from the rear of the rack or cabinet while two people push on the front-mounting flanges, slide the chassis onto the mounting shelves until the mounting brackets or front-mounting flanges contact the rack rails or spacer bars (depending on your type of installation). The shelves ensure that the holes in the mounting brackets and the front-mounting flanges of the chassis align with the holes in the rack rails.
  7. Move the lift away from the rack.
  8. If you are installing the router in a four-post rack or cabinet, install a mounting screw and a cage nut into each of the holes aligned with the threaded holes in the spacer bars. If you are installing the router in an open-frame rack, install a mounting screw into each of the open mounting holes aligned with the rack, starting from the bottom.
  9. Visually inspect the alignment of the router. If the router is installed properly in the rack, all the mounting screws on one side of the rack should be aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side and the router should be level.
Figure 1: Installing the Router in a Four-Post Rack
Installing the Router in a Four-Post

This illustration depicts the router being installed in a four-post rack.