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MX960 Chassis Description

The router chassis is a rigid sheet metal structure that houses all the other router components (see Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, Figure 4, and Figure 5). The chassis installs in many types of racks, including 800-mm deep (or larger) enclosed cabinets, standard 19-in. equipment racks, or telco open-frame racks. Two types of chassis are available for the MX960 router:

  • The standard chassis measures 27.75 in. (70.49 cm) high, 17.37 in. (44.11 cm) wide (excluding the mounting flanges and brackets), and 23.0 in. (58.42 cm) deep (from the front-mounting flanges to the rear of the chassis). The standard cable manager extends the depth to 28.0 in. (71.1 cm). Up to three routers can be installed in a 48-U rack if the rack can handle their combined weight, which can be greater than 1,050 lb (476.3 kg).

    Note:

    The chassis depth with the high-capacity AC power supply is 30.6" and the depth with high-capacity DC power supply is 32.8".

  • The chassis with the extended cable manager installed measures 36.5 in. (92.7 cm) high, 17.37 in. (44.11 cm) wide, and approximately 29.00 in. (73.7 cm) deep (from the front-mounting flanges to the rear of the extended cable manager). Up to two routers with the extended cable manager can be installed in a 48-U rack if the rack can handle their combined weight, which can be greater than 748 lb (339.28 kg).

Mounting hardware includes front-mounting flanges on the front of the chassis, and two center-mounting brackets attached to the center of the chassis.

Figure 1: Front View of a Fully Configured MX960 Router ChassisFront View of a Fully Configured MX960 Router Chassis
Note:

The chassis is shown without the extended cable manager.

Figure 2: Rear View of a Fully Configured AC-Powered MX960 Router Chassis Rear View of a Fully Configured AC-Powered MX960 Router Chassis
Note:

The chassis is shown with the extended cable manager.

Figure 3: Rear View of a Fully Configured DC-Powered MX960 Router ChassisRear View of a Fully Configured DC-Powered MX960 Router Chassis
Note:

The chassis is shown with the extended cable manager.

Figure 4: Rear View of a Fully Configured AC-powered (High-Capacity Second-Generation) MX960 Router ChassisRear View of a Fully Configured AC-powered (High-Capacity Second-Generation) MX960 Router Chassis
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Air exhaust
  4
Power supply ejectors
  2
Power distribution unit cover
  5
Grounding points
  3
High-capacity second-generation AC power supplies
  6
ESD point
Note:

The chassis is shown without the extended cable manager.

Figure 5: Rear View of a Fully Configured MX960 Router Chassis with High-Voltage Second-Generation Universal (HVAC/HVDC) Power SuppliesRear View of a Fully Configured MX960 Router Chassis with High-Voltage Second-Generation Universal (HVAC/HVDC) Power Supplies
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Air exhaust
  4
Power supply ejectors
  2
Power distribution unit cover
  5
Grounding points
  3
High-voltage second-generation universal (HVAC/HVDC) power supplies
  6
ESD point
Note:

The chassis is shown without the extended cable manager.