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Product Line: Cisco N9K-C9516-FAN
Product Type: fan module
Original price $0.00 - Original price $708.00
Original price
$0.00 - $708.00
Current price $708.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The N9K-C9516-FAN is designed for Cisco Nexus 9516 Chassis, ensuring compatibility and optimal performance with fabric modules N9K-C9516-FM-E2, N9K-C9516-FM-E, and N9K-C9504-FM. It operates efficiently within a power range of 330 W typical to 451 W maximum, supporting hot swap capability and port-side intake airflow to maintain operational integrity. With a durable build weighing 11.5 lbs., it operates effectively between 0 °C and 40 °C, and at altitudes up to 13,121 ft, ensuring reliability across diverse environmental conditions.

Key Feature for the N9K-C9516-FAN

  • What is the typical power consumption of the N9K-C9516-FM-E2 fabric module?
    The typical power consumption is 330 W.
  • Can the N9K-C9504-FM be hot-swapped?
    Yes, the module supports hot swapping.
  • What is the airflow direction for the N9K-C9516-FM-E?
    The airflow direction is port-side intake.
  • How much does the fabric module weigh?
    The fabric module weighs 11.5 lbs.
  • Is the N9K-C9516-FM-E2 compatible with any chassis?
    It is compatible with the Cisco Nexus 9516 Chassis.
  • What is the minimum operating temperature for the N9K-C9504-FM?
    The minimum operating temperature is 0 °C.
  • What is the maximum nonoperating temperature the fabric modules can withstand?
    The maximum nonoperating temperature is 70 °C.
  • What is the minimum relative humidity the N9K-C9516-FM-E can operate at?
    The minimum operating relative humidity is 5%.
  • What is the maximum altitude at which the N9K-C9516-FM-E2 can operate?
    The maximum operating altitude is 13,121 feet.
  • What is the maximum power consumption of the fabric modules?
    The maximum power consumption is 451 W.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-C9516-FAN offers efficient cooling for the Nexus 9516 chassis with a power consumption ranging from 330W to a maximum of 451W, ensuring optimal performance. Its hot-swap capability allows for maintenance or upgrades without system downtime, enhancing operational flexibility. However, the unit's weight of 11.5 lbs. and specific airflow direction (port-side intake) may limit installation options, requiring careful consideration of rack space and airflow configuration in data center environments.


The Cisco N9K-C9516-FAN is a specialized fan module designed for optimal cooling and operational efficiency within the Cisco Nexus 9516 chassis. This fan module ensures that the system maintains its performance by providing consistent airflow, critical for the longevity and reliability of the network infrastructure. The N9K-C9516-FAN is engineered for environments demanding high availability and minimal downtime. This fan module is compatible with several fabric modules, including the N9K-C9516-FM-E2, N9K-C9516-FM-E, and N9K-C9504-FM, offering flexibility in deployment and scalability options for network administrators. It operates with a typical power consumption of 330 W, while the maximum power consumption can reach up to 451 W under certain conditions, illustrating its efficiency in energy usage relative to the cooling it provides. One of the key features of the N9K-C9516-FAN is its support for hot swapping, enabling maintenance or upgrades without interrupting network service. This is essential for maintaining the uptime in critical network environments. The airflow direction is port-side intake, which is a crucial design aspect ensuring that cool air is effectively drawn into the system and warm air is expelled, maintaining optimal operating conditions. Weighing 11.5 lbs., the fan module is built for easy handling and installation, while still being sturdy enough to support the rigorous demands of a data center environment. Its operational parameters are designed to be resilient across a wide range of environmental conditions: - Operating temperatures range from 0 °C to 40 °C, ensuring performance stability in varied climates. - Nonoperating temperature tolerance extends from -40 °C to 70 °C, providing assurance that the fan module can withstand extreme conditions without damage. - Operating relative humidity is supported from 5% to 90%, and nonoperating relative humidity from 5% to 95%, highlighting the module's ability to function in both arid and moist environments. - The operational altitude range extends from 0 to 13,121 feet, allowing for deployment in most geographical locations without impacting performance. These specifications demonstrate the N9K-C9516-FAN's adaptability and resilience, ensuring that network operations remain stable across diverse environmental settings. Key specifications include:
  • Hot Swap Capability: Yes, for uninterrupted network service during maintenance.
  • Airflow Direction: Port-Side Intake, for efficient cooling.
  • Compatibility: Designed exclusively for the Cisco Nexus 9516 Chassis.
In summary, the Cisco N9K-C9516-FAN is an essential component for maintaining the operational efficiency and reliability of the Cisco Nexus 9516 chassis. With its support for hot swapping, efficient power consumption, and a design tailored to optimize airflow, this fan module is an indispensable part of a network's cooling infrastructure, ensuring that the system runs smoothly and reliably under various environmental conditions.


Part Number N9K-C9516-FAN
Manufacturer Cisco
Compatible Fabric Modules N9K-C9516-FM-E2, N9K-C9516-FM-E, N9K-C9504-FM
Average Power Usage 330 W
Peak Power Demand 451 W
Swappable During Operation Yes
Cooling Direction Port-Side to Component
Mass 11.5 lbs
Designed For Nexus 9516 Chassis
Lowest Operating Temperature 0 °C
Highest Operating Temperature 40 °C
Lowest Dormant Temperature -40 °C
Highest Dormant Temperature 70 °C
Operational Humidity Range (Lowest) 5%
Operational Humidity Range (Highest) 90%
Storage Humidity Range (Lowest) 5%
Storage Humidity Range (Highest) 95%
Minimum Elevation for Operation 0 ft
Maximum Elevation for Operation 13,121 ft

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