Leave a transit case in the sun and the interior can get hot enough to kill electronic components. Inlets and outlets for convection mitigate the problem if the ambient air is cool enough. But, they may draw in dust and moisture. Active cooling – thermoelectric or air conditioner – is an alternative but incurs installation, weight and extra costs. Continue reading
Any time you’re buying a case to hold powered-up electrical equipment, cooling should be a top concern. Without it, signals degrade and electronic components are likely to fail. Convective airflow (letting cool air in at the bottom and warm air leave from the top) might be appropriate for low ambient temperature, dust-free conditions. But most applications need a more sophisticated solution. Continue reading
Thankfully, deserts cool off at night. That relieves the stress on equipment baking under the scorching sun. The reverse is not true in extremely cold regions. Places, such as Siberia, can see the mercury dive below -50°C (-58°F) and not substantially rise for days or even weeks. Continue reading
According to MIL-HDBK-310, “GLOBAL CLIMATIC DATA FOR DEVELOPING MILITARY PRODUCTS”, the highest temperature ever recorded is 58°C (136°F). This was measured in North Africa in 1922. However, in 2012, the World Meteorological Organization found flaws in the measurement method. So, the official record holder is now Furnace Creek Ranch in California with a temperature of 57°C (135°F). Continue reading
Aluminum cases are a smart choice for transporting, protecting, and storing sensitive equipment. It’s ideal for applications exposed to extreme temperatures, corrosive environments, and high electromagnetic fields.