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FortiGate 40F Temperature

I have a few F40F's and FS108's that are at remote sites that do not have dedicated AC / HVAC and the Firewalls run between 120-170 degrees and the switches run at 110-140 degrees. I'm wondering what impact this will have on the gear in the long run and what the operating temperatures of other peoples gear is?

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Even though it's been a year since the original post, the information might still be relevant for others who come across the thread. So, let's address your concerns about the temperatures of your FortiGate 40F and FS108 switches. Operating your equipment at such high temperatures can indeed have long-term effects. It's important to ensure that your gear stays within the manufacturer's recommended temperature range to avoid performance issues and potential damage. If you're still facing the same temperature challenges, it might be a good idea to consider cooling solutions such as portable air conditioning units. You can also reach out to an HVAC contractor in your area, like home ac repair in Riverview, FL. Remember, keeping your equipment cool is crucial for optimal performance and longevity.


The high operating temperatures of your F40F firewalls and FS108 switches can potentially lead to reduced lifespan, performance degradation, and the risk of overheating. To mitigate these risks, consider implementing improved ventilation, temperature monitoring systems, relocation to a cooler environment if possible, and selecting equipment designed for extended temperature ranges. Operating temperatures for similar equipment typically range from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), but industrial-grade equipment may have wider temperature tolerances check out Maxim Air AC Company. Regular maintenance and monitoring are essential to ensure optimal performance and longevity of the equipment.


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