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hang10

join:2002-11-03
Temecula, CA

cooling on a budget

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Lol. Thought you would all like this. My temporary solution until UPS delivers my new fans. Lid taken off the Juniper switch and all fans disconnected. Keeps it a cool 35c. Cooler then the internal fans.


DaSneaky1D
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It's not a true "temp" solution until duct tape is involved!



jadinolf
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said by DaSneaky1D:

It's not a true "temp" solution until duct tape is involved!

And bungee cord.
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beachintech
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reply to hang10

I've seen that as permanent solutions.


hang10

join:2002-11-03
Temecula, CA
reply to hang10

There is a reason behind this insanity. I got tired of hearing the wining sound coming from the switch fans. Did a little experimenting. I found that pulling the cover off the switch and running it without fans it would creep to about 58c. Hot yes, but within parameters of the switch temperature thresholds. Knowing it would probably reduce the life of the switch I decided I will install a 120mm fan in the side of the shelf holding the switch. This should vacate hot air while pulling in cool from the opening in front of the switch. Will know more next week when the fan comes.



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digitalnUll
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Spring, TX
reply to hang10

You should consider something like this....

»www.coolerguys.com/840556090113.html

I install one in my rack. Works wonders.
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Thane_Bitter
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reply to hang10

It's a hot little number.
How does the are flow through it, is it side suck, rear exhaust?
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hang10

join:2002-11-03
Temecula, CA
reply to hang10

The plan is to mount the fan as an exhaust on the side. The cabinet the switch is in will be sealed so the fan should pull air from the front over the switch. Ill mount a 1u perforated filler in the gap for aesthetics. The switch doesn't run that hot passively sitting in the cabinet so I am thinking just adding some airflow will suffice.



Warzau
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said by DaSneaky1D:

It's not a true "temp" solution until duct tape is involved!

or zipties!

hang10

join:2002-11-03
Temecula, CA

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Finished. Side exaust fan mounted and I also added some rubber feet to the bottom of the switch. Dropped the temp 10c from 59c to hover around 48-49c. I can live with that. No more noisy closet.


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said by hang10:

Finished. Side exaust fan mounted and I also added some rubber feet to the bottom of the switch. Dropped the temp 10c from 59c to hover around 48-49c. I can live with that. No more noisy closet.

Good job.
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hang10

join:2002-11-03
Temecula, CA

Thanks. I don't have the switch loaded up that much. 4 cameras, 2 access points and 2 hp switches powered by poe+. The rest gigabit clients. Had I stressed it more with poe devices it would probably run much hotter.



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said by hang10:

Thanks. I don't have the switch loaded up that much. 4 cameras, 2 access points and 2 hp switches powered by poe+. The rest gigabit clients. Had I stressed it more with poe devices it would probably run much hotter.

Just curious is that a coolerguys fan kit?
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hang10

join:2002-11-03
Temecula, CA

Amazon.
"AC Infinity AI-CFS120BA Single 120 Quiet Cabinet Fan Kit, for Home Theater AV Amplifier Media Cooling, Black"



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digitalnUll
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said by hang10:

Amazon.
"AC Infinity AI-CFS120BA Single 120 Quiet Cabinet Fan Kit, for Home Theater AV Amplifier Media Cooling, Black"

Nice. A lot cheaper than the coolerguys kit.
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Brendan
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join:2000-07-14
Littleton, CO
reply to hang10

I have a few of those vent panels in my music rack. Nice job.