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Offline ebrown19721972

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Network switch outside in an enclosure
« on: May 14, 2016, 06:46:29 AM »
Will it hurt anything to have a network switch mounted in an enclosure outside when the weather gets cold? The one I purchased is called a desktop switch. Here is the link to it
http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/TL-SG108.html


I would rather have it mounted outside in an enclosure if possible but just wonder if the cold will affect it?


Thanks

Offline tbone321

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Re: Network switch outside in an enclosure
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2016, 08:46:32 AM »
I wouldn't worry about it.  Most of them can deal with the cold without much issue.  You can always put a C7 or C9 bulb in the case with the unit to warm it up enough if it has issues.

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Re: Network switch outside in an enclosure
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2016, 08:58:22 AM »
I wouldn't worry about it.  Most of them can deal with the cold without much issue.  You can always put a C7 or C9 bulb in the case with the unit to warm it up enough if it has issues.


That's good to know and thanks for the tip!!

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Re: Network switch outside in an enclosure
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 08:51:48 PM »
A small Netgear TL-SG105, for example, lists its operating temperatures as 0C~40C (32F~104F).  You should be ok.
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