3 Guidelines to Cabinet Coolers and Fan Coolers
Enclosed cabinet coolers have several superior advantages over the conventional fan systems. Electrical and electronic circuitry requires efficient cooling systems to perform optimally and eliminate frequent breakdowns as a result of overheating.
While both fan and cabinet coolers provide enough cooling for electrical equipment producing moderate heat, cabinet coolers provide area-specific cooling that protects the delicate electronics from the surrounding environment. For instance, most electronic panels will be placed in backrooms with lots of dust and contaminants.
Fan based coolers do little to prevent these contaminants from damaging your equipment and often don’t provide adequate cooling for excessive amounts of waste heat.
1. Why Proper Cooling is Important
When waste heat buildup in electrical panels, the performance of electronics circuit and processors is greatly impeded. It also increases the rate of wear and tear on the wiring and equipment which may result in short-circuits or even electrical fires. Cabinet coolers, heat sinks, and fan systems are all designed to eliminate waste heat and maintain optimal operational temperatures. Be careful to pick the right heat regulation option depending on the operational conditions.
2. What are the Drawbacks of Fan Systems?
Fan based coolers are designed to improve air circulation and dissipate heat through convection. This technology is only useful for circuits with minimal amounts of heat buildup and in friendly environments where dust and impurities are not an issue. Fans don’t offer protection over components and can pose serious challenges in locations where air quality is poor or where venting waste heat can negatively impact on the surrounding environment.
Additionally, fans can pose dangers in environments with high levels of airborne contaminants or when you’re operating in proximity to sensitive equipment or volatile chemicals.
3. Cabinet Coolers Offer Superior Performance and Durability
Cabinet coolers are designed with an enclosure that protects the delicate internal components in addition to compartmentalizing the heat dissipation and transfer. Cabinet cooler can provide more target-specific, focused, and efficient mode of cooling and can handle high levels of heat that cannot be ordinarily handled by open air and fan systems.
Some models of enclosed coolers use compressed air to establish an efficient cold air source for cooling in hazardous locations. These Cabinet Coolers have no electrical or electronics components, which means that they can operate in environments with critically sensitive equipment. The cooler creates both hot and cold air streams which are directed across the enclosure. The hot air is excreted to the atmosphere through two exhaust openings on the sides of the cabinet enclosure.