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Whether you want to fasten shelves with server cage nuts, manage cables or add a vertical PDU mounting panel to an existing rack, 4Cabling has a wide range of reliable server rack accessories that promote best practice cable management. Ideal for data centres and server equipment rooms, our selection of high quality server rack accessories encompasses brackets and stands (including din rail mounting brackets), cabinet plinth bases, mesh server rack doors, server rack shelves and rack mount power boards

 

Have any questions regarding one of our products? Get in contact with our team who will be happy to provide you with further information and expert advice.

What equipment can be rack mounted?

Many different types of cabling equipment can be rack mounted, including patch panels, switches, routers, modems, and cable management panels. Power distribution units, KWM switches and network interface controllers can also be rack mounted.

 

Rack mounting helps to ensure a more organised and efficient use of space in a server room or data centre, as it enables multiple devices to be mounted in a standardised configuration.

How are DIN rails mounted?

Electrical conduit should be used for instances that require you to manually run wire for electricity. They help to protect exposed circuit wires that are more vulnerable to damage or experiencing severe weather conditions. Conduits can also protect humans by preventing wires from loosening and becoming a shock hazard. And if you end up renovating, conduits make it easier to manage your wiring and ensure it remains well-organised amidst change.


Exposed wires are not only dangerous, but they are also more prone to becoming damaged or experiencing a decrease in efficiency. By enclosing exposed wire in an appropriate conduit, you are increasing the longevity of your wiring. But that’s not to say that only exposed wires require conduits. Buried wires can also benefit from conduits to provide additional protection against moisture or digging.

Do you need a plinth on cabinets?

It is generally a good idea to use a plinth on cabling cabinets, especially if the cabinet will be used in an environment where it may be exposed to moisture or other contaminants. A plinth can protect the cables and equipment inside the cabinet from damage, as well as help to keep them organised and easy to access. It can also provide additional stability to the cabinet, which is important if the cabinet will be used to store heavy equipment or if it will be subject to vibration or other types of movement.

 

Whether or not a plinth is needed on a cabling cabinet will depend on the specific circumstances and requirements of the installation. Some factors to consider include:

  • The floor surface: If the floor is uneven or unstable, a plinth may be necessary to provide a level and stable surface for the cabinet to sit on.
  • The environment: If the cabinet will be exposed to water or other environmental factors, a plinth may be necessary to protect the cabinet from damage.
  • The weight of the cabinet: If the cabinet is heavy, a plinth may be necessary to support the weight of the cabinet and prevent it from tipping over.
  • The height of the cabinet: If the cabinet is taller than the average person, a plinth may be necessary to raise the height of the cabinet to a more convenient level for working on or accessing the equipment inside.

Are all server rack cage nuts the same size?

Server cage nuts are used to secure equipment in a server rack, and they come in a variety of sizes to fit different sizes of server racks and equipment.

The size of a cage nut is typically measured in terms of the thread diameter and pitch of the nut. For example, a cage nut with a thread diameter of 10-32 and a pitch of 32 TPI (threads per inch) would be suitable for use with equipment that has 10-32 threads.

Server cage nuts are available in a range of sizes to fit different types of server racks and equipment. Some common sizes include:

  • 10-32: This is a small size that is commonly used for lightweight equipment, such as patch panels and cable management products.
  • 12-24: This is a slightly larger size that is commonly used for medium-weight equipment, such as switches and routers.
  • M6: This is a metric size that is commonly used for heavier equipment, such as servers and storage devices.

Overall, it is important to choose the right size cage nut for the specific equipment and server rack being used. Using the wrong size cage nut can result in an improper fit and may cause the equipment to be unstable or unsafe.

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