An enclosed cabinet cooler offers a number of distinct advantages over a fan system. Cooling electronics and circuitry can improve performance and eliminate many of the potential issues and problems that waste heat may create. While both cabinets and fans may provide adequate cooling for wiring and equipment that only produces moderate levels of heat, enclosed cabinets offer more area-specific cooling and the means to protect electronics and equipment from their surroundings. Fans may do little to prevent airborne contaminants from causing damage and often provide inadequate cooling for equipment that produces greater amounts of waste heat.
The Importance of Proper Cooling
Allowing waste heat to build up can impede the performance of circuitry and processors, increase the amount of wear that wiring and equipment are subjected to and can even lead to shorts and electrical fires that can pose a serious safety risk. Cabinet coolers, fan systems, heat sinks and other equipment designed to shed waste heat and maintain lower operational temperatures may all be required in order to address issues caused by heat build up. Care should be taken to ensure the right equipment options are able to be selected and utilized in the most effective manner.
Understanding the Drawbacks of Fan Systems
Fans are designed to do little more than circulate air in order to improve the rate at which heat is dissipated through convection. These systems are ideal for dealing with moderate amounts of heat build up in environments where environmental factors are not an issue that is likely to cause harm to internal equipment. Fans do little to protect components and may become a real liability in environments that have poor air quality or in locations where venting waste heat may negatively impact surrounding atmosphere or environment. Fan cooling can result in many problems in working environments that contain high levels of airborne contaminants or when utilized in close proximity to volatile chemicals or sensitive equipment.
Enclosed Cabinets Offer Superior Durability and Performance
Cabinet coolers utilize an enclosure which serves to both protect internal equipment and compartmentalize the transfer and dissipation of waste heat. Coolers can provide more focused, target-specific and efficient cooling and are typically able to handle higher volumes of heat that fan and open-air systems. Enclosed cooling can be especially important when regulating the waste heat produced by electronics and wiring in environments that require precise temperature regulation. Fan systems that blow hot air can become very problematic when used near hazardous or flammable materials or in environments that need to be kept as cool as possible.Back to top