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  • Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX2200 Switches
  • Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX3200 Switches
  • Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX3300 Switches
  • Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX4200 Switches
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  • Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX6210 Switch
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  • Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX8216 Switch
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Environmental Requirements and Specifications for EX Series Switches

The switch must be installed in a rack or cabinet housed in a dry, clean, well-ventilated, and temperature-controlled environment.

Ensure that these environmental guidelines are followed:

  • The site must be as dust-free as possible, because dust can clog air intake vents and filters, reducing the efficiency of the switch cooling system.
  • Maintain ambient airflow for normal switch operation. If the airflow is blocked or restricted, or if the intake air is too warm, the switch might overheat, leading to the switch temperature monitor shutting down the switch to protect the hardware components.

Table 22 provides the required environmental conditions for normal switch operation.

Table 22: EX Series Switch Environmental Tolerances

Switch or device

Environment Tolerance

Altitude

Relative Humidity

Temperature

Seismic

EX2200-C

No performance degradation up to 5,000  feet (1524 meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 104° F (0° C through 40° C) at altitudes up to 5,000 ft (1,524 m).

For information about extended temperature SFPs, see Pluggable Transceivers Supported on EX2200 Switches.

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX2200 (except EX2200-C switches)

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048  meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 113° F (0° C through 45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX3200

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048  meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 113° F (0° C through 45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX3300

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048  meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 113° F (0° C through 45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX4200

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048  meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 113° F (0° C through 45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX4300

No performance degradation up to 10,000 feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 113° F (0° C through 45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX4500

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048  meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 113° F (0° C through 45° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX4550

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048  meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

  • EX4550-32F switches—Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 113° F (0° C through 45° C)
  • EX4550-32T switches—Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 104° F (0° C through 40° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX4600

No performance degradation to 6,562 feet (2000 meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 5% through 90%, noncondensing

  • Short-term operation ensured in relative humidity range of 5% through 93%, noncondensing

    Note: As defined in NEBS GR-63-CORE, Issue 4, short-term events can be up to 96 hours in duration but not more than 15 days per year.

  • Normal operation ensured in temperature range of 32° F through 104° F (0° C through 40° C)
  • Nonoperating storage temperature in shipping container: –40° F through 158° F (–40° C through 70° C)

Designed to comply with Zone 4 earthquake requirements per NEBS GR-63-CORE, Issue 4.

EX6210

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048  meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 104° F (0° C through 40° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX8208

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048  meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 104° F (0° C through 40° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX8216

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 104° F (0° C through 40° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

EX9204

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048  meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 5% through 90% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 104° F (0° C through 40° C)

Nonoperating storage temperature in shipping container: –40° F (–40° C) to 158° F (70° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63.

EX9208

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048  meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 5% through 90% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 104° F (0° C through 40° C)

Nonoperating storage temperature in shipping container: –40° F (–40° C) to 158° F (70° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63.

EX9214

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048  meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 5% through 90% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32° F through 104° F (0° C through 40° C)

Nonoperating storage temperature in shipping container: –40° F (–40° C) to 158° F (70° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63.

XRE200

No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048  meters)

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 41° F through 104° F (5° C through 40° C)

Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements as per GR-63, Issue 4.

Note: Install EX Series switches only in restricted areas, such as dedicated equipment rooms and equipment closets, in accordance with Articles 110–16, 110–17, and 110–18 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

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  • Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX3200 Switches
  • Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX3300 Switches
  • Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX4200 Switches
  • Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX4300 Switches
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  • Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX8216 Switch
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  • Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX9214 Switch

Modified: 2015-06-23