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TCX1000-RDM20 Rack Requirements

 

The TCX1000-RDM20 chassis is designed to be installed in two-post or four-post racks.

Rack requirements consist of:

  • Rack type

  • Mounting bracket hole spacing

  • Rack size and strength

Table 1 provides the rack requirements and specifications for the TCX1000-RDM20.

Table 1: Rack Requirements for the TCX1000-RDM20

Rack Requirement

Guidelines

Rack type: two-post or four-post

Use a two-post or four-post rack that provides bracket patterns spaced at 1-U (1.75 in. or 4.45 cm) increments and that meets the size and strength requirements to support the weight.

A U is the standard rack unit defined in Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment (document number EIA-310–D) published by the Electronics Components Industry Association (http://www.ecianow.org/).

Mounting bracket hole spacing

The holes in the mounting brackets are spaced at 1.25 in. (or 3.17 cm), so that the TCX1000-RDM20 can be mounted in any rack that provides holes spaced at that distance.

Rack size and strength

  • Ensure that the rack complies with the standards for a 19-in., 21-in., or 23-in. rack as defined in Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment (document number EIA-310–D) published by the Electronics Components Industry Association (http://www.ecianow.org/).

  • Ensure that the rack rails are spaced widely enough to accommodate the TCX1000-RDM20 chassis. The outer edges of the front-mounting brackets extend the width to 22.9 in. (58.16 cm).

  • Ensure that the front and rear rack rails are spaced between 28 in. (71.1 cm) and 36 in. (91.4 cm) front-to-back.

  • Ensure that the rack is strong enough to support the weight of the TCX1000-RDM20.

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

Rack connection to building structure

  • Secure the rack to the building structure.

  • If earthquakes are a possibility in your geographical area, secure the rack to the floor.

  • Secure the rack to the ceiling brackets as well as to the wall or floor brackets for maximum stability.