Understanding Ingress Protection Ratings

  For environments where dust or water could potentially damage electronic components, a sealed enclosure is used to prevent ingress and protect the electrical equipment. IP (Ingress Protection) Ratings are used to rate the sealing effectiveness and degree of protection…

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What are Fixed Rails?

  Fixed rails are easily described as non-sliding rails or telescoping rails. These rails are used as an alternative to sliding rails, which can be too large to fit within a server rack. Fixed server rack rails is a catch-all…

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What Is Rack Mounting Depth?  

  Rack mount depth is commonly confused with the overall rack depth including the door. However, the mounting depth is actually the dimension from the front mounting post to the back mounting post. Rack Mounting Depth The mounting depth refers…

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Fiber Optic Cable Management

How to manage fiber optic cables in a server rack

Technicians need to be a bit more cautious when implementing cable management on fiber optic cables than copper wire counterparts.  It’s not because fiber optic cables are much more delicate, in fact, the glass core is so thin that it…

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