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AlfitheCorgi

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#243236 2-Dec-2018 18:08
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Hi All, 

 

I plan to install the below  wall mounted recessed cabinet for a DIY data cabling project for my house.

 

wallrecessed

 

Can i install this on 600mm studs? (Drill one side of the cabinet to the stud and leave the other side?) Or does it make the solution too janky?

 

 

 

I'm planning to install this in the garage which does get pretty hot due to the afternoon sun hitting it. (About 40+C during summer).

 

 

 

Would the garage location be too hot for the equipment in this case? (ONT, Switch, Router)? How are the thermals for this cabinet vs wall mounted cabinet below?

 

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Some insights would be greatly appreciated

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2138205 2-Dec-2018 18:18
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At 40 degrees, it's getting too hot for good lifespan on any electronics - cooler the better. Neither cabinet will likely be significantly cooler than the other if the ambient temp is that high.

 

The second cabinet you have will likely have better airflow, especially if forced, but the ambient temp is still too high really.

 

Anywhere else you could install that is cooler?


AlfitheCorgi

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  #2138335 3-Dec-2018 08:57
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I thought as much. Unfortunately the garage seems to be the best place to situate it as it has a live power outlet ready to go. 

 

Only other location is a cabinet used for linen that doesn't have a power socket available. Is it an easy job for a sparky to install some outlets in a storage cabinet? (my house has a concrete base so wiring's from the roof).

 

 

 

With the garage install, i don't expect ambient temps to be over 40+ constantly but more from the afternoon period (4pm-6pm) and only in summer.


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  #2138363 3-Dec-2018 09:42
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I think the "ease" of installing an outlet in a cupboard can only be answered by a Sparky when they come onsite. In my house when I was getting the house re-wired there is a small cupboard above the linen cupboard which I had 2 sets of outlets put in (plus the Sparky was awesome and put a standard light switch with a cover inside the main linen cupboard to let me switch off/on the equipment in the little cupboard so if my router / ONT crashed I didn't need a ladder to reboot them) and it was easy as the roof cavity has heaps of space and no dwangs as it's all sarked so from the roof was a single hole coming down.

 

But the reality of network equipment is it really shouldn't go over ~25-28 degrees as anything higher generally isn't good for the lifetime of the equipment. Sure it can be done but don't be surprised if your router or ONT needs to be replaced in a few years time.

 

There is a reason why servers rooms are kept at a comfortable 18 degrees or so.





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  #2222875 23-Apr-2019 21:15
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AlfitheCorgi:

Hi All, 


I plan to install the below  wall mounted recessed cabinet for a DIY data cabling project for my house.


I'm planning to install this in the garage which does get pretty hot due to the afternoon sun hitting it. (About 40+C during summer).


 


Would the garage location be too hot for the equipment in this case? (ONT, Switch, Router)? How are the thermals for this cabinet vs wall mounted cabinet below?


Some insights would be greatly appreciated


 


 


 



Did you go ahead with this install? How'd you get on with the 600mm stud spacing for a 400mm cabinet? Looking at doing the same thing here.

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  #2223325 24-Apr-2019 18:56
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BarTender:

 

There is a reason why servers rooms are kept at a comfortable 18 degrees or so.

 

 

That's outdated. Google recommends 80 F (~27 C).


  #2223326 24-Apr-2019 18:58
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Tracer:

 

BarTender:

 

There is a reason why servers rooms are kept at a comfortable 18 degrees or so.

 

 

That's outdated. Google recommends 80 F (~27 C).

 

 

only cause its more efficient for their air conditioning. it has no adverse affects on the hardware at those temps.


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