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Site Preparation Checklist for ACX500 Routers

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for ACX500 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.

ACX500 Router Environmental Specifications


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


Locate sites for connection of system grounding.

ACX500 Router Grounding Specifications


Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

ACX500 DC Power Specifications

Hardware Configuration

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

ACX500 Universal Metro Router Overview

Rack, Cabinet, Wall or Pole

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

Rack Requirements for ACX500 Indoor Routers

Cabinet Requirements for ACX500 Indoor Routers

Wall Requirements for ACX500 Outdoor Routers

Pole Requirements for ACX500 Outdoor Routers


Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance on ACX500 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.