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Equipment Rack Requirements

When allocating equipment rack space, consider the following:

Make sure your distribution rack meets basic mechanical and space requirements and complies with conventional standards. In the United States, use EIA-310-D Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment, September 1992.

Mechanical Requirements

Follow these mechanical requirements for your rack:

Space Requirements

If you use an enclosed rack for the router, ensure that there is a minimum of 3 inches of clearance between the inner side wall and the router. This clearance space ensures adequate air flow.

Proper Rack Installation

To confirm proper equipment rack installation, verify the following:

To maintain airflow requirements, a plenum must be installed above the router before any other piece of equipment is installed above it.

Figure 25: Airflow for the E320 Router

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