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MX10003 Site Preparation Checklist

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you must perform when preparing a site for router installation.

Table 1: MX10003 Site Preparation Checklist

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

MX10003 Router Environmental Specifications


Locate sites for connection of system grounding.

MX10003 Router Grounding Specifications


Measure distance between external power sources and router installation site.

MX10003 Router DC Power Specifications

MX10003 Router AC Power Specifications


Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

Calculating Power Requirements for MX10003 Router


Select the type of rack or cabinet.

MX10003 Router Rack Requirements

MX10003 Router Cabinet Requirements and Specifications


Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

MX10003 Router Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance


If a rack is used, secure rack to floor and building structure.

MX10003 Router Rack Requirements


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.

Calculating Power Budget and Power Margin for Fiber-Optic Cables