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The Power of Cisco Magnets

By Alan Sears | Jun 30, 2010 | Insights

If there is any doubt as to the quality of products from Cisco, one must only examine the magnets that are included with the Catalyst 2960 and 3560 8-port compact switches. The magnets are intended to be used to mount the switches to the underside of desks, or to filing cabinets, etc. However, the amazing power of the magnet became a point of curiosity for the engineers at TBL today, and a series of hypothesis and experiments were quickly devised to determine the full load capacity of the mounting devices. I am happy to report that a mere 5 magnets were able to suspend a 53 lbs. IronPort server vertically from the side of a cubicle overhead. Now that is the power of Cisco!

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