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Chapter 2. Site Preparation

2.1. Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for MWS1000
2.2. Power Specifications
2.3. Unpacking and Inspecting the MWS1000
2.4. Before You Install MWS1000
The appliance should be installed in a rack housed in a dry, clean, well-ventilated, and temperature-controlled environment.
  • The site should be as dust-free as possible, because dust can clog air intake vents and filters, reducing the efficiency of the appliance cooling system.
  • Maintain ambient airflow for normal appliance operation. If the airflow is blocked or restricted, or if the intake air is too warm, the appliance might overheat, causing the appliance temperature monitor to power off the appliance to protect the hardware components.
The MWS1000 environmental requirements are:
  • Ambient temperature for normal operation: 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)
  • Ambient temperature for storage: -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)
  • Relative humidity, operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity, storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

2.1. Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for MWS1000

When planning the installation site, allow sufficient clearance around the rack. For the cooling system to function properly, the airflow around the chassis must be unrestricted.
  • Allow at least 6 in. (15 cm) of clearance on the side between devices that have fans or blowers installed.
  • Allow 2.8 in. (7 cm) between the side of the chassis and any non-heat-producing surface such as a wall.
  • Ensure that the airflow vents in the front and rear panels remain open and uncovered for proper cooling.
  • For service personnel to remove and install hardware components, there must be adequate space at the front and back of the appliance. At least 24 in (60 cm) is required both in front of and behind the chassis. The front of the chassis extends approximately 0.5 in (1.3 cm) beyond the mounting ears.