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PTX10001-36MR Site Guidelines and Requirements

PTX10001-36MR Environmental Requirements and Specifications

The PTX10001-36MR must be installed in a rack or cabinet. It must be housed in a dry, clean, well-ventilated, and temperature-controlled environment.

Follow these environmental guidelines:

  • The site must be as dust-free as possible, because dust can clog air intake vents and filters, reducing the efficiency of the PTX10001-36MR cooling system.

  • Maintain ambient airflow for normal PTX10001-36MR operation. If the airflow is blocked or restricted, or if the intake air is too warm, the chassis might overheat, leading to the PTX10001-36MR temperature monitor shutting down the router to protect the hardware components.

Table 1 provides the required environmental conditions for normal PTX10001-36MR operation.

Table 1: PTX10001-36MR Environmental Tolerances




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

Relative humidity

  • Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 5% through 90%, noncondensing.

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


    As defined in NEBS GR-63-CORE, Issue 3, short-term events can be up to 96 hours in duration but not more than 15 days per year.


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

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


Designed to comply with Zone 4 earthquake requirements per NEBS GR-63-CORE, Issue 3.


Install the PTX10001-36MR 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. It also requires proper layout of the equipment, rack or cabinet, 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. Ensure 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.

PTX10001-36MR Chassis Grounding Cable and Lug Specifications

For installations that require a separate grounding conductor to the chassis, the PTX10001-36MR must be adequately grounded before power is connected to ensure proper operation and to meet safety and electromagnetic interference (EMI) requirements. To ground a PTX10001-36MR, connect a grounding cable to earth ground and then attach it to the chassis grounding points.


The device is a pluggable type A equipment installed in a restricted-access location. It has a separate protective earthing terminal provided on the chassis in addition to the grounding pin of the power supply cord. This separate protective earthing terminal must be permanently connected to earth ground for installations that require a separate grounding conductor to the chassis.


To comply with GR-1089 requirements, all intrabuilding copper cabling used for transceiver ports must be shielded and grounded at both ends.


Before device installation begins, a licensed electrician must attach a cable lug to the grounding cables that you supply. See Connect the PTX10001-36MR to Ground. A cable with an incorrectly attached lug can damage the PTX10001-36MR.

Before connecting the PTX10001-36MR to earth ground, review the following information:

  • The grounding lug required is a Panduit LCD6-14AH-L or equivalent (not provided).

  • The grounding cable that you provide for a PTX10001-36MR must be the same size or heavier than the input wire of each power supply. Minimum recommendations are 8 AWG (8.4  mm²) stranded wire, 90° C wire, or as permitted by local code.

PTX10001-36MR Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance

When planning the site for a PTX10001-36MR installation, you must allow sufficient clearance around the installed chassis (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for a PTX10001-36MRClearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for a PTX10001-36MR

Follow these guidelines:

  • For the cooling system to function properly, the airflow around the chassis must be unrestricted. See PTX10001-36MR Cooling System for more information about the airflow through the chassis.

  • If you are mounting a PTX10001-36MR in a rack with other equipment, ensure that the exhaust from other equipment does not blow into the intake vents of the chassis.

  • You must leave at least 24 in. (61 cm) both in front of and behind the PTX10001-36MR for service personnel to remove and install hardware components. You must leave adequate space at the front and back of the PTX10001-36MR. 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.

PTX10001-36MR Physical Specifications

Table 2 lists the physical specifications for the PTX10001-36MR chassis.

Table 2: Physical Specifications for the PTX10001-36MR

Product SKU






With all power supplies and fans installed: 39.7 lb (18.0 kg)

1.72 in. (4.3 cm)

17.36 in. (44.09 cm)

25.89 in. (65.76 cm)

Site Electrical Wiring Guidelines

Table 3 describes the factors you must consider while planning the electrical wiring at your site.


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

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Table 3: Site Electrical Wiring Guidelines

Site Wiring Factor


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.

Strong sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI) can cause:

  • 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.

PTX10001-36MR Rack Requirements

The PTX10001-36MR chassis is designed to be installed in two-post or four-post racks.

Rack requirements consist of:

  • Rack type

  • Mounting bracket hole spacing

  • Rack size and strength

Table 4 provides the rack requirements and specifications for the PTX10001-36MR.

Table 4: Rack Requirements for the PTX10001-36MR

Rack Requirement


Rack type

Use a two-post or a four-post rack. You can mount the device on any two-post or 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 Components Industry Association (

Mounting bracket hole spacing

The holes in the mounting brackets are spaced at 1-U (1.75 in. or 4.45 cm) increments, so that the PTX10001-36MR 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. rack as defined in Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment (document number EIA-310–D) published by the Electronics Components Industry Association (

  • Use 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 router’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 PTX10001-36MR chassis’ external dimensions. The outer edges of the front mounting rails extend the width to 19 in. (48.26 cm).

  • Ensure that the front and rear rack rails are spaced between 23.6 in. (60 cm) and 31.5 in. (80 cm) front-to-back.

  • Ensure that the rack is strong enough to support the weight of the device.

  • Ensure that the spacing of rails and adjacent racks allows for proper clearance around the PTX10001-36MR 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.

PTX10001-36MR Cabinet Requirements

You can mount the PTX10001-36MR in an enclosure or cabinet that contains a four-post 19-in. open 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 5 provides the cabinet requirements and specifications for the PTX10001-36MR.

Table 5: Cabinet Requirements for the PTX10001-36MR

Cabinet Requirement


Cabinet size and clearance

The minimum cabinet size for accommodating a PTX10001-36MR device is 36 in. (91.4 cm) deep. Large cabinets improve airflow and reduce the chance of overheating.

Cabinet airflow requirements

When you mount the device 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 device.

  • Ensure that the cabinet allows the chassis hot exhaust air to exit the cabinet without recirculating into the device. 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 PTX10001-36MR fans exhaust hot air through the vents on the fans and power supplies. Install the device 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 device and cabinet.