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Maintaining the EX8200 Power Cord Tray

 

Removing the Power Cord Tray from a Rack or Cabinet for an EX8200 Switch

You can remove the power cord tray from a rack or cabinet. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet.”)

In two-post rack installations, we recommend that you do not remove the power cord tray unless you are also removing the switch and that you remove the switch before you remove the power cord tray.

Note

The EX8216 switch can be installed only in a four-post rack. Installation in a two-post rack is not supported.

If you remove the power cord tray before removing the EX8208 switch from a two-post rack, there is no support for the underside of the switch. This creates a problem if and when you need to remove the switch, because the chassis has no support once you remove the screws that hold the front-mounting brackets to the rack. In a four-post rack this is not an issue because the switch rests on the adjustable mounting brackets.

Before you begin to remove the power cord tray:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove the power cord tray:

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1, 2, or 3, depending on the size of your rack mounting screws

To remove the power cord tray:

  1. Use the appropriate Phillips (+) screwdriver to remove the four mounting screws that hold the power cord tray in the rack.
  2. Remove the power cord tray and store it in the original switch accessory box for later use.

Installing the Power Cord Tray in a Rack or Cabinet for an EX8200 Switch

The power cord tray is supplied with all EX8200 switches. The power cord tray is optional for four-post rack or cabinet installation but mandatory for a two-post rack or cabinet installation. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet.”) To mount an EX8208 switch in a two-post rack, you must install the power cord tray in the rack before installing the switch.

Note

The EX8216 switch can be installed only in a four-post rack. Installation in a two-post rack is not supported.

The power cord tray provides support for the front of the EX8208 chassis during installation of the switch in a two-post rack. The front edge of the chassis rests on the upper edge (lip) of the power cord tray.

The power cord tray provides a place to organize and tie down the power cords for the power supplies.

The power cord tray uses 1 U of rack space, so the total space occupied by an EX8208 switch chassis and power cord tray is 15 U, and the total space occupied by an EX8216 switch chassis and power cord tray is 22 U.

Ensure that you have the following tools and parts available to install the power cord tray:

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1, 2, or 3, depending on the size of your rack mounting screws

  • 4 mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the power cord tray to the rack

To install the power cord tray (see Figure 1 and Figure 2):

  1. Remove the power cord tray from the accessory box.
  2. Decide where to position the switch in the rack. If the rack is empty, choose the lowest possible location. See Rack Requirements, and Cabinet Requirements.Note

    To mount an EX8208 switch on a two-post rack, you must install the power cord tray in the rack before installing the switch. See Figure 2. Installation of an EX8216 switch in a two-post rack is not supported.

  3. Position the power cord tray in the rack space immediately below the position in which you want to install the switch (in a two-post rack) or where the switch is installed (in a four-post rack) (see Figure 1). Line up the screw holes of the power cord tray with the holes in the rack. Use 4 mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the power cord tray to the rack.
Figure 1: Installing the Power Cord Tray in a Four-Post Rack
Installing the Power
Cord Tray in a Four-Post Rack
Figure 2: Power Cord Tray Installed in a Two-Post Rack
 Power Cord Tray
Installed in a Two-Post Rack