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 1 provides the required environmental conditions for normal switch operation.

Table 1: 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 the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

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

For information about extended temperature SFP transceivers supported on EX2200 switches, 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 the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

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

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

EX2300-C

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

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

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

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

EX2300 (except EX2300-C switches)

No performance degradation up to 13,000  feet (3962 meters) at 104°   F (40° C) as per GR-63

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

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (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 the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (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 the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

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

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

EX3400

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

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

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (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 the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

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

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

EX4300

The maximum thermal output for EX4300-48T is 423 BTU/hour and for EX4300-48P is 5844 BTU/hour.

EX4300 switches except the EX4300-48MP model— No performance degradation up to 10,000  feet (3048 meters)

EX4300-48MP model— No performance degradation up to 6,000  feet (1829 meters)

EX4300 switches except the EX4300-48MP model— Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

EX4300-48MP model— Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 5% through 90% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (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 the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (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 the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

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

  • EX4550-32T switches— Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F through 104°   F (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 the relative humidity range 5% through 90%, noncondensing

  • Short-term operation ensured in the relative humidity range 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 the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 113°   F (45° C)

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

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

EX4650

No performance degradation to 6,000  feet (1829 meters)

Normal operation ensured in the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (condensing)

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

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

EX6210

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

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

Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (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 the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (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 the relative humidity range 10% through 85% (noncondensing)

Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (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 the relative humidity range 5% through 90% (noncondensing)

Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (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 the relative humidity range 5% through 90% (noncondensing)

Normal operation is ensured in the temperature range 32°   F (0° C) through 104°   F (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 the relative humidity range 5% through 90% (noncondensing)

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

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

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

EX9251

The maximum thermal output is 1705  BTU/hour (500 W).

No performance degradation up to 10,000  ft (3048 m)

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

Normal operation ensured in temperature range of 32°   F (0° C) to 104°   F (40° C)

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

Complies with Telcordia Technologies Zone 4 earthquake requirements

XRE200

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

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

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