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Environmental Requirements and Specifications for ACX7100-32C Routers


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

Follow these environmental guidelines:

  • The site must be as dust-free as possible because dust can clog air intake vents and filters, reducing the efficiency of the router cooling system.

  • Maintain ambient airflow for normal router operation. If the airflow is blocked or restricted, or if the intake air is too warm, the router might overheat and the router temperature monitor might shut down the device to protect the hardware components.

Table 1 provides the required environmental conditions for normal router operation.

Table 1: ACX7100-32C Router Environmental Tolerances




No performance degradation up to 6,000 feet (1,829 meters)

Relative humidity

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 5% through 90%, non-condensing.

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

    Note: As defined in NEBS GR-63-CORE, 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).

  • Non-operating storage temperature in shipping container: –40° F through 158° F (–40° C through 70° C).


Complies with Zone 4 earthquake requirements according to NEBS GR-63-CORE.


Install ACX Series devices only in restricted-access 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.