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EX4600 Site Guidelines and Requirements

Environmental Requirements and Specifications for EX Series Switches

The switch must be installed in a rack or cabinet housed in a dry, clean, well-ventilated, and temperature-controlled environment.

Ensure that these environmental guidelines are followed:

  • The site must be as dust-free as possible, because dust can clog air intake vents and filters, reducing the efficiency of the switch cooling system.

  • Maintain ambient airflow for normal switch operation. If the airflow is blocked or restricted, or if the intake air is too warm, the switch might overheat, leading to the switch temperature monitor shutting down the switch to protect the hardware components.

Table 1 provides the required environmental conditions for normal switch operation.

Table 1: EX Series Switch Environmental Tolerances

Switch or device

Environment Tolerance

Altitude

Relative Humidity

Temperature

Seismic

EX2200-C

No performance degradation up to 5,000  feet (1524  meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (40° C) at altitudes up to 5,000  ft (1,524 m).

For information about extended temperature SFP transceivers supported on EX2200 switches, see Pluggable Transceivers Supported on EX2200 Switches.

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX2200 (except EX2200-C switches)

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX2300-C

No performance degradation up to 5,000  feet (1524 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (40° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX2300 (except EX2300-C switches)

No performance degradation up to 13,000  feet (3962 meters) at 104°   F (40° C) as per GR-63

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX3200

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX3300

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX3400

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX4200

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX4300

The maximum thermal output for EX4300-48T is 423 BTU/hour and for EX4300-48P is 5844 BTU/hour.

EX4300 switches except the EX4300-48MP model— No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

EX4300-48MP model— No performance degradation up to 6,000  feet (1829 meters)

EX4300 switches except the EX4300-48MP model— Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

EX4300-48MP model— Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 5% through 90% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX4500

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX4550

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

  • EX4550-32F switches— Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (45° C)

  • EX4550-32T switches— Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F through 104°   F (40° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX4600

No performance degradation to 6,562  feet (2000 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 5% through 90%, noncondensing

  • Short-term operation ensured in the relative humidity range 5% through 93%, noncondensing

    Note:

    As defined in NEBS GR-63-CORE, Issue 4, short-term events can be up to 96 hours in duration but not more than 15 days per year.

  • Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (45° C)

  • Nonoperating storage temperature in shipping container: – 40°   F (–40° C) through 158°   F (70° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements per NEBS GR-63-CORE, Issue 4.

EX4650

No performance degradation to 6,000  feet (1829 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (condensing)

Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (40° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX6210

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (40° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX8208

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (40° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX8216

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (40° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX9204

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 5% through 90% (noncondensing)

Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (40° C)

Nonoperating storage temperature in shipping container: – 40°   F (–40° C) to 158°   F (70° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63.

EX9208

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 5% through 90% (noncondensing)

Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (40° C)

Nonoperating storage temperature in shipping container: – 40°   F (–40° C) to 158°   F (70° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63.

EX9214

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 5% through 90% (noncondensing)

Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (40° C)

Nonoperating storage temperature in shipping container: – 40°   F (–40° C) through 158°   F (70° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63.

EX9251

The maximum thermal output is 1705  BTU/hour (500 W).

No performance degradation up to 10,000  ft (3048 m)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 5% to 90%, noncondensing

Normal operation ensured in temperature range of 32°   F (0° C) to 104°   F (40° C)

Nonoperating storage temperature in shipping container: – 40°   F (–40° C) to 158°   F (70° C)

Complies with Telcordia Technologies Zone 4 earthquake requirements

XRE200

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 41°   F (5° C) through 104°   F (40° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

Note:

Install EX Series switches only in restricted areas, such as dedicated equipment rooms and equipment closets, in accordance with Articles 110– 16, 110– 17, and 110– 18 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

General Site Guidelines

Efficient device operation requires proper site planning and maintenance and proper layout of the equipment, rack or cabinet (if used), and wiring closet.

To plan and create an acceptable operating environment for your device and prevent environmentally caused equipment failures:

  • Keep the area around the chassis free from dust and conductive material, such as metal flakes.

  • Follow prescribed airflow guidelines to ensure that the cooling system functions properly and that exhaust from other equipment does not blow into the intake vents of the device.

  • Follow the prescribed electrostatic discharge (ESD) prevention procedures to prevent damaging the equipment. Static discharge can cause components to fail completely or intermittently over time.

  • Install the device in a secure area, so that only authorized personnel can access the device.

Site Electrical Wiring Guidelines

Table 2 describes the factors you must consider while planning the electrical wiring at your site.

Warning:

You must provide a properly grounded and shielded environment and use electrical surge-suppression devices.

Avertissement Vous devez établir un environnement protégé et convenablement mis à la terre et utiliser des dispositifs de parasurtension.

Table 2: Site Electrical Wiring Guidelines

Site Wiring Factor

Guidelines

Signaling limitations

If your site experiences any of the following problems, consult experts in electrical surge suppression and shielding:

  • Improperly installed wires cause radio frequency interference (RFI).

  • Damage from lightning strikes occurs when wires exceed recommended distances or pass between buildings.

  • Electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) caused by lightning damage unshielded conductors and electronic devices.

Radio frequency interference

To reduce or eliminate RFI from your site wiring, do the following:

  • Use a twisted-pair cable with a good distribution of grounding conductors.

  • If you must exceed the recommended distances, use a high-quality twisted-pair cable with one ground conductor for each data signal when applicable.

Electromagnetic compatibility

If your site is susceptible to problems with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), particularly from lightning or radio transmitters, seek expert advice.

Some of the problems caused by strong sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI) are:

  • Destruction of the signal drivers and receivers in the device

  • Electrical hazards as a result of power surges conducted over the lines into the equipment

Rack Requirements for an EX4600 Switch

EX4600 Switches are designed to be installed on four-post racks.

Rack requirements consist of:

  • Rack type

  • Mounting bracket hole spacing

  • Rack size and strength

Table 3 provides the rack requirements and specifications for the EX4600 Switch.

Table 3: Rack Requirements for the EX4600 Switch

Rack Requirement

Guidelines

Rack type

Use a four-post rack that provides bracket holes or hole patterns spaced at 1 U (1.75 in. or 4.45 cm) increments and that meets the size and strength requirements to support the weight.

A U is the standard rack unit defined in Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment (document number EIA-310–D) published by the Electronics Industry Association.

Mounting bracket hole spacing

The holes in the mounting brackets are spaced at 1 U (1.75 in. or 4.45 cm), so that the switch can be mounted in any rack that provides holes spaced at that distance.

Rack size and strength

  • Ensure that the rack complies with the standards for a 19-in. or 23-in. rack as defined in Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment (document number EIA-310–D) published by the Electronics Industry Association.

  • A 600-mm rack as defined in the four-part Equipment Engineering (EE); European telecommunications standard for equipment practice (document numbers ETS 300 119-1 through 119-4) published by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.

    The horizontal spacing between the rails in a rack that complies with this standard is usually wider than the device's mounting brackets, which measure 19 in. (48.26 cm) from outer edge to outer edge. Use approved wing devices to narrow the opening between the rails as required.

  • Ensure that the rack rails are spaced widely enough to accommodate the switch chassis’ external dimensions. The outer edges of the front-mounting brackets extend the width to 19 in. (48.26 cm).

  • The front and rear rack rails must be spaced between 23 in. (58.5 cm) and 30.25 in. (76.8 cm) front-to-back.

  • The rack must be strong enough to support the weight of the switch.

  • Ensure that the spacing of rails and adjacent racks allows for proper clearance around the switch and rack.

Rack connection to building structure

  • Secure the rack to the building structure.

  • If earthquakes are a possibility in your geographical area, secure the rack to the floor.

  • Secure the rack to the ceiling brackets as well as wall or floor brackets for maximum stability.

Cabinet Requirements for an EX4600 Switch

You can mount the EX4600 switch in a cabinet that contains a four-post 19-in. rack as defined in Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment (document number EIA-310-D) published by the Electronics Industry Association.

Cabinet requirements consist of:

  • Cabinet size and clearance

  • Cabinet airflow requirements

Table 4 provides the cabinet requirements and specifications for the EX4600 switch.

Table 4: Cabinet Requirements for the EX4600 Switch

Cabinet Requirement

Guidelines

Cabinet size and clearance

The minimum cabinet size for accommodating a EX4600 switch is 36 in. (91.4 cm) deep. Large cabinets improve airflow and reduce the chance of overheating.

Cabinet airflow requirements

When you mount the switch in a cabinet, ensure that ventilation through the cabinet is sufficient to prevent overheating.

  • Ensure that the cool air supply you provide through the cabinet adequately dissipates the thermal output of the switch (or switches).

  • Ensure that the cabinet allows the chassis hot exhaust air to exit the cabinet without recirculating into the switch. An open cabinet (without a top or doors) that employs hot air exhaust extraction from the top allows the best airflow through the chassis. If the cabinet contains a top or doors, perforations in these elements assist with removing the hot air exhaust.

  • The EX4600 fans exhaust hot air either through the vents on the port panel or through the fans and power supplies. Install the switch in the cabinet in a way that maximizes the open space on the FRU side of the chassis. This maximizes the clearance for critical airflow.

  • Route and dress all cables to minimize the blockage of airflow to and from the chassis.

  • Ensure that the spacing of rails and adjacent cabinets allows for the proper clearance around the switch and cabinet.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX4600 Switch

When planning the site for installing an EX4600 switch, you must allow sufficient clearance around the installed chassis (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for a EX4600 SwitchClearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for a EX4600 Switch
  • For the cooling system to function properly, the airflow around the chassis must be unrestricted. See Cooling System and Airflow in an EX4600 Switch for more information about the airflow through the chassis.

  • If you are mounting an EX4600 switch in a rack or cabinet with other equipment, ensure that the exhaust from other equipment does not blow into the intake vents of the chassis.

  • Leave at least 24 in. (61 cm) both in front of and behind the EX4600 switch. For service personnel to remove and install hardware components, you must leave adequate space at the front and back of the switch. NEBS GR-63 recommends that you allow at least 30 in. (76.2 cm) in front of the rack or cabinet and 24 in. (61 cm) behind the rack or cabinet.