FortiGate 3000 Series Installation Guide

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This installation guide is used for the following FortiGate 3000 models:

  • 3700D
  • 3700DX
  • 3800D
  • 3810D
  • 3815D

FortiGate unit can be mounted in any standard 19 inch rack unit with the provided mounting hardware. AC models can also be surface mounted.

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your Fortinet equipment.
To avoid personal injury or damage to the unit, it is recommended that two or more people install the unit into the rack.

Please consult a licensed electrician before connecting this product to a DC power source, or hire a licensed electrician to perform all connections (DC models only).

Do not place heavy objects on the unit.

Each power cable should be connected to a different power source. In this way, if one power source fails, the other may still be operational and the unit will not lose power.

This product has a separate protective earthing terminal provided on the back of the product in addition to the grounding terminal of the attachment plug. This separate protective earthing terminal must be permanently connected to earth with a green with yellow stripe conductor minimum size 6 AWG and the connection is to be installed by a qualified service personnel.

DC models only:

This product is only intended for installation and use in a Restricted Access Location.

DC terminals accept UL approved ring terminals for 8/M4 stud with ext ring diameter < 9.8 mm.

DC cables must be a minimum of 10 AWG.

Four Post Rack Mount Installation

  1. Using the supplied hardware, attach the inner slide rails to each side of the unit using the two pan head screws, and attach the outer slide rails to the rack.
  2. Attach the front handles to each side of the unit using eight flat head screws.
  3. Ensure there is enough room around the unit to allow for sufficient air flow.
  4. Slide the unit into your equipment rack.
  5. For AC models, plug the supplied cables into the rear of the unit and into a surge protected power bar or power supply. For DC models, connect cables to the rear of the unit and then into your DC power source.

Two Post Rack Mount Installation

  1. Attach the middle mounting brackets to each side of the unit using eight flat head screws.
  2. Ensure there is enough room around the unit to allow for sufficient air flow.
  3. Secure the unit into your equipment rack
  4. For AC models, plug the supplied cables into the rear of the unit and into a surge protected power bar or power supply.
    For DC models, connect cables to the rear of the unit and then into your DC power source.

Surface Mount Installation (AC Models Only)

  1. Ensure that the surface onto which the FortiGate unit to be installed is clean, level, and stable and that there is at least 1.5in (3.8cm) of clearance on all sides to allow for adequate airflow.
  2. Attach the six provided rubber feet to the bottom of the FortiGate unit.
  3. Place the unit in the designated location.
  4. Verify that the spacing around the FortiGate unit conforms to requirements and that the unit is level.
  5. Plug the supplied cables into the rear of the unit and into a surge protected power bar or power supply.
Parameter Min Avg Max Unit
Max Inrush Current     40 A
Max Inrush Current Duration     50 ms
Current @ 48V   12.7 17.5 A
Input Voltage -40   -72 V DC
Power Consumption   609.6 840 W
Heat Dissipation     2871 BTU/hr
Number of Power Supplies 1   2  
Airflow Front to Back

 

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