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Equipment Rack Requirements

When allocating equipment rack space, consider the following:

Make sure your distribution rack meet 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.

Figure 50: ERX Routers Installed in a Rack

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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 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 ERX-14xx models before any other piece of equipment is installed above the router.

Figure 51: Airflow for ERX Routers

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