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    Environmental Requirements and Specifications for VXA2000, VXA2002, and VXA2010 Content Engines

    The appliance must be installed in a rack 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 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.

    Note: Install VXA Series Content Engines 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.

    Table 1 lists the required environmental conditions for normal appliance operation.

    Table 1: VXA Series Environmental Tolerances



    Ambient temperature

    Normal operating: 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)

    Storage: -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)

    Ambient humidity

    Normal operating: 8% to 90% noncondensing

    Short-term relative: 5% to 90% noncondensing, but not to exceed 0.053 lb (0.024 kg) water per kg (2.205 lb) dry air

    Storage: 5% to 95% noncondensing


    Operating: 10,000 ft (3048 m) maximum

    Storage: 40,000 ft (12,192 m) maximum

    Published: 2013-03-21