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Equipment Rack Requirements

When allocating equipment rack space, consider the following:

Your distribution rack should meet basic mechanical and space requirements and comply with conventional standards. In the United States, use EIA-310-D Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment, September 1992.


Figure 3-1 E-series routers installed in a rack

Mechanical Requirements

Follow these mechanical requirements for your rack:

Space Requirements

If you use an enclosed rack for an ERX-14xx model, ensure that there is a minimum of 3 inches of clearance between the inner side wall and the router. This clearance space will allow adequate air flow.

Proper Rack Installation

To confirm proper equipment rack installation, check the following:



Warning: To maintain airflow requirements, a plenum must be installed above ERX-14xx models before any other piece of equipment is installed above the router.


Figure 3-2 Airflow for E-series routers

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