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What wall mount rack make/model do you
recommend for the below equipment ?

 1. 48port patch panel
 2. 48port patch panel cable management (i.e. http://neatpatch.com)
 3. Cisco 48port POE switch
 4. rack mounted 5 minute UPS for switch
         --> do NOT know weight, might be TOO heavy for rack ?
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Chatsworth is my goto for wall mount racks. Just make sure it's deep enough for all your gear. Yes the ups might be too heavy.
http://www.chatsworth.com/products/wall-mount-systems/wall-mount-open-systems/
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Since each POE port can draw up to an additional 30 watts, you really need to check the POE devices to know what the power requirements may be and you may even need to add a secondary power supply to the Cisco.
Read this:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-3750-x-series-switches/white_paper_c11-663717.html

And, no matter what, please take the time to mark the remote ports and every cable in the patch panel!  Having to use a testing device to find a wire later is a real PITA.

Eaton makes extremely good UPS' and this guy looks like it will handle things (do your math from above first); but, at 55 pounds, you would want that wallmount attached to a sheet of plywood which was also screwed into the studs: https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Eaton-9130-UPS-1500VA-1350W-120V-2U-Rack-Mount-Special-Price/1587110.aspx
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I would NOT put a rack mounted UPS in a wall mounted rack, especially if you are using full depth switches. It;s not just the load capacity of the rack, its the load capacity of the wall and the fixings, the deeper the rack the bigger the lever...

and I have seen the aftermath of somebody putting a UPS on top of a wall mounted comms cabinet, it pulled the fixings out of the wall and ripped the network cables out, not a pretty sight, and very expensive to remediate, had to recable...

I would either use a floor standing rack (doesn't have to be full height), or have the UPS external to the rack
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