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Product Line: Cisco ME-FANTRAY-XL
Product Type: Fan Tray
Original price $0.00 - Original price $201.00
Original price
$0.00 - $201.00
Current price $201.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The ME-FANTRAY-XL is designed with comprehensive indicators including per-port status LEDs for link integrity, activity, and port status, along with LEDs for power, alarm, SyncE, and system status, ensuring clear visibility into operational states. It has a physical dimension of 3.5-in (88.9 mm) height, 17.5-in (444.5 mm) width, and 15.5-in (393.7 mm) depth, fitting into a 2RU space, and weighs 25.5 lb (11.6 kg) when combined with ME-3600X-24CX-M and two PWR-ME3KX-AC. The device supports a wide range of power inputs, including 100–240VAC, 50–60Hz for AC and 18V to 32VDC, 36V to 72VDC for DC, operates efficiently within a temperature range of –40 to +65ºC at altitudes up to 6000 feet (1800m), and has an MTBF of 2,298,000 hours for reliable long-term use.

Key Feature for the ME-FANTRAY-XL

  • What are the different types of status LEDs available on the ME-3600X-24CX-M?
    The ME-3600X-24CX-M features several status LEDs, including per-port status for link integrity, port disabled, and activity, as well as LEDs for power input/output status, alarm status, SyncE status, and system status.
  • How much does the ME3600X-24CX-M with FANTRAY-XL and two PWR-ME3KX-AC weigh?
    The combined weight of the ME3600X-24CX-M with FANTRAY-XL and two PWR-ME3KX-AC units is 25.5 lb (11.6 kg).
  • What are the dimensions of the ME-3600X-24CX-M?
    The device measures 3.5 inches (88.9 mm) in height, 17.5 inches (444.5 mm) in width, and 15.5 inches (393.7 mm) in depth.
  • What is the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) for the PWR-ME3KX-AC power supply?
    The MTBF for the PWR-ME3KX-AC power supply is 328,000 hours at 120V and 342,000 hours at 230V.
  • What is the typical and maximum power consumption for the ME-3600X-24CX-M with one AC and one fan tray?
    Typical power consumption is 176W, and maximum power consumption is 278W.
  • How long can the ME-3600X-24CX-M operate with a single fan failure?
    The device can operate for up to 4 hours with a single fan failure under normal operating temperatures.
  • What is the operating temperature and altitude range for the ME-3600X-24CX-M?
    The operating temperature range is -40 to +65ºC up to 6000 feet and -40 to +55ºC up to 13,000 feet.
  • What are the MTBF statistics for the ME-FANTRAY-XL?
    The MTBF for the ME-FANTRAY-XL is 2,298,000 hours at 12V input at 40ºC.
  • What is the acoustic noise level for the ME-3600X-24CX-M?
    The maximum acoustic noise level is 78 dBA Lwad at 27ºC, with a typical noise level of 55 dBA Lwad.
  • What input voltages does the ME-3600X-24CX-M support?
    It supports AC input voltages of 100–240VAC, 50–60Hz, and DC input voltages of 18V to 32VDC and 36V to 72VDC.

Product Review

The Cisco ME-FANTRAY-XL is equipped with comprehensive indicators for monitoring system health, including per-port status, power input/output, alarm, SyncE, and system status LEDs, facilitating effective network management. However, its dimensions and weight require considerable rack space and support infrastructure, potentially limiting deployment in environments with space constraints. With an impressive mean time between failures (MTBF) and operational efficiency across a wide range of temperatures and altitudes, it ensures reliability and durability in diverse operational conditions, albeit with notable power consumption and acoustic noise levels under maximum load.


The Cisco ME-FANTRAY-XL is a high-capacity fan tray designed for the Cisco ME 3600X series switches, enhancing their cooling efficiency to support extended operation under various environmental conditions. This product is specifically engineered to meet the rigorous demands of high-performance networking, providing an essential component for maintaining optimal system temperatures and reliability. With dimensions of 3.5 inches in height, 17.5 inches in width, and 15.5 inches in depth, the ME-FANTRAY-XL fits perfectly into a 2RU (rack unit) space, ensuring compatibility with standard data center racks. Its design complements the ME-3600X-24CX-M switch model, with a combined weight of 25.5 lb (11.6 kg) when equipped with the FANTRAY-XL and two PWR-ME3KX-AC power supplies. Durability and reliability are core aspects of its design, demonstrated by an impressive mean time between failures (MTBF) of 2,298,000 hours when operating at 12V input at 40ºC. This level of reliability ensures that network operations can continue smoothly with minimal downtime. The ME-FANTRAY-XL is equipped with multiple indicators for comprehensive monitoring, including: - Per-port status LEDs for link integrity, port disabled, and activity indications. - Power input/output status LED. - Alarm status LED. - SyncE status LED. - System status LED. These indicators provide immediate visual feedback on the operational status and health of the network hardware, facilitating quick diagnostics and maintenance. Power efficiency is a key feature of the ME-FANTRAY-XL, with a typical power consumption of 176W and a maximum of 278W. This translates to a heat dissipation of 600 BTUs per hour under typical operation and up to 949 BTUs per hour at maximum load. It supports a wide range of input voltages, including 100–240VAC at 50–60Hz for AC power and 18V to 32VDC, 36V to 72VDC for DC power options. Designed to operate in diverse environmental conditions, the ME-FANTRAY-XL can function normally in temperatures ranging from –40 to +65ºC at altitudes up to 6000 feet (1800m) and from –40 to +55ºC at altitudes up to 13,000 feet (4000m). It can also maintain operation for up to 4 hours at –40 to +65C with a single fan failure, ensuring network resilience. The system's acoustic noise levels are balanced between performance and comfort, with a maximum noise level of 78 dBA Lwad at 27ºC and a typical level of 55 dBA Lwad, making it suitable for deployment in a variety of settings without causing significant noise disruption. Moreover, the ME-FANTRAY-XL is designed to operate within a relative humidity range of 5% to 85%, non-condensing, accommodating a broad spectrum of environmental conditions without compromising performance or longevity. In summary, the Cisco ME-FANTRAY-XL is a critical component for network administrators seeking to enhance the operational efficiency and reliability of Cisco ME 3600X series switches. Its advanced cooling capabilities, combined with comprehensive monitoring features and robust power efficiency, make it an essential investment for maintaining high-performance network infrastructure.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco ME-FANTRAY-XL
Port Status IndicatorsIndicates link integrity, disabled ports, and port activity
Power Status IndicatorDisplays power input/output status
Alarm IndicatorShows alarm status
SyncE IndicatorDisplays SyncE status
System IndicatorShows overall system status
Height3.5 inches (88.9 mm) - 2RU
Width17.5 inches (444.5 mm)
Depth15.5 inches (393.7 mm)
Weight with FANTRAY-XL and Two AC Power Supplies25.5 pounds (11.6 kg)
ME3600X-24CX-M MTBF227,840 hours
DC Power Supply MTBF (48V)319,000 hours at 40ºC
AC Power Supply MTBF (120V)328,000 hours at 40ºC
AC Power Supply MTBF (230V)342,000 hours at 40ºC
ME-FANTRAY MTBF2,177,000 hours at 12V and 40ºC
ME-FANTRAY-XL MTBF2,298,000 hours at 12V and 40ºC
Power Usage with AC and Fan Tray (Typical)176 Watts
Power Usage (Maximum)278 Watts
Heat Dissipation (Typical)600 BTUs/hour
Heat Dissipation (Maximum)949 BTUs/hour
AC Input Range100–240VAC, 50–60Hz
DC Input Range18V to 32VDC, 36V to 72VDC
Operating Conditions (Temperature and Altitude)–40 to +65ºC, up to 6000 feet (1800m)
Extended Altitude Operating Conditions–40 to +55ºC, up to 13,000 feet (4000m)
Single Fan Failure Operating ConditionsOperational up to 4 hours at –40 to +65ºC
Humidity Range5% to 85%, noncondensing
Acoustic Noise LevelsMaximum: 78 dBA Lwad at 27ºC, Typical: 55 dBA Lwad

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