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TCX1000-RDM20 Cabinet Requirements


You can mount TCX1000-RDM20 models in a cabinet that contains a two-post 19-in. or four-post rack as defined in Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment (document number EIA-310-E) published by the Electronics Components Industry Association (

Cabinet requirements consist of:

  • Cabinet airflow requirements

Table 1 provides the cabinet requirements for the TCX1000-RDM20.

Table 1: Cabinet Requirements for the TCX1000-RDM20

Cabinet Requirement


Cabinet airflow requirements

When you mount the TCX1000-RDM20 in a cabinet, ensure that ventilation through the cabinet is sufficient to prevent overheating.

  • Ensure that the cool air supply you provide through the cabinet adequately dissipates the thermal output of the TCX1000-RDM20 (and other installed equipment).

  • Ensure that the cabinet allows the hot exhaust air of the chassis to exit the cabinet without recirculating into the TCX1000-RDM20 . An open cabinet (without a top or doors) that employs hot air exhaust extraction from the top allows the best airflow through the chassis. If the cabinet contains a top or doors, perforations in these elements assist with removing the hot air exhaust.

  • Install the TCX1000-RDM20 in the cabinet in a way that maximizes the open space on the field-replaceable unit (FRU) side of the chassis. This maximizes the clearance for critical airflow. The TCX1000-RDM20 exhausts hot air through the fans and power supplies.

  • Route and dress all cables to minimize the blockage of airflow to and from the TCX1000-RDM20.

  • Ensure that the spacing of rails and adjacent cabinets allows for the proper clearance around the TCX1000-RDM20 and cabinet.