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Product Description

The IC698CHS017 is a 17-slot, front and rear mounted rack capable of supporting Series 90-70, VME, and RX7i modules.
The module connectors on the rack backplane are spaced 0.8 inches (20.3 mm) apart and are compatible with both single width and double width modules. Rack slot zero holds the unit’s power supply, and rack slot one holds the unit’s CPU. All other slots are available for any mixture of modules.


The IC698CHS017 is considered an “open equipment” rack; therefore, it must be installed in at least an IP54 protection encasement. This rack is 11.15 inches tall (283 mm), 19 inches wide (483 mm), and 7.5 inches deep (190 mm). Nine inches (23 cm) of space is required to install a fan between racks. Note: A cooling fan is required if certain modules are installed in the rack, and each fan is designed for a different power source.


Jumpers and DIP switches are not needed for addressing modules; instead, the rack supports slot sensing for I/O modules. Input/output module point referencing is accomplished via CIMPLICITY Machine Edition Logic Developer-PLC software. Interrupt acknowledge signals as well as bus grant signals are automatically connected together in a daisy chain configuration. RX7i AC power supplies are supported by the IC698CHS017 with the ability to sustain even higher currents. J2 connectors on the rack backplane support 64 bits per cycle VME transfer speeds.


RX7i and Series 90-70 modules have different options for shield grounding. For RX7i devices, the metal faceplates of each module should be firmly attached to the encasement. For Series 90-70 modules, a built-in ground clip will make contact with the encasement when installed. To connect the rack to the ground, use an AWG #12 (3.33 mm^2) wire with a nut and star washer to connect the side-mounted ground studs to the earth ground.

Technical Specifications

Module Type: Standard Rack
Mounting Location:    Rear
Number of Slots: 15 Single Width, 8 Double Width
Rack Slot Size: 0.8 inch
Dimensions: 11.15 x 19.0 x 7.5 in. (H x W x D)
Power Supply:    RX7i Power Supply in Slot 0


GE Intelligent Platforms / GE Fanuc GE Automation RX7i

SKU 2175350  UPC 0983473245195

Part Number: IC698CHS017 / ic698chs017
Mfr/Brand Name: GE Automation
Mfr Number: IC698CHS017 / ic698chs017
Type: 17 Slot Rear Mount Rack

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Number of Slots:

Slots 1 through 17 are 0.8" (20.3mm) wide. (The CPU is installed in slot 1.)

Slot 0 (power supply slot) is 2.4" (61.0mm) wide.

Maximum Current (from RX7i power supplies)

100 watt supply: +5V



350 watt supply: +5V




20 amps Total output power –100W 2 amps

1 amps

60 amps Total output power – 350W 12 amps

4 amps

I/O References

User configurable with programming/configuration software


Height        Width         Depth               (Note that all Series 90-70 11.15"      19.00"        7.5"           modules extend 1.7" (43 mm) 283mm 483mm 190mm beyond front of rack.)


System designed to support VME64

* For environmental specifications and compliance to standards (for example, FCC or European Union Directives), refer to Appendix A of the PACSystems RX7I Installation Manual, GFK-2223.


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Customer Questions and Answers

  • Question:  What is an IC698CHS017?  Answer:  The IC698CHS017 is a Standard PACSystems 17-Slot Wall (Rear) Mount Rack from the GE Fanuc RX7i Series.
  • Question:  How many I/O slots does IC698CHS017 have?  Answer:  15 Single Width or 8 Double Width (plus one for Power Supply)
  • Question:  What must Slot 0 be occupied by in an IC698CHS017?  Answer:  The leftmost slot (Slot 0) must be occupied by an RX7i Power Supply.
  • Question:  What must Slot 1 be occupied by in an IC698CHS017?  Answer:  The Slot 1 position must be occupied by an RX7i CPU, however, the IC698CPE010/020 and IC698CRE020 CPUs with Ethernet daughter card are double-width modules and use slots 1 and 2.
  • Question:  What are some of the additional features of this rack?  Answer: 
    • Provides slot sensing for rack-type I/O modules
    • Provides automatic daisy chaining of interrupt acknowledge and bus grant signals so no blank slot jumpers are required
    • Provides J2 backplane connectors to allow high-speed VME transfers of up to 64 data bits per cycle
    • Accepts plug-in RX7i power supples
    • Supports higher wattage power supply for high-current configurations
    • Supports an optional cooling fan assembly (required for IC698CPE020/CRE020)
  • Question:  What should I do if my IC698CHS017 fails?  Answer:  Your IC698CHS017 may need repair

For more information on the IC698CHS017 Standard PACSystems 17-Slot Wall (Rear) Mount Rack of the GE Fanuc RX7i Series, please see the Datasheet User-Manual.



Catalog Number

Rack - 17 slots, rear mount


Rack - 17 slots, front mount


Rack Fan Assembly (required for CPE020/CRE020, PSA350), 120 VAC


Rack Fan Assembly (required for CPE020/CRE020, PSA350), 240 VAC


Rack Fan Assembly (required for CPE020/CRE020, PSA350), 24 VDC


Gasketed filler faceplate, single-width


Gasketed filler faceplate, double-width


Note: For Conformal Coat option, or Low Temperature Testing option please consult the factory for price and availability.


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