Technical Documentation

Mounting an EX-series Switch on a Desk or Other Level Surface

You can mount an EX-series switch on a desk or other level surface by using the 4 rubber feet that are shipped with the switch. The rubber feet stabilize the chassis.

Before mounting an EX-series switch on a desk or other level surface:

  • Verify that the site meets the requirements described in Site Preparation Checklist for EX-series Switches.
  • Place the desk in its permanent location, allowing adequate clearance for airflow and maintenance, and secure it to the building structure.
  • Read General Safety Guidelines and Warnings, with particular attention to Chassis Lifting Guidelines.
  • Remove the switch from the shipping carton (see Unpacking an EX-series Switch).
  • Ensure you have the following tools and parts available to mount an EX-series switch on a desk or other level surface:
    • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2
    • Rubber feet to stabilize the chassis on the a desk or other level surface
    • Dust covers for ports (for EX 4200-24F switches only; optional)

To mount the EX-series switch on a desk or other level surface:

  1. Turn the chassis upside down on the desk or the level surface where you intend to mount the switch.
  2. Attach the rubber feet to the bottom of the chassis, as shown in Figure 1.
  3. Turn the chassis right side up on the desk or the level surface.
  4. If it is an EX 4200-24F switch, we recommend you insert dust covers in unused SFP ports.

Figure 1: Attaching Rubber Feet to the EX-series Switch Chassis

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