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BTU Calculations

We are trying to determine the total BTUs/hr for our Cisco equipment and want to make sure we are calculating this correctly.

For example, we have 6 Cisco Catalyst 3750X-48T-S each with two C3KX-PWR-350WAC power supplies.  According to the information found on http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-3750-x-series-switches/data_sheet_c78-584733.html?mdfid=282979364 the total Output BTU is 1207 BTU/hr.  Since this number is listed specifically for this power supply and we have two power supplies in this switch, would we then say that each switch produces 2414 BTU/hr (1207x2) or is that not necessarily the case?

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I don't believe that's the case.  I would expect a slight BTU increase for two power supplies pulling the same power as a single power supply, but not twice the BTU.

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That is what we would expect

That is what we would expect as well, but would like to know how to accurately calculate what the actual number should be.

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Kyle,As Joseph said above it

Kyle,

As Joseph said above it wouldn't exactly be double the BTU's for twice the power supplies. There is a lot that would go into figuring out exactly how much heat the setup is actually dumping out. If you have a controlled area that has a constant (or close to temperature) and you leave the switch(es) in it for a period of time, then see the change in temperature, then you can see how much heat the units are actually giving off. This however a physics problem, that would be a little ridiculous and time consuming for most people to deal with.

If you go by the datasheet specifications 1207 BTU/h per PSU, then you can safely figure that is the maximum output, or worst case scenario.

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Try contacting Cisco sales for a more exact answer with two power supplies, although as Kyle the BTU rating should be about worst case (i.e. with unit full with full traffic on all ports) so I doubt adding the second power supply would add much.

(If you do get an exact number for the addition of a 2nd power supply, from Cisco, if you can, post that information on this thread.)

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