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by Juniper
Product Line: Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers
Product Type: Wireless Controller
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Product Description

The FFANTRAY-MX480-S Juniper fan tray includes a front-to-rear airflow design with 6 fans, ensuring optimal cooling for high-performance networking hardware within an 8 rack unit space. It supports a per slot capacity of 480 Gbps and a system throughput of 5.76 Tbps, compatible with up to 240 1GbE, 240 10GbE, 72 40GbE, and 24 100GbE connections. The unit requires 100 to 240 V AC power input, with a typical power draw of 3470 W, and operates efficiently within a temperature range of 32°-104°F (0°- 40°C) and at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3048 m).

Key Feature for the FFANTRAY-MX480-S

  • What is the air flow direction of the Fan Tray?
    The air flow direction is Front-to-Rear.
  • How many fans does the 6x Fan Tray include?
    It includes 6 fans.
  • What are the rack units and systems per rack for this hardware?
    It occupies 8 rack units and supports 6 systems per rack.
  • Can you detail the per slot capacity and system throughput?
    The per slot capacity is 480 Gbps, and the system throughput reaches up to 5.76 Tbps.
  • What is the maximum capacity for 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE ports?
    Maximum 1GbE and 10GbE ports are 240 each, maximum 40GbE ports are 72, and maximum 100GbE ports are 24.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the hardware both unloaded and fully loaded?
    Dimensions are 17.45" (W) x 14" (H) x 24.5" (D). Weight unloaded is 65.5 lbs/29.7 kg, and fully loaded is 180 lbs/81.6 kg.
  • What power input does the equipment require?
    Power input required is 100 to 240 V AC.
  • What is the typical power draw for this hardware?
    The typical power draw is 3470 W.
  • Can you provide the environmental operating conditions?
    Operating temperature ranges from 32°-104°F (0°- 40°C), with humidity from 5% to 90%, up to an altitude of 10,000 ft (3048 m).
  • What are the default memory specifications?
    Default memory includes 2x16 MB NOR flash storage and 64 GB of DDR4 RAM.

Product Review

The Juniper FFANTRAY-MX480-S Fan Tray, designed for the MX480 platform, supports a high system throughput of 5.76 Tbps with a per slot capacity of 480 Gbps, catering to dense networking environments. However, its substantial weight of 180 lbs when fully loaded and a typical power draw of 3470 W may pose challenges for power efficiency and physical handling. Additionally, the system's capacity to support a varied range of Ethernet ports, from 1GbE to 100GbE, offers flexibility in network design and scalability.


The Juniper FFANTRAY-MX480-S is a high-capacity fan tray designed for the Juniper MX480 routing platform, catering to the demanding needs of large-scale networks. This device enhances the cooling efficiency of the system, ensuring optimal performance under various operating conditions. With its front-to-rear airflow direction, the FFANTRAY-MX480-S maintains a consistent cooling mechanism across the chassis, vital for maintaining the reliability and longevity of the system components. At the core of its design, the fan tray includes six fans, meticulously engineered to provide sufficient airflow to support the router's operations. This is especially crucial in environments with high data throughput and processing requirements. The device occupies 8 rack units, with a capacity to fit six systems per rack, making it a space-efficient solution for data centers. The hardware specifications reveal its capability to handle substantial networking loads, with a per-slot capacity of 480 Gbps and a system throughput of 5.76 Tbps. This high throughput capacity ensures that the system can manage extensive data traffic, making it suitable for ISPs and large enterprise networks. The FFANTRAY-MX480-S supports a versatile range of Ethernet interfaces, including a maximum of 240 1GbE and 10GbE ports, 72 40GbE ports, and 24 100GbE ports. This flexibility allows for various network configurations and scalability options.
  • Dimensions of the device stand at 17.45 inches in width, 14 inches in height, and 24.5 inches in depth.
  • When fully loaded, it weighs 180 lbs (81.6 kg), and without load, it weighs 65.5 lbs (29.7 kg).
  • The power input ranges from 100 to 240 V AC, with a typical power draw of 3470 W.
Operating conditions for the FFANTRAY-MX480-S are broad, featuring an operating temperature range from 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C), and a humidity tolerance from 5% to 90%. It can operate at altitudes up to 10,000 feet (3048 m), ensuring its functionality in various geographical locations. The device is equipped with 2x16 MB NOR flash storage and 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, providing sufficient memory for system operations and process execution. In summary, the Juniper FFANTRAY-MX480-S is designed to meet the demands of high-performance networking environments. Its efficient cooling system, coupled with the capacity to support massive data throughput and a flexible range of Ethernet interfaces, makes it an essential component of the Juniper MX480 routing platform. Its design considerations for space efficiency, power consumption, and operational parameters ensure that it can deliver high levels of performance and reliability required by modern data centers and networking infrastructures.


Part Number and Manufacturer Juniper FFANTRAY-MX480-S
Fan Tray Configuration 6 Fans
Airflow Pattern Front-to-Back
Fan Count 6
Rack Height 8U
Maximum Units per Rack 6
Bandwidth per Slot 480 Gigabits per Second
Total System Capacity 5.76 Terabits per Second
1GbE Ports Supported 240
10GbE Ports Supported 240
40GbE Ports Supported 72
100GbE Ports Supported 24
Dimensions Width: 17.45 inches, Height: 14 inches, Depth: 24.5 inches
Weight (Operational) 180 pounds (81.6 kilograms)
Weight (Without Components) 65.5 pounds (29.7 kilograms)
AC Power Requirements 100V to 240V AC
Average Power Consumption 3470 Watts
Temperature Range for Operation 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Humidity Range for Operation 5% to 90%
Operational Altitude Up to 10,000 feet (3048 meters)
Standard Memory Configuration 32 MB NOR Flash, 64 GB DDR4 RAM

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