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I need a harsh environment hub.

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I need an 8 port hub that can withstand high temperatures.  The one we are currently using has died due to heat.  It is in a metal box on the outside of a building.  The outside temperature has been over 100 degrees lately.  The metal box does have an exhaust fan that pulls outside air in.  Does anyone have any idea where I can get something that will work?
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mikecrIT Architect/Technology Delivery Manager
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Then you need a Bay Networks hub. We've been using them for years and have really put them through the paces and I can almost guarantee you beyond a shadow of a doubt, it will hold up to whatever you can give it.

Good Luck!

Michael

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Michael, I'm rejecting your answer until I can confirm that Bay Networks has a hub that can withstand unusually high temperatures.  We measured the temperature inside the box yesterday and it was 160degrees F.    
mikecrIT Architect/Technology Delivery Manager
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No problem. I'll tell you though, these things are tough.

Mike
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Bay Networks said that their hub has a max operating temperature of 122F.  We got a D-Link hub with a max operating temp of 130F. We then removed the top case and positioned the hub so that the exhaust fan would pull air across it.  It has been working for several days now.  Thanks for the suggestion.
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