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MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Site Preparation Checklist

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

Table 1: MX80 Site Preparation Checklist

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Environment

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

MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Router Environmental Specifications

   
Power

Locate sites for connection of system grounding.

MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Router Grounding Specifications

   

Measure distance between external power sources and router installation site.

MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Routers AC Power Specifications

MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Routers DC Power Specifications

   

Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

Power Consumption for an AC-Powered MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Router

Power Consumption for a DC-Powered MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Router

Rack

Select the type of rack or cabinet.

MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Rack Requirements

MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Routers Cabinet Requirements and Specifications

   

Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Rack Requirements

MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Routers Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance

MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Routers Cabinet Requirements and Specifications

   

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

MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 Rack Requirements

   
Cables

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