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TCX1000-RDM20 Environmental Requirements and Specifications


The TCX1000-RDM20 must be installed in a rack or cabinet. It 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 TCX1000-RDM20 cooling system.

  • Maintain ambient airflow for normal TCX1000-RDM20 operation. If the airflow is blocked or restricted, or if the intake air is too warm, the chassis might overheat, leading to the TCX1000-RDM20 temperature monitor shutting down the device to protect the hardware components.

Table 1 provides the required environmental conditions for normal operation of the TCX1000-RDM20.

Table 1: TCX1000-RDM20 Environmental Tolerances




No performance degradation up to 6000 feet (1828.8 meters).

Relative humidity

Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 5% through 85%, noncondensing.

  • Short-term operation ensured in relative humidity range of 5% through 90%, noncondensing.

    Note: As defined in NEBS GR-63-CORE, Issue 3, 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 (–0° C) through 104° F (40° C).

  • Short-term operation ensured in temperature range of 23° F (–5° C) through 131° F (55° C).

  • Nonoperating storage temperature in shipping container: –40°F (–40° C) through 185° F (85° C).


Designed to comply with Zone 4 earthquake requirements per NEBS GR-63-CORE, Issue 3.


Install the TCX1000-RDM20 only in restricted-access areas, such as dedicated equipment rooms and equipment closets, in accordance with Articles 110-26 and 110-27 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.