Can I Place PXIe-107x Series Chassis Vertically?

Updated Dec 14, 2018

Reported In


  • PXIe-1071
  • PXIe-1073

Issue Details

I have compact and lightweight PXIe chassis such as PXIe-1071 or PXIe-1073 and I want to place it vertically due to limited space. I also want to save space for other larger chassis. I am worried that placing the chassis vertically would cause an issue.


PXIe-1071 and PXIe-1073 require 44.5 mm (1.75 in.) of clearance on all sides (above, behind and on the sides) of the chassis. This is to ensure that the fans (air intakes) and the air outlet apertures of the chassis have adequate ventilation. 

As long as the clearance is provided, placing the chassis vertically should not cause any problem.

Additional Information

High-power applications may require additional clearance.

For other PXIe 107x or larger PXI/PXIe chassis, please consult user manual regarding air ventilation requirement. 


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