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Properly Cooling A Small Telecom / Sever Closet ?

By mikey.g.0727 ·
Hi -

I have a small office client, and he wants to put a small server rack in his telecom closet. The rack is not that big, but I think I should have some kind of cooling in there. Hooking up to the buildings HVAC is going to be REALLY difficult -

I was thinking just putting in a fan / duct and exchanging air to the common office area outside the closet, but what happens, say in the winter when the building's AC isnt really running? I was affraid it might not be sufficient

Can anyone suggest a solution to this? Perhaps some small rack mountable AC unit? Or would exchanging ambient office air be enough?

Thanks -
Mikey

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by retro77 In reply to Properly Cooling A Small ...

I hear ya on this problem. The best would be to hook into the existing AC or get a dedicated AC unit for the room.

cost is going to be your biggest hurdle. But check out some of this stuff for reack mounted cooling and circulation.
http://www.apcc.com/products/category.cfm?id=9&segmentID=3

Also keep in mind that if the cooling is an issue, look for another location for the servers. Its cheaper to locate it properly now then buying new hardware later because hard drives are burning up or RAID controllers keep melting.

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