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12U Racks and Cabinets

The 12U racks and racks and data cabinets range from Server Room Environments covers standard rack mount IT applications for use in office, retail and warehouse environments to cabinets designed for extreme conditions and roadside enclosure protection. The cabinets range in depth size from 400mm to 1200mm and include IP20 and IP54 cabinets, free standing and wall mounted options. Standard colour options include black and grey powder coat finishes with options to paint in client specific colours and finishes.

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12U Rack and Cabinet Guide

When selecting a rack or cabinet there are several factors to consider.

Rack Height

A 12U rack or cabinet can house equipment whose total height when placed into the rack is no more 21inches or 53.34cm (5.33m) with 1U=1.75inches or 44.45mm. Care therefore has to be taken when selecting a rack to make sure that there cabinet height is sufficient to house the IT server, networking peripheral or IoT device.

Rack Width

The standard rackmount width is 19inches (482.6mm) and cabinets are typically available in 600mm or 800mm width. Most products will either fit to the front rack pillars using cage nuts onto flanges attached to the rack-mountable device, or slide rails running from the front to the rear pillars or sit on internal shelves or slide-out trays. Room should be left around the rack for adequate air flow and access.

Rack Depth

The depth of cabinet available range from 600-1200mm. Care should be taken when selecting a rack depth to ensure that it is suitably long enough for the equipment to be housed including any necessary space for cables (bend radius) and connection access. How to manage cables is important for any rack size for easy cable identification and to avoid accidental disconnection.

Open or Closed Racks

The majority of server racks and data cabinets supplied are enclosed rather than open frames. An enclosed cabinet with a front and rear door and side panels is more secure and will provide with more efficient airflow management.

If you cannot find the 12U rack or cabinet you need please contact our projects team.