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Product Line: Cisco 7600 Series
Product Type: Chassis including fans
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Product Description

The CISCO7609-S is a rack-mountable, modular networking chassis with a form factor of 21U, dimensions of 36.75 in (W) x 17.2 in (D) x 20.7 in (H), and weighs 54.9 kg (chassis only). It operates within a power requirement range from 208 VAC (min) to 240 VAC (recommended), and supports -48 to -60 VDC for power supplies, with a system configuration MTBF of 7 years. The device is designed to function within a temperature range of 32 °F to 104 °F (operating) and -4 °F to 149 °F (storage), humidity levels from 10% to 85% (operating) and 5% to 95% (storage), and at altitudes ranging from -500 ft to 6500 ft.

FAQs for the CISCO7609-S

  • What is the form factor of the networking hardware?
    The form factor is rack-mountable - modular - 21U.
  • How much does the chassis weigh?
    The chassis weighs 54.9 kg.
  • What are the power requirements for optimal operation?
    For optimal operation, the power requirements are 208 VAC (min) to 240 VAC (recommended) and 48 to -60 VDC for 4000 WAC supplies, which require 30A input circuits.
  • What are the dimensions of the networking hardware?
    Dimensions are 36.75 inches in width, 17.2 inches in depth, and 20.7 inches in height.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) for this system configuration?
    The MTBF is 7 years for the system configuration.
  • What is the operating temperature range?
    The operating temperature range is from 32 °F (0 °C) to 104°F (40°C).
  • What are the storage temperature limits?
    Storage temperature limits range from -4 °F (-20 °C) to 149°F (65°C).
  • What is the minimum and maximum relative humidity for operating conditions?
    The minimum relative humidity for operating is 10%, noncondensing, and the maximum is 85%, noncondensing.
  • How does altitude affect the operation of the device?
    The device can operate at altitudes from -500 ft to 6500 ft.
  • What are the relative humidity requirements for storage?
    The relative humidity requirements for storage are a minimum of 5%, noncondensing, and a maximum of 95%, noncondensing.

Product Review

The CISCO CISCO7609-S offers a considerable advantage in terms of its modular design and 21U rack-mountable form factor, accommodating a diverse range of network environments and scalability needs. However, its substantial weight of 54.9 kg for the chassis alone requires careful consideration for installation and potential mobility issues. The system's power flexibility supports a wide range of inputs, from 208 VAC to -60 VDC, but the high power requirements, especially for 4000 WAC supplies, may pose a challenge for energy efficiency and infrastructure readiness in some deployments.


The CISCO CISCO7609-S is a modular, rack-mountable networking device designed for high-performance enterprise and service provider environments. It occupies 21U of rack space and has dimensions of 36.75 inches in width, 17.2 inches in depth, and 20.7 inches in height. The chassis alone weighs 54.9 kg, highlighting its sturdy build tailored for demanding operational conditions. This model operates efficiently within a broad range of power requirements. For optimal performance, a 240 VAC power supply is recommended, though it can function at a minimum of 208 VAC. It is also designed to accommodate 48 to -60 VDC with 4000 WAC supplies, requiring 30A input circuits to ensure reliable power delivery under various conditions. These specifications cater to diverse electrical setups, ensuring the CISCO7609-S's adaptability in different environments. Durability and reliability are key attributes of the CISCO7609-S, demonstrated by its mean time between failure (MTBF) of 7 years for system configurations. This longevity is a testament to its design and build quality, ensuring long-term operational stability. Environmental tolerance is another critical aspect of its design. The operating temperature range is from 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C), allowing it to function efficiently in a wide array of climatic conditions. For storage, it can withstand temperatures from -4°F to 149°F (-20°C to 65°C), ensuring the hardware's integrity is maintained even when not in use. Humidity levels are also a consideration in its design, with operational non-condensing ranges from 10% to 85% and storage non-condensing ranges from 5% to 95%. These specifications guarantee that the CISCO7609-S can endure and operate in diverse environmental conditions. Altitude can affect hardware performance, but the CISCO7609-S is built to operate effectively from -500 feet to 6500 feet. This capability ensures consistent performance across various geographic locations, from below sea level to high-altitude environments.
  • Power adaptability with support for 208 VAC, 240 VAC, and 48 to -60 VDC power supplies.
  • Designed for durability with a 7-year MTBF for system configurations.
  • Environmental resilience, with a broad operating temperature range and humidity tolerance.
The CISCO7609-S is engineered to meet the needs of demanding network infrastructures, offering adaptability, reliability, and resilience. Its comprehensive design considerations ensure it remains a viable solution for enterprise and service provider networks looking for a high-capacity, scalable networking platform.


Part NumberCISCO 7609-S
Enclosure TypeRack-mountable - 21U, modular
Width36.75 inches
Depth17.2 inches
Height20.7 inches
Weight54.9 kg (chassis only)
Minimum Power Specification208 VAC
Recommended Power Specification240 VAC
DC Power Range48 VDC to -60 VDC (4000 WAC supplies need 30A circuits)
Average Lifespan7 years (system configuration)
Operating Temperature (Low)0 °C (32 °F)
Operating Temperature (High)40 °C (104 °F)
Storage Temperature (Low)-20 °C (-4 °F)
Storage Temperature (High)65 °C (149 °F)
Operating Humidity (Low)10% (noncondensing)
Operating Humidity (High)85% (noncondensing)
Storage Humidity (Low)5% (noncondensing)
Storage Humidity (High)95% (noncondensing)
Minimum Altitude for Operation-500 feet
Maximum Altitude for Operation6500 feet

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