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Solid Blank Panel with Hinge for Server Racks - 4U

Improve the organization and appearance of your server rack

Product ID: RKPNLHS4U

  • Create a tidy and professional look by covering unused rack space
  • Easily access rack components by opening the hinged panel
  • TAA compliant for GSA Schedule purchases
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  • Versatile installation options with a reversible blank panel that can open from the left or the right side
  • 4U solid rack-panel design
  • Mounts to standard 19" 2 or 4 post racks
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Rack screws and nuts included
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Overview

You can improve the appearance and airflow of any standard 19-inch server rack while maintaining easy access to server equipment, using this hinged 4U blanking panel. This TAA compliant product adheres to the requirements of the US Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA), allowing government GSA Schedule purchases.

Professional look

The blanking panel creates a clean and professional look by covering empty space and visible cables. Adding blanking panels to your server racks offers a tidier appearance for a more organized server room. 

Hassle-free access

This solid rack-panel features a hinged design that enables you to open it for fast and easy access to your rack-mounted devices. You can quickly open the panel, make your required adjustments and when you're finished, simply close the panel to restore the professional appearance and order of your server room. The panel is reversible, which enables you to install it on the left or the right side of your rack, to best suit your needs. This rack panel also comes complete with rack installation screws and nuts, giving you everything you need to ensure a hassle-free installation.

Improve airflow

The blanking panel offers a solid design that helps guide airflow down the back of your rack, rather than passing between occupied spaces. Improved airflow helps ensure your rack-mounted equipment is running at an optimal temperature.

The RKPNLHS4U is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Fill in unused gaps between equipment in server racks and cabinets

Access your covered rack with an open-and-shut design

Help guide the airflow along the back of your rack, instead of passing through your equipment

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Industry Standards EIA RS310-D
Mounting Options Front Mount (Front Only)
U Height 4U
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Steel
Product Height 7 in [178 mm]
Product Length 18.4 in [468 mm]
Product Weight 34.6 oz [980 g]
Product Width 0.9 in [22 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.6 lb [1.2 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 4U Hinged Solid Rack Panel
2 - 5/8" #10-32 UNF Screws
2 - #10-32 UNF Cage Nuts

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Before You Buy

There’s a wide variety of accessories for server racks and today the various options will be explored.  Here are the accessories that will be discussed.

  • Shelves
  • Rack rails and DIN rails
  • Casters and leveling feet
  • Cable management
  • Rack blank panels
  • Power Distribution Units (PDUs)

Server rack shelves come in a variety of sizes and styles.  We will be covering six different types of server rack shelves. 

Server rack shelves have both a U size and depth.  The U size describes the height of the shelf in rack units, and one U is equal to 1.74 inches.  Shelves might also list a maximum suggested weight and some shelves are available in a vented design for greater airflow.

Fixed shelves have a fixed depth.  If you use a server rack with fixed shelves, make sure your rack equipment fits within the mounting depth of the shelf you are purchasing.

Unlike fixed shelves, you can adjust the depth of adjustable shelves.  The minimum and maximum mounting depths for adjustable shelves are listed on the product page, under the Technical Specifications tab.

Sliding shelves can be slid in or out of a server rack. These shelves have a lock feature that locks the shelf and prevents it from accidentally falling out or sliding back into the server rack. The minimum and maximum mounting depths for sliding shelves are listed on the product page, under the Technical Specifications tab.

Similar to sliding shelves, drawer shelves feature a sliding storage drawer that is perfect for storing tools, small hardware or other accessories.

Cantilever shelves do not attach to the server rack on all 4 corners; instead, they only attach on one side of the server rack.  These shelves generally have lower weight thresholds.

Heavy duty shelves are designed to hold more weight.  They are a more durable solution for storing large pieces of equipment that can’t be mounted in a server rack.

Startech.com offers both rack rails and DIN rail kits. 

Rack Rails are available in several different U sizes and are often adjustable, allowing you to customize the depth of your server equipment.

DIN Rails are an industry standard for server rack equipment, and StarTech.com offers a DIN Rail kit which fits all standard 19” racks.  This kit features adjustable depth and the entire kit occupies 2 U’s of rack space.  As with other server rack accessories, check on the product page under the Technical Specifications tab to make sure your equipment will fit within the product’s measurements.

Casters and levelling feet are two of the commonly used methods of mounting a rack on the floor.  To determine whether your rack includes casters or levelling feet, on the product page, check the Technical Specifications tab, under the heading What’s in the Box.

Cable management accessories include cable management hooks, panels, and conduits or ducts.  More information will be shared on them below.

Cable management hooks are designed to hold cabling to avoid cable knotting or crimping.  They are also sometimes referred to as D-Ring hooks and can be found in a variety of sizes.

Cable management ducts or conduits are used to route cables through a covered cable duct.  These ducts feature a removable top cover so that you can easily add or remove cables.

A cable management panel consists of several cable management hooks and/or ducts, combining these products for an all-in-one cabling solution.

Rack blanking panels are sometimes called filler panels as they are designed to fill the openings in server racks that are not in use.  This provides security as well as physical protection for the equipment in the server rack.  Rack blanking panels can be vented or solid and come with or without hinges.

Power distribution units or PDU’s add additional power outlets to your server rack.  They are available in U based sizes, such as 1U and some of the more advanced units include power switching, which you can use to power on and off the connected devices over an IP network.

Confirm the number of outlets and the U size you need in your server rack PDU before you make a purchase.

There are a few ways you can find information about server rack accessories on www.StarTech.com.

  • To view the different families of server rack accessories, go to the StarTech.com website.  Under Server Management, click Server Rack Accessories. This opens a page with each family of server rack accessories.
  • On individual product pages, you can view an image gallery which includes detailed pictures of the product.
  • The Technical Specifications tab includes the product's dimensions, and what comes with the product.
  • The Accessories tab lists other products that are confirmed to work with the product you are viewing.

If you have questions about any StarTech.com server rack accessories, contact our technical support team for further assistance. 

Installation

When you install your rack equipment, it’s important to put the heaviest equipment on the bottom of the rack, first.  This provides a strong base and is especially important if you are installing a lot of equipment on a tall rack.  This also prevents the server rack from becoming top heavy and falling over.

If your equipment is long, heavy, unbalanced or otherwise difficult to handle, ask someone to help you install the equipment so you don’t injure yourself or damage the equipment.

Finally, when you tighten down your screws make sure you don’t strip or damage the screws.  This is especially important to be aware of when using electric tools which can generate more torque.

The patch panel will be mounted using cage nuts, so the first step is to install them. 

Once installed, the cage nuts can be used to mount our patch panel. 

To install your server rack equipment, fasten the mounting screws into the cage nuts. After you tighten your screws, check to make sure your rack equipment is securely installed.

If you have questions about installing equipment into a server rack, contact our technical support team for further assistance. 

Solid Blank Panel with Hinge for Server Racks - 4U

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