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Shelves Guide Shelves Guide
Shelves Defined
Cantilever Shelf

Cantilever Shelves: Cantilever shelves overhang as they are braced in the back, but not in the front. This shelf is meant to fit standard 2-post racks, but can be used for 4-post racks and enclosures. Cantilever shelves are great for supporting routers, switches, Battery Backups/UPS and other non-rack mountable equipment and test gear.

Fixed Shelf

Fixed Shelves: Fixed shelves are solid and locked in place, preventing accidental movement from occurring while working in the rack. They are designed to fit 4-post racks and enclosures.

Adjustable Shelf

Adjustable Shelves: Adjustable Shelves adjust to fit the depth of your 4-post rack or enclosure.Great for storing servers, batteries, and other non-rack mountable equipment. This shelf is locked in place, preventing accidental movement from occurring while working in the rack

Adjustable Rails

Adjustable Rails: Adjustable rails typically adjust to fit the depth of your rack or enclosure and can be mounted at any width.

Sliding Shelf

Sliding Shelves: Sliding shelves have the ability to slide in and out of the rack, making it quite a bit easier to access cables, troubleshoot issues, and clean your equipment. They are great for storing your Server, Battery Backups/UPS and other non-rack mountable equipment.

Cabinet Shelf

Cabinet Shelves: Cabinet shelves are designed to fit inside your cabinet/enclosure. Cabinet shelves are available in both fixed and sliding shelf styles. The fixed shelves are locked in place and prevent accidental movement from occurring. The sliding shelves can slide/extend out giving you easier access to your equipment.

Considerations

When choosing which shelves you need to go with your rack or enclosure, consider these items:

Weight

Weight of items on shelf: Each shelf has a specific weight capacity, make sure that the items that you plan on placing on the shelf meet the weight capacity requirements.

Tape Measure

Dimensions and Depth of Rack or Enclosure: Ensure that the shelf is large enough to fit the items that you plan on placing on it. Additionally, be sure to confirm the depth of your rack or enclosure to ensure compatibility when mounting your shelves.

Access to equipment

Access to equipment (sliding or fixed): If you plan to need access to your equipment for maintenance, you may want to purchase a sliding shelf for easier access. Sliding shelves allow you to access cables, troubleshoot hardware issues, and clean your equipment.

Venting

Venting for air flow: If temperature control is important to you, you will want to consider shelves with venting. Venting allows for additional air flow; therefore, minimizing the potential of your equipment overheating.

Shelf Lip

Lip/no lip: If you are concerned about your equipment sliding off the shelf, you may want to consider a shelf with a lip to prevent slippage.