EziBlank Tool-Less Universal 21” Blanking Panels for ETSI Racks
EziBlank Universal 21” blanking panels utilise a similar design to EziBlank’s 19” blanking Panels but have been specifically designed to be installed into 21” ETSI Racks.
The use of blanking panels within IT racks is important as they prevent the hot exhaust air that is output from installed IT equipment from circulating back to the front of the rack where the hot air can interfere with the cold air used to cool the equipment. Preventing this mixing of hot and cold air streams plays an important role in improving airflow management and energy efficiency of the data centre or IT room.
The panels are supplied in boxes of 10 panels, with each 21” blanking panel being 10SU in size. The panels are scored at 1SU intervals enabling the required number of SU panels to be snapped off. The blanking panels are manufactured from a high-quality ABS plastic that is flame retardant to UL94 V0 standard. Each individual SU panel has a pair of specially designed twist latches made from a medical grade thermoplastic elastomer rubber that enables the panel to be quickly and easily installed into 21” ETSI racks. Latch clips are fitted at the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th SU with additional clips available to order separately, along with a purpose designed punch tool for knockout removal.
Each blanking panel has a moulded positioning stud that assists with correct alignment of the panel onto the rails of any ETSI (ETS 300 119) 21” server rack regardless of the type of mounting hole. Once the panel has been correctly located, installation is completed by turning each of the twist latches so that the panel is held securely in place.
The modular design of EziBlank Univeral 10-SU 21” Blanking Panels makes it the perfect server rack accessory for data centre operators where separated panels can be installed and reused onto different SU heights of unused space.