Power & Surge Protection
All critical equipment should be connected to a rack-mounted UPS. A UPS prevents your equipment from crashing during a brief blackout or brownout and allows enough time to shut everything down properly in the event of an extended power outage.
Rackmount power strips and PDUs come in versions that mount either vertically or horizontally. PDU options can include "metered" to show current draw or "outlet-managed" to monitor power and provide status updates and alarms.
Plotting your connections in advance will help you decide the most efficient way to organize your cables. Knowing where the connections are can help determine whether it’s better to run cables horizontally or vertically.
Many racks have built-in cable management troughs and cable rings for routing cable. If your rack doesn't have built-in cable managers, they can be added to accommodate your specific needs along with inexpensive hook-and-loop cable ties to hold and bundle
- Vertical managers are great for organizing cable runs top to bottom
- Horizontal managers are designed to guide cables and hold them precisely at the same level as mounted equipment
For high-density cable management applications, there are specially designed systems with oversized channels and molded fingers. These molded fingers guide the wiring to mounted devices at precise increments while maintaining the proper bend radius for
the cable. Completely removable covers allow for faster cable installation and protection.
A variety of solid, vented, stationary or pull-out shelves can make your rack configuration as efficient as possible: shelves built to hold specific pieces of equipment such as monitors and keyboards, cantilevered shelves for small items as well as center-weight
shelves for larger, heavier items.
Rack-mounted panels designed to hold flat-screen monitors can be installed. Additional accessories include vented or non-vented fan trays and filler panels and grounding bars to ground the rack and the equipment in it.
If you are unsure what type of rack is best for your application, contact Black Box Tech Support at 1.877.877.2269 to speak with one of our experts. We will be glad to help you find the right enclosure for your equipment.