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    Installing the NFX150

    Installing and Connecting an NFX150 Device

    To install and connect an NFX150 device:

    1. Follow instructions in Unpacking an NFX150 Device.
    2. Mount the device by following instructions appropriate for your site:

    3. Follow instructions in Connecting Earth Ground to an NFX150 Device.
    4. Follow instructions in Connecting AC Power to an NFX150 Device.
    5. Perform initial configuration of the device by following instructions in Configuring an NFX150 Device.
    6. Set the device’s management options by following the appropriate instructions:

    Mounting an NFX150 Device

    Table 1 lists the methods you can use to mount an NFX150 device.

    Table 1: NFX150 Device Mounting Methods

    Mounting Method

    Device Model

    Comments

    Desk or other level surface (using rubber feet)

    • NFX150-C-S1

    • NFX150-C-S1-AE

    • NFX150-C-S1-AA

    • NFX150-C-S1E-AE

    • NFX150-C-S1E-AA

    On a desk or other level surface by using rubber feet provided with the device.

    Two-post rack or cabinet

    • NFX150-S1

    • NFX150-S1E

    On two posts in a rack or cabinet by using the mounting brackets.

    Four-post rack or cabinet

    • NFX150-S1

    • NFX150-S1E

    On four posts in a rack or cabinet by using the mounting brackets.

    Wall mounting

    • NFX150-S1

    • NFX150-S1E

    • NFX150-C-S1

    • NFX150-C-S1-AE

    • NFX150-C-S1-AA

    • NFX150-C-S1E-AE

    • NFX150-C-S1E-AA

    On a wall by using wall mounting brackets.

    The holes in the mounting brackets are placed at 1 U (1.75 in. or 4.45 cm) apart so that the device can be mounted in any rack or cabinet that provides holes spaced at that distance.

    See the Related Documentation for detailed descriptions of the various rack or cabinet mounting options.

    Mounting an NFX150 Device on a Desk or Other Level Surface

    You can mount an NFX150-C-S1 device on a desk or other level surface by using the four rubber feet that are shipped with the device. The rubber feet stabilize the chassis.

    Before mounting the device on a desk or other level surface:

    To mount an NFX150-C-S1 device on a desk or other level surface:

    1. Remove the device from the shipping carton (see Unpacking an NFX150 Device).
    2. Turn the chassis upside down on the desk or the level surface where you intend to mount the device.
    3. Attach the rubber feet to the bottom of the chassis as shown in Figure 1
    4. Turn the chassis right side up on the desk or the level surface.

      Figure 1: Attaching Rubber Feet to the NFX150-C-S1 Device

      Attaching Rubber Feet
to the NFX150-C-S1 Device
    5. Attach the antennas to the antenna base of compact models such as NFX150-C-S1-AA and NFX150-C-S1-AE with integrated LTE modem support. See Figure 2.

      Figure 2: Attaching Antennas to NFX150-C-S1-AA and NFX150-C-S1-AE

      Attaching Antennas
to NFX150-C-S1-AA and NFX150-C-S1-AE

    Mounting an NFX150 Device on a Wall

    You can mount an NFX150 device on a wall by using the separately orderable wall-mount kit.

    Before mounting an NFX150 device on a wall:

    Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

    • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

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

    • 8 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 included)

    • Hollow wall anchors capable of supporting the weight of a fully loaded NFX150 device, up to 9 lb (4 kg) (not included)—if you are mounting the device in sheetrock (wall board with a gypsum plaster core) or in wall board not backed by wall studs

    To mount the device on a wall:

    1. Attach the wall-mount brackets to the sides of the chassis using four of the wall-mount bracket screws on each side, as shown in Figure 3 and Figure 4.

      Figure 3: Attaching Wall-Mount Brackets to the NFX150 Device Chassis

      Attaching Wall-Mount Brackets to the NFX150 Device Chassis

      Figure 4: Attaching Wall-Mount Brackets to the NFX150-C-S1 Device Chassis

      Attaching Wall-Mount Brackets to the NFX150-C-S1 Device Chassis
    2. Install four mounting screws on the wall as shown in Figure 5 and Figure 6.

      Figure 5: Measurements for Installing Mounting Screws for NFX150-S1 Device on a Wall

      Measurements
for Installing Mounting Screws for NFX150-S1 Device on a Wall

      Figure 6: Measurements for Installing Mounting Screws for NFX150-C-S1 Device on a Wall

      Measurements for Installing Mounting Screws for NFX150-C-S1 Device
on a Wall
      1. Drill a hole A and install a mounting screw.
      2. Drill a hole B at a distance of 5.98 in. (15.19 cm.) on a level line to the right from hole A and install a mounting screw.
      3. Drill two holes at a distance of 18.67 in. (47.42 cm) on a plumb line from hole A and B, install the mounting screws.
      4. Screw the mounting screws only part way in, leaving about 1/4 in. (6 mm) distance between the head of the screw and the wall.
    3. If the mounting screws are inserted in wall board with no stud behind it, you must use dry wall anchors rated to support 20 lb (9 kg). Insert the screws into wall studs wherever possible to provide added support for the chassis.
    4. Grasp each side of the device, lift the device, and hang the brackets from the mounting screws such that the front panel of the device faces to your right or left side as shown in Figure 7 and Figure 8.

      Figure 7: Mounting the NFX150-S1 Device on a Wall

      Mounting
the NFX150-S1 Device on a Wall

      Figure 8: Mounting the NFX150-C-S1 Device on a Wall

      Mounting
the NFX150-C-S1 Device on a Wall
    5. Tighten the mounting screws.
     
     

    Mounting an NFX150 Device on Two Posts in a Rack

    You can mount an NFX150 device on two posts of a 19-in. rack (either a two-post or a four-post rack).

    Note: If you need to mount the device in a recessed position on either a two-post rack or a four-post rack, you can use the 2-in.-recess front brackets provided in the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit.

    Before mounting an NFX150 device on two posts in a rack:

    • Place the rack in its permanent location, allowing adequate clearance for airflow and maintenance, and secure it to the building structure.

    • Read General Safety Guidelines and Warnings.

    • Remove the device from the shipping carton.

    Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

    • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

    • 2 mounting brackets and 8 mounting screws (provided in the accessory box shipped with the device)

    • Screws to secure the chassis to the rack (not provided)

    Note: One person must be available to lift the device while another secures the device to the rack.

    Caution: If you are mounting multiple devices on a rack, mount a device in the bottom of the rack first and proceed to mount the rest of the devices from bottom to top.

    To mount the device on two posts in a rack:

    1. Place the device on a flat, stable surface.
    2. Align the mounting brackets along the front, rear, or center of the side panels of the device chassis depending on how you want to mount the device. For example, if you want to front-mount the device, align the brackets along the front of the side panel. See Figure 9.

      Figure 9: Attaching the Mounting Bracket to the Side Panel of the Device

      Attaching
the Mounting Bracket to the Side Panel of the Device

      Note: If you need to mount the device in a recessed position, use the 2-in.-recess front mount brackets from the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit.

    3. Align the bottom holes in the mounting brackets with holes on the side panels of the device chassis.
    4. Insert mounting screws into the aligned holes. Tighten the screws.
    5. Ensure that the other holes in the mounting brackets are aligned with the holes in the side panels. Insert a screw in each hole and tighten the screws.
    6. Have one person grasp both sides of the device, lift the device, and position it in the rack, aligning the mounting bracket holes with the threaded holes in the rack or cabinet rail. Align the bottom hole in both the mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level. See Figure 10.

      Figure 10: Mounting the Device on Two Posts in a Rack

      Mounting the Device
on Two Posts in a Rack
    7. Have a second person secure the device to the rack by using the appropriate screws. Tighten the screws.
    8. Ensure that the device chassis is level by verifying that all screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the screws on the other side.

    Modified: 2018-05-01