Mounting an EX4300 Switch on a Wall

 

You can mount an EX4300 switch on a wall by using the separately orderable wall-mount kit.

Before mounting the switch on a wall:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 (not provided)

  • 2 wall-mount brackets (provided with the wall-mount kit)

  • 12 wall-mount bracket screws (provided with the wall-mount kit)

  • 4 mounting screws (8-32 x 1.25 in. or M4 x 30 mm) (not provided)

  • Cover panels for uplink module and power supply slots (provided)

  • Hollow wall anchors capable of supporting the combined weight of two fully loaded switches, up to 33 lb (15 kg) (not included)—if you are mounting the switch in sheetrock (wall board with a gypsum plaster core) or in wall board not backed by wall studs.

Warning

When mounting EX4300 switches except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S switches on a wall, orient the front panel of the chassis downward to ensure proper airflow and meet safety requirements in the event of a fire. When mounting EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S switches on a wall, orient the front panel of the chassis pointing to the right side or to the left side to ensure proper airflow and meet safety requirements in the event of a fire.

Note

For easier lifting, install any additional power supplies only after you mount the switch on the wall.

To mount the switch on a wall:

  1. Attach the wall-mount brackets to the sides of the chassis by using four of the wall-mount bracket screws on each side (see the representation in Figure 1). Use the screwdriver to tighten the screws.
    Figure 1: Attaching Wall-Mount Brackets to the Switch Chassis
    Attaching Wall-Mount
Brackets to the Switch Chassis
  2. If you are mounting two switches together, line the second switch on top of the first and attach it to the mounting brackets by using two wall-mount bracket screws on each side (see the representation in Figure 2).
  3. Insert the mounting screws in the wall. If you are mounting EX4300 switches except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S switches, insert the top pair of mounting screws 474.35 mm apart, and insert the second pair of mounting screws 151.81 mm directly below the first set. If you are mounting EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S switches, insert the top pair of mounting screws 474.2 mm apart, and insert the second pair of mounting screws 152 mm directly below the first set (see Figure 3 and Figure 4).

    If the mounting screws are inserted in a wall board with no stud behind it, you must use dry wall anchors rated to support 75 lb (34 kg). Insert the screws into wall studs wherever possible to provide added support for the chassis.

    Drive the screws only part way in, leaving about 1/4 in. (6 mm) distance between the head of the screw and the wall. Use the screwdriver to drive the screws in.

  4. Grasp each side of the switch or switches, lift the switch or switches, and hang the brackets from the mounting screws (see the representation in Figure 2).
    Figure 2: Mounting the Switch on a Wall
    Mounting the Switch
on a Wall
    Figure 3: Measurements for Mounting EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches on a Wall with the Front Panel Pointing to the Right Side
    Measurements
for Mounting EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches on a Wall with
the Front Panel Pointing to the Right Side
    Figure 4: Mounting EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches on a Wall with the Front Panel Pointing to the Left Side
    Mounting EX4300-48MP
and EX4300-48MP-S Switches on a Wall with the Front Panel Pointing
to the Left Side
  5. Tighten the mounting screws by using the screwdriver.