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TCX1000-RDM20 Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance

 

When planning the site for a TCX1000 installation, you must allow sufficient clearance around the installed chassis (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for a TCX1000
Clearance Requirements for
Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for a TCX1000

Follow these guidelines:

  • For the cooling system to function properly, the airflow around the chassis must be unrestricted. See TCX1000-RDM20 Cooling System Description for more information about the airflow through the chassis.

  • If you are mounting a TCX1000 in a rack or cabinet with other equipment, ensure that the exhaust from other equipment does not blow into the intake vents of the TCX1000 chassis.

  • You must leave at least 24 in. (61 cm) both in front of and behind the TCX1000. For service personnel to remove and install hardware components, you must leave adequate space at the front and back of the TCX1000. NEBS GR-63 recommends that you allow at least 30 in. (76.2 cm) in front of the rack or cabinet and 24 in. (61 cm) behind the rack or cabinet.