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by Juniper
Product Line: Juniper MX Series Series
Product Type: Chassis
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Product Description

The CHAS-BP-MX960-S is a Juniper-based, rack-mountable chassis featuring 14 total expansion slots for switch control boards and supports a power supply input voltage of 220 V AC. Designed for high-capacity networking, it offers a system throughput of 10.56 Tbps, with per slot capacity of 480 Gbps, and can accommodate up to 44 100GbE connections. This unit, suitable for a 16U rack space, operates efficiently within a temperature range of 32°-104°F and at altitudes up to 10,000 ft, with a typical power draw of 6520 W (AC).

FAQs for the CHAS-BP-MX960-S

  • What is the number of total expansion slots in this device?
    The device has a total of 14 expansion slots.
  • Can you detail the form factor and dimensions of the part?
    The form factor is rack-mountable, compatible with a 16U rack unit. It measures 27.8" in height, 17.5" in width, and 23.5" in depth.
  • What type of power source is required for operation?
    It requires a 220 V AC power supply.
  • What is the weight of this networking hardware?
    The approximate weight is 138.00 lb.
  • How many systems can be accommodated per rack?
    Up to 3 systems can be accommodated per rack.
  • What is the per slot capacity and system throughput?
    Each slot can handle up to 480 Gbps, with the system offering a total throughput of 10.56 Tbps.
  • What are the maximum Ethernet configurations supported?
    The device supports up to 440 1GbE, 440 10GbE, 132 40GbE, and 44 100GbE configurations.
  • What is the typical power consumption for this device?
    Typical power draw is 6520 W for AC power sources and 6670 W for DC.
  • What are the operating conditions for temperature, humidity, and altitude?
    Operating temperature ranges from 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C), humidity from 5% to 90%, and it can operate at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3048 m).
  • How many 100GbE DWDM ports does the hardware support?
    The hardware supports 22 100GbE DWDM ports.

Product Review

The Juniper CHAS-BP-MX960-S offers a high system throughput of 10.56 Tbps and supports a versatile array of Ethernet configurations, including up to 44 100GbE connections, catering to dense networking environments. However, its significant power consumption, with a typical draw of 6520W (AC) and 6670W (DC), may pose challenges for energy-conscious deployments. Additionally, the unit's considerable size and weight, requiring 16U rack space and weighing approximately 138 lbs, necessitate ample physical space and robust mounting infrastructure.


The Juniper CHAS-BP-MX960-S is a high-performance networking chassis designed for large data centers, service providers, and enterprise networks. This model emphasizes scalability, reliability, and efficient power consumption, making it a suitable choice for environments demanding high bandwidth and throughput. This chassis supports a total of 14 expansion slots, primarily for Switch Control Boards, enhancing its capability to manage and route large volumes of network traffic efficiently. It operates on a 220 V AC power source and is designed to be rack-mounted, fitting a 16U rack space. With dimensions of 27.8" in height, 17.5" in width, and 23.5" in depth, and weighing approximately 138.00 lb, it is structured to optimize space and support in data center environments. Key specifications include: -
  • Slots for 11 Modular Port Concentrators (MPCs), each with a per-slot capacity of 480 Gbps.
  • System throughput capacity of up to 10.56 Tbps.
  • Variety in network port types, supporting up to 440 1GbE, 440 10GbE, 132 40GbE, and 44 100GbE connections.
This chassis can house up to 3 systems per rack, demonstrating its efficiency in space utilization without compromising performance. The typical power draw is 6520 W for AC and 6670 W for DC, reflecting its energy efficiency relative to its high throughput capabilities. The CHAS-BP-MX960-S operates effectively within a temperature range of 32°-104°F (0°- 40°C) and can function at up to 10,000 ft (3048 m) altitude, offering flexibility in various environmental conditions. It operates within a humidity range of 5% to 90%, ensuring reliability across different moisture levels. For networks requiring dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM), this chassis supports up to 22 100GbE DWDM interfaces, offering high-capacity, long-distance networking options. This feature is particularly beneficial for organizations looking to expand their network's reach without compromising on speed or quality. Overall, the Juniper CHAS-BP-MX960-S stands out for its high capacity, scalability, and efficient power usage, making it a competitive option for businesses aiming to bolster their network infrastructure. Its ability to support a wide range of network speeds and connections, from 1GbE up to 100GbE, combined with its high system throughput and environmental adaptability, positions it as a versatile and dependable choice for modern networking needs.


Item NumberJuniper CHAS-BP-MX960-S
Total Slots for Expansion14
Type of Expansion SlotSwitch Control Board
AC Input Voltage220 V AC
Power SourcePower Supply
Rack Compatibility16U
Installation TypeRack-mountable
Height27.8 inches
Width17.5 inches
Depth23.5 inches
Approximate Weight138.00 pounds
Maximum Units per Rack3
Available Slots for MPCs11
Capacity per Slot480 Gbps
Total System Capacity10.56 Tbps
1GbE Ports Maximum440
10GbE Ports Maximum440
40GbE Ports Maximum132
100GbE Ports Maximum44
AC Power Consumption (Typical)6520 W
DC Power Consumption (Typical)6670 W
Temperature Range for Operation32°-104°F (0°- 40°C)
Humidity Range for Operation5% to 90%
Maximum Operating Altitude10,000 ft (3048 m)
Supported 100GbE DWDM Ports22

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