hot (temperature) Cisco equipment?

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Dec 3rd, 2007

I've noticed the top of many of my Cisco ASA 5505s to be just under 50 degrees C (122 degrees F) after running for a few weeks in a 20 deg. server room. Is this normal?

I was also re-cabling a rack this weekend and unbundled a bunch of old 800-series router power supplies (someone, not me, had cable-tied them together) and the temperature of the bundle was 61 deg. C (141 deg. F)!!

Does the lower-end Cisco (eg: the non-rack mountable stuff) normally run "hot"? Obviously I have to make sure there is adequate air circulation, but these measured temps just seemed a bit excessive to me.

(and yes, I do calibrate my IR thermometer against other thermometers on a regular basis, so I know it's within a couple of degrees of accuracy)

I have this problem too.
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mchin345 Tue, 12/11/2007 - 06:49

ASA 5500 temperature details are follows.

Operating: Temperature

32 to 104?F (0 to 40?C)

Non Operating: Temperature

-13 to 158?F (-25 to 70?C)


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