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Installing the TX Matrix Plus Router Using a Lift

 Caution

Before installing the TX Matrix Plus router:

  • Read the safety information in General Installation Safety Guidelines.

  • Ensure that a mechanical lift and Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 are available for the installation. Because of the TX Matrix Plus router's size and weight—up to 925 lb (420 kg) depending on configuration—you must use a lift to install the TX Matrix Plus router.

  • Have a qualified technician verify that the rack is strong enough to support the TX Matrix Plus router's weight and is adequately supported at the installation site.

  • 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.

Figure 1: Loading the TX Matrix Plus Router onto the Lift
Loading the TX Matrix Plus Router
onto the Lift

To install the TX Matrix Plus router using a lift (see Figure 1):

  1. Load the TX Matrix Plus router onto the lift, making sure the router rests securely on the mechanical lift.Caution

    Do not lift the TX Matrix Plus router using the handles on the sides of the chassis. Use these handles only to help position the TX Matrix Plus router.

  2. Using the lift, position the TX Matrix Plus router in front of the rack, centering it in front of the mounting shelf.
  3. Lift the chassis slightly above the surface of the mounting shelf, and position it as close as possible to the shelf.
  4. Carefully slide the TX Matrix Plus router onto the mounting shelf, so that the bottom of the chassis and the mounting shelf overlap by approximately 2 inches.
  5. With four people pushing on the front-mounting flanges, slide the TX Matrix Plus router onto the mounting shelf until the center-mounting brackets (open-frame racks) or front-mounting flanges (four-post racks) contact the rack rails. The shelves ensure that the holes in the center-mounting brackets and the front-mounting flanges of the chassis align with the holes in the rack rails.
  6. Move the lift away from the rack.
  7. Install a mounting screw into each of the mounting holes aligned with the rack, starting from the bottom.
  8. Visually inspect the alignment of the TX Matrix Plus 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 2: Installing the TX Matrix Plus Router in an Open-Frame Rack
Installing the TX
Matrix Plus Router in an Open-Frame Rack
Figure 3: Installing the TX Matrix Plus Router in a Four-Post Rack
Installing the TX Matrix
Plus Router in a Four-Post Rack

The holes in the center-mounting brackets are spaced at 2 U (3.5 in. or 8.9 cm).

Table 1: Mounting Hole Locations for Installing a TX Matrix Plus Chassis in an Open-Frame Rack

Hole

Distance Above U Division

Chassis

90

52.5 in. (132.7 cm)

29.86 U

X

84

48.75 in. (123.8 cm)

27.86 U

X

78

45.25 in. (114.9 cm)

25.86 U

X

72

41.75 in. (106.0 cm)

23.86 U

X

66

38.25 in. (97.2 cm)

21.86 U

X

60

34.75 in. (88.3 cm)

19.86 U

X

54

31.25 in. (79.4 cm)

17.86 U

X

48

27.75 in. (70.5 cm)

15.86 U

X

42

24.25 in. (61.6 cm)

13.86 U

X

36

20.75 in. (52.7 cm)

11.86 U

X

30

17.25 in. (43.8 cm)

9.86 U

X

24

13.75 in. (34.9 cm)

7.86 U

X

18

10.25 in. (26.0 cm)

5.86 U

X

12

6.75 in. (17.1 cm)

3.86 U

X

The holes in the front-mounting flanges are spaced at 2 U (3.5 in. or 8.9 cm).

Table 2: Mounting Hole Locations for Installing a TX Matrix Plus Chassis in a Four-Post Rack

Hole

Distance Above U Division

87

50.50 in. (128.3 cm)

28.86 U

81

47.00 in. (119.4 cm)

26.86 U

75

43.50 in. (110.5 cm)

24.86 U

69

40.00 in. (101.6 cm)

22.86 U

63

36.5 in. (92.7 cm)

20.86 U

57

33.00 in. (88.8 cm)

18.86 U

51

29.50 in. (74.9 cm)

16.86 U

45

24.26 in. (61.6 cm)

14.86 U

39

22.51 in. (57.2 cm)

12.86 U

33

19.01 in. (48.3 cm)

10.86 U

27

15.51 in. (39.4 cm)

8.86 U

21

12.00 in. (30.5 cm)

6.86 U

15

8.50 in. (21.6 cm)

4.86 U

9

5.00 in. (12.7 cm)

2.86 U