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MicroRACK, 8-Port

Take control of your network with this flexible and compact system.


Please call 877-877-2269 for a replacement product or part.
Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Features

  • Multiple functions—supports line drivers, fiber modems, NTUs, and interface converters.
  • Hot-swappable—you can replace the optional MicroRACK cards without powering down, so you cut your network’s downtime.


Perfect for overcrowded data centers, a MicroRACK is just 3.5 inches high and is designed to hold multiple MicroRACK cards for various types of line driver, converter, NTU, and other data communications functions.

You've found the perfect solution for overcrowded DDS data centers. The MicroRACK system uses midplane architecture, incorporating internal connectors that run down the center of the chassis. Tuck away up to 16 cards in the MicroRACK system and compare the space and money you're saving.

The front-facing buses accommodate a variety of function cards to house interface converters, NTUs, line drivers, and more. The corresponding rear-facing buses receive a variety of interface cards with a wide selection of data connectors: RJ-11, RJ-45, D-Style, fiber, and M-type.

The cards are protocol independent and pass all appropriate data, clocking, and control signals. You can swap function cards and interface cards when your system changes. You can even hot-swap cards on the fly without shutting down.

For all the available cards, including power supplies for the cards themselves, see "Related Products." And for assistance ordering, contact our FREE Tech Support.

Tech Specs

CE Approval Yes
Size All: 3.5"H x 7.5"D (8.9 x 19.1 cm); RM202: 3.5"W (8.9); RM204: 5.5"W (14); RM208: 9.5"W (24.1 cm); RM216: 19"W (48.3 cm)

These products work with:
  • MicroRACK Mini Driver Card (ME780C-RJ45)
  • MicroRACK Mini Driver MP Card (ME778C-RJ45)
  • MicroRACK Multifunction Line Driver Card, RJ-45 (ME758C-RJ45)
  • MicroRACK Multifunction Line Driver Card, RJ-11 (ME758C-RJ11)
  • MicroRACK Sync Card (IC222C, IC224C–IC225C)
  • MicroRACK Async Card (IC474C–IC475C, IC479C–IC480C)
  • MicroRACK Async/Sync Fiber Optic Modem Card (ME570C-ST-R2)
  • MicroRACK Micro NTU G.703 Card (MT246A)
  • MicroRACK Power Supply Cards (PS460A–PS462A)
    For existing MicroRACK installations containing MicroRACK Micro CSU/DSU Card combinations, we also offer a:
  • Replacement MicroRACK Micro CSU/DSU Rear Card (MT161C-V35)
    Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    * Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.

  • Warranty

    Double Diamond Warranty

    Extended 1 Year Warranty Available

    Protect your purchase with an additional 1 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $25.20

    Extended 3 Year Warranty Available

    Protect your purchase with an additional 3 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $50.39


    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)

    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The MicroRACK, 8-Port comes with a standard 1 YEAR warranty already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.