Zyxel MG-105 temperature. Case hot: 40-50 degrees celsius. Is it normal?

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xgiovio
xgiovio Posts: 5
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edited September 2023 in Switch

Hello, i have 2 x Zyxel MG-105. Same behavious for both. Case temperature is very warm: 40-50 degrees celsius. Is it normal? They are placed on a table and not stacked with other devices.

Should I make some additional holes in the case and maybe add a fan?

How is the durability in long term with these temperatures?

How do these temperatures impact the devices reliability?

Thanks

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  • Zyxel_Kay
    Zyxel_Kay Posts: 648  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @xgiovio

    To enhance its heat dissipation capabilities, the switch case is intentionally designed with a metal material. As a result, it is normal for the case to feel warmer during operation.

    Based on our internal testing, the MG-105 switch is capable of operating within an environmental temperature range of 0°C to 40°C without any adverse effects on its durability or reliability.

    While it's advisable to place the switch in a well-ventilated location to optimize its performance, we do not recommend drilling additional holes in the case.

    Share yours now! https://bit.ly/4aO0BMF

    Kay

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  • xgiovio
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    any answer?

  • xgiovio
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    hello?

  • Zyxel_Kay
    Zyxel_Kay Posts: 648  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @xgiovio

    I'd like to ask for some additional details. Could you please specify the number of ports you are currently using on both of your MG-105 switches? Are all ports in full operation (ex: all ports being used at 2.5G)?

    Furthermore, it would be helpful if you could provide information about the environmental temperature in which the switches are currently operating.

    Share yours now! https://bit.ly/4aO0BMF

    Kay

  • xgiovio
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    Hi Kay, env temperature in 25 degrees celsius, souther italy near naples. It's still summer. Both switches are on desks, so there is a normal airflow on them. 3 ports for each switch, some 2.5g, other 1gb. Temperature seems stable after some days but the feeling is about between 40 and 50 degrees on hand contact.

  • Zyxel_Kay
    Zyxel_Kay Posts: 648  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @xgiovio

    To enhance its heat dissipation capabilities, the switch case is intentionally designed with a metal material. As a result, it is normal for the case to feel warmer during operation.

    Based on our internal testing, the MG-105 switch is capable of operating within an environmental temperature range of 0°C to 40°C without any adverse effects on its durability or reliability.

    While it's advisable to place the switch in a well-ventilated location to optimize its performance, we do not recommend drilling additional holes in the case.

    Share yours now! https://bit.ly/4aO0BMF

    Kay

  • xgiovio
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    ok thanks