Posted: November 20, 2018Categories: Network Racks, Cabinets, management
Keeping cables organized in racks and cabinets can be tedious, but it is well worth the effort. Nothing is worse than needing to get to a single cable having problems while trying to sort through a jumbled, unorganized mess of wires. Luckily, there are a number of options for keeping cables organized so that any repairs take minutes instead of hours.
Size is the main factor to take into consideration when looking at cable management equipment. The standard width for all racks and cabinets is 19 inches across, so that will be the size of any cable management equipment that does not say otherwise. The length of the equipment is measured in rack units (RU). A single rack unit consists of one pair of holes used to secure equipment on either side of the rack/cabinet and the space around them, measuring 1¾ inches total. When selecting cable management equipment or any other equipment, make sure to check how many RUs of space are available first.
Cable ducts are made to route, organize, and protect cables running through an open frame rack. They are fairly large, designed to run the entire length of the rack. Sizes range from 8 RU (the smallest racks made by most manufacturers) to 45 RU (the largest rack size generally available). Each cable duct has a slotted back (the slots are called “fingers”) that can be easily removed when cables need to be added, removed, or reorganized.
Posted: May 21, 2018
This is the ICC Fiber Adapter Panel - ST - 6 - Port Simplex With this stainless steel ICC Adapter Panel, you can easily make your mount enclosure unit support your fiber applications. With its push pin technology, installation is a breeze. Just line up the holes and push! This panel includes 6 pre-loaded Simplex adapters, and fits all ICC fiber enclosures. The ICC adapter supports 62.5/125 and 50/125 micron fiber cables, but works with multimode configurations only. For more information on our product please contact our customer service department at 888-519-9505 For all your cable and connector needs choose Show Me Cables.
Posted: March 16, 2018
Product#15-310-012 This is the LC Multimode Fiber Patch Panel Kit - 12 Port With this LC Multimode Fiber Patch Panel, you can easily make one rack unit support your multimode fiber applications. There is no work that needs to be done other than plugging it in and letting it play. There is no cutting, polishing, or terminating. This Patch panel includes: LC Multimode connectors 1 Rack unit 12 ports Each LC Multimode connector supports 62.5/125 and 50/125 micron fiber cables. This patch panel is easy to install and fits standard 19’ Rack Mounts. For more information on our product please contact our customer service department at 888-519-9505 For all your cable and connector needs choose Show Me Cables.
Posted: December 04, 2017
Hi, I’m Kyle from ShowMeCables. ShowMeCables is a distributor of ECore Cables DuroRacks. ECore DuroRacks are an entire product family of racks, enclosures and accessories. The ECore DuroRacks provide maximum features without maximizing your budget. This is the ECore DuroRack two post aluminum relay rack. It is 45 spaces tall and the industry standard 19 inches wide, which gives you room to hold all of your data equipment. The 2 post rack is made using a lightweight, sturdy aluminum and black powder finish to prevent rust or corrosion. With easy to identify rack space numbering on each post, you no longer have to count screw holes to make sure your equipment is level. The rack includes all of the hardware needed for assembly and can support up to 800 lbs when properly loaded and floor spaces have been anchored. Access points along both posts make it easy to route and manage cable. Best yet, the ECore DuroRacks ship flat so you don’t have to pay for expensive shipping or warehousing prices. It assembles in a few minutes with a commonly available tools. Our 2 DuroRack will allow you to organize your data closet in no time at all. For all of your data rack and accessory needs, choose Show Me Cables
Posted: December 04, 2017
The Middle Atlantic PDT-2X1015 is a reliable power management solution for your next rack build out. With flexible power options, 20 outlets and a low-profile design, you will have the power you need where you need it. Lets look at some of the features that set this power strip apart from the competition. The PDT-2x1015 is field configurable to meet the demands of your installation. The junction box, located on the bottom of the power strip, allows you to wire the power strip as a single circuit or two circuits with or without an isolated technical ground. With 20, 15 amp, surge protected, Nema 5-15r outlets, spaced 3.5 inches apart, you will always have an outlet nearby. This allows you to run shorter power cords from your equipment to the power strip, promoting proper cable management and thermal management. Even better, this power availability does not come at the cost of extra space. Middle atlantic has designed the PDT-2x1015 to take up as little room inside your rack as possible. The strip is only 2.58 inches wide. This lightweight power strip is made from black anodized aluminum for professional look and a lifetime of reliability. It is easy to install with all mounting hardware included. ETL listed in the US and Canada, give you peace of mind that you will have consistent and reliable power for your rack. For your next installation or systems integration, choose the PDT-2X1015 available at ShowmeCables.com
Posted: August 29, 2017
Wall mount network racks are a space saving way to mount networking equipment. When installing IT equipment in a data closet or shared space, there often is not enough space on the floor to mount a full relay rack or full size cabinet. To maximize the usable area, the IT hardware, such as switches, routers or patch panels, can be mounted on a wall mount network rack. This keeps the equipment off the floor in a nicely organized fashion.
Like any rack or cabinet, wall mount racks are configurable with many options. Here is everything you need to know to select the right network rack.
Select the Right Size
Wall mount racks are a standard 19 inches wide. This is the width of most rack mountable networking equipment. However, they come in all different heights which are measured by rack units. Rack units, abbreviated RU or U, are sometimes referred to as rack space or for short spaces. One rack unit is 1.75 inches. Choose a network rack that has enough spaces to accommodate the equipment you are installing, plus blank spaces for future expansion. The most popular sized racks 8 RU, 16 RU and 20 RU.
Here are the common sizes of popular networking equipment.
- Patch Panels: 1-4 rack units
- Network Switch: 1-2 rack units
- Servers: 1-4 rack units
- Blade Servers: 5-10 rack units
- UPS: 1-2 rack units
- NAS: 1-2 rack units
- PDU: 1-2 rack units
You can see how quickly your wall mount rack can fill up.
As you install more and more equipment on your rack, you are also increasing the weight load. Make sure your rack can support the weight of all the equipment being installed. If you are unsure, you can contact the manufacturer,