The Dell Precision Workstations can be rack mounted using several methods. The T3400 and the T5400 can use a Tower to Rack Conversion Kit. This kit allows the Workstations to be installed into most types of Server Racks. This kit is not compatible with the T7400. Additional installation methods utilize rackmount shelves.
Dell Precision Workstation Dimensions and Weight
In order to choose the proper shelf you first must know the dimensions and weight of the equipment.
|Dimensions (W x H x D)
|6.8″ x 17.6″ x 18.4″
|6.73″ x 17.64″ 18.54″
|8.5″ x 22.26″ x 22.3″
The opening of a Server Rack is 17.7″ wide. The Dell Precision T3400 and the T5400 can both lay on their side however the Dell Precision T7400 would be too wide to lay on it’s side. The T7400 can be installed in pairs on a shelf if it’s standing up.
Fixed Shelf for Dell Precision Workstations
There are two types of Shelves that can be used to install the Dell Precision Workstations. The first type is a Fixed Shelf that will support up to 150lbs of equipment. This shelf is an economical and versatile product that will install into any type of Server Rack.
Sliding Shelf for Dell Precision Workstations
The second type is a Sliding Shelf. These shelves are purchased based on the weight they need to support. The Dell Precision T3400 & the T5400 are both 39lbs which is within the weight limit of any of the Sliding Shelves. The 45lb Capacity Sliding Shelf is the best choice for these workstations. The Dell Precision T7400 has a large chassis and would require a 95lb Capacity Sliding Shelf. The T7400 will have to stand upright on this shelf, however two of them can be installed on this product. The Sliding Shelf has a front and rear equipment stop that secures the equipment.
For additional support especially if installing the Precision T7400 in pairs there are nylon straps available that further secure the equipment.