C. Optional Mounting Bracket Instructions
The TPS can either be placed on a desk top, installed in a 19" equipment rack, or mounted on a wall. This
appendix describes the procedures for installing the optional Rack Mount Kit or
the optional Wall Mount Kit.
C.1. Rack Mounting Instructions
When installing the TPS in an instrument rack, the following factors must be accounted for:
·Enclosed Racks: Enclosed racks must provide adequate ventilation. Make certain that the rack is
not overly crowded, and note that each unit in the rack generates its own heat. An enclosed rack
should have louvered sides and a fan to circulate cooling air. The maximum temperature for the
equipment in this type of environment is 45°C.
·Enclosed Racks: When mounting the unit in an enclosed rack with a ventilation fan at the top of the
rack, note that excessive heat generated by devices at the bottom of the rack can be drawn upwards
into the ventilation slots on units located at the top. Make certain to provide adequate ventilation for
equipment installed at the bottom of the rack.
·Open Racks: Make certain that the rack frame does not block the ventilation slots on the instrument
cover. If the device is installed on sliders, check the unit when seated all the way into the rack to
make certain that ventilation slots are not blocked.
To install the optional Rack Mount Kit, proceed as follows:
1. Disconnect the TPS from the power supply. Remove the screws which secure the TPS top cover to
the chassis. Do not remove the cover from the chassis. There are two screws on each side of the
2. Align the Rack Mount Brackets with the TPS unit as shown in Figure C.1.
3. Use the longer screws (supplied with the Rack Mount kit) to secure the Rack Mount Brackets and
top cover to the TPS chassis. Make certain that the vents on the sides of the TPS top cover are not
obstructed by the Rack Mount Brackets.
Figure C.1: Rack Mounting Instructions