Inserting the device in the rack

Perform the following steps to install the device in the rack.

  1. Position the power cord clips on the outer surface of both outer slide rails, as shown in the following figure.

    Ensure that the clips do not interfere with the movement of the rails. Position all the clips either with the tabs above or with the tabs below the rail.

    Figure 26 Attaching the power cord clips
    Power cord clips attached to the rails
    1. Three-hole slide mount L-bracket
    2. Slide assembly
    1. Power cord clips (3 each side)
  2. Insert the power cords into the power cord clips, with the power cord prongs pointing toward the power source, as shown in the following figure.
    NOTE
    Allow a minimum service loop of six inches at the device to ensure freedom to plug and unplug the power cords. Ensure that the power cords route completely outside of the slide rails.
    NOTE
    Ensure that the power cords align in the clips and do not fall inside the slide rails. To prevent the cords from being pulled out of the clips, unplug the cords from the device before moving the device on the slide rails.
    Figure 27 Inserting the power cords in clips
    Power cord inserted into the power cord clips
    1. Power cord
    1. Slide assembly
  3. Position the device next to the rack; align and insert the inner rails inside the outer rails, as shown in the following figure.
  4. Gently slide the device into the rack. If there is any resistance, pull the device out of the rack and realign the slide rails.
    NOTE
    Check the rail alignment by sliding the device out and back into the rack.
    Figure 28 Inserting the device
    The device inserted into the rails
    1. device
    2. Slide assembly closed end
    3. Outer slide rail
    1. Slide assembly open end
    2. Inner slide rail
    3. Lock-release lever
  5. Secure the rack mount brackets to the rack posts using one Phillips 10-32 x 1/2 in. screw per bracket and tighten the screws to a torque of 25 in-lbs (29 cm-kgs).

    For square-hole rack post Method A installations, use the remaining retainer nut to secure the screw.

    Refer to Figure 29 for a round-hole rack post; refer to Figure 30 (Method A) or Figure 31 (Method B) for a square-hole rack post.

    Figure 29 Securing rack mount brackets for round-hole rack posts
    Rack mount brackets secured to a round hole post
    1. Right rack mount bracket
    2. Rack post
    1. Three-hole rack nut bar, 8-32
    2. Phillips screw, 10-32 x 1/2 in., black
    Figure 30 Method A for securing rack mount brackets for square-hole rack posts
    Method A: Brackets secured to a square-hole post
    1. Right rack mount bracket
    2. Rack post
    3. Three-hole slide mount L-bracket
    1. Retainer nut, 10-32
    2. Phillips screw, 10-32 x 1/2 in., black
    Figure 31 Method B for securing rack mount brackets for square-hole rack post
    Method B: Brackets secured to a square-hole post
    1. Right rack mount bracket
    2. Rack post
    3. Three-hole rack nut bar, 8-32
    1. Alignment washer (previously installed)
    2. Phillips screw, 10-32 x 1/2 in., black