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Site Preparation Checklist for ACX1000 and ACX1100 Routers

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for ACX1000 and ACX1100 router installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

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Verify that environmental factors such as temperature and humidity do not exceed router tolerances.

ACX1000 and ACX1100 Router Environmental Specifications


Measure the distance between external power sources and router installation site.


Locate sites for connection of system grounding.

ACX1000 and ACX1100 Router Grounding Specifications


Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

ACX1100 AC Power Specifications

ACX1000 and ACX1100 DC Power Specifications

Hardware Configuration

Choose the number and types of routers you want to install.

ACX1000 and ACX1100 Universal Metro Router Overview

Rack or Cabinet

Verify that your rack or cabinet meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the router.

Rack Requirements for ACX1000 and ACX1100 Routers

Cabinet Requirements for ACX1000 and ACX1100 Routers


Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance on ACX1000 and ACX1100 Routers


Secure the rack or cabinet to the floor and building structure.


Acquire cables and connectors:

  • Determine the number of cables needed based on your planned configuration.

  • Review the maximum distance allowed for each cable. Choose the length of cable based on the distance between the hardware components being connected.


Plan the cable routing and management.