Maintaining the optimal temperature

Site Preparation Guide for VSP G/F350, G/F370, G/F700, G/F900

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The site must provide sufficient airflow capacity to remove the heat generated by the storage system.

Prior to installation, verify that the site has a cooling system that can support all thermal emissions.

The level of cooling required for the storage system is not the same as the air conditioning used in offices and homes. Air-conditioning systems in offices and homes provide comfort for the low heat and higher moisture generated by the human body. In contrast, electronic equipment generates high dry-heat output that is moisture-free.

Your storage system can tolerate temperature and humidity fluctuations if the specified ranges are followed. Exceeding the maximum temperature and humidity ranges for any period of time, however, can affect storage system performance adversely. To ensure that the ambient temperature near the intake at the front of the storage system does not exceed system specifications, verify that the location where the storage system will be installed has a cooling system that can support all thermal emissions.

Note: Do not store or install the equipment in an environment with temperatures of 104ºF (40ºC) or higher because battery life will be shortened.

Air enters the storage system at the front and exits through the rear. Be sure the front of the storage system is neither blocked nor exposed to heated air blown from nearby equipment.

If conditions at the site change (for example, new units are added or the system is moved), airflow checks should be made.

If the site has a raised floor, the room must have positive air pressure below the floor to verify adequate airflow. Remove all unused cables from the area below the raised floor to prevent these areas from becoming dust and dirt traps.