Installing the Cradles in a Rack Mount
Installing the Cradles in a Rack Mount
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Installing the Cradles in a Rack Mount

Use the screws provided with the rack system. Refer to the rack user documentation for instructions
When installing the rack, ensure that all building codes are followed when connecting the power supplies to an AC power source.
While installing the brackets, power supplies, and cables:
  • Use tie wraps to secure cables to the bracket and rails.
  • Coil cables wherever possible.
  • Route power cables along the rails.
  • Route inter-cradle cables to the side rails and then from the rails to the bracket.
  • Install mounting brackets at the following maximum heights from the ground:
    • 5-slot cradle: 1.2 m (4 ft)
    • 4-slot battery charger: 0.91 m (3 ft)
  1. Secure the mounting brackets to both sides of the top tray with four M5 screws (two on each side). For 5-slot cradles, position the flange for horizontal installation. For 4-slot battery chargers, position the flange for 25° installation.
    Flange Horizontal Position (5-Slot Cradles)
    horizontal position
    Fifth screw hole
    Flange 25° Position (4-Slot Battery Chargers)
    25 degree position
    Top screw hole
  2. Partially install two rack system mounting screws for each mounting bracket to be installed. The screw heads should protrude halfway from the rail.
    install rack screws
    Note the following distances:
    • Allow a clearance of at least 7 cm (2.75 in.) between the top of a device and the bottom of the mounting bracket above it.
    • Two horizontally mounted brackets should be at least 35.6 cm (14 in.) apart vertically (from the top of one flange to the top of the next flange).
    • A horizontally mounted bracket and a 25° mounted bracket should be at least 33.7 cm (16.25 in.) apart vertically (from top of one flange to the top of the next flange).
  3. For each mounting bracket, align the bracket’s top mounting keyholes with the screws. Place the brackets on the screws.
    place brackets on screws
  4. Tighten the top screws for each bracket.
  5. Install and tighten the bottom screws to fully secure the brackets.
  6. Route the cables as appropriate, and connect to a power source.