3550 switches - sulphur smell

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Mar 18th, 2008
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In our comms rm there is a sulphur smell that comes and goes. We are trying to pin point where it is coming from and all UPS', air con, etc have been checked. The only equipment we have in the comms rm is Cisco 3550 switches - do you know if these contain any type of batteries that might give off a smell?


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lamav Tue, 03/18/2008 - 04:02
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From my experience as an electronics technician for 6 years, the smell of sulphur usually results from electronic components breaking down (getting fried), power supplies in particular. Batteries can give you that smell, too.



paulrichardson Thu, 03/20/2008 - 10:00
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Thanks for you reply. Is it likely that a switch would cause this - the smell comes and goes.


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