Network Cabinets

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  1. stevielamb

    stevielamb
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    Hi all,

    I'm putting a couple pieces of kit into my loft (a network switch unit and a NAS drive).

    I'm concerned about how warm it sometimes gets up there so have been looking at solutions for keeping the kit cool. My first thoughts was a small network cabinet with a thermostatically controlled fan.

    Can anyone recommend some good products to achieve this? I don't want to spend silly money, say no more than £150, plus I don't want something that will cost a fortune to run?

    Thanks for any tips.

    Steve.
     
  2. Plasma Dan

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    This is what I did...

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    The hoses connect to 3 100mm roof vents. I used 3 Noctua Industrial fans to blow the hot air out, but I plan to replace them with some more powerful in-line fans to cope with the summer heat.

    I use a thermostat controller in my other rack cabinet...

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    It has a temperature sensor you can place anywhere, and can be set to automatically switch on mains powered / low voltage cooling fans at whatever temperature you set. :smashin: These are cheap on eBay: 220V Touch Mini Digital Temperature Controller Cooling Heating Switch Thermostat

    I made an enclosure for mine out of a standard project box...

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    You should be able to do the same type of thing for less than £100 no-problem. :smashin:

    Dan.
     
  3. stevielamb

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    Fantastic - thanks for your reply. I'll go through the detail of your post this evening.
     

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