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Posted on 2011-03-24
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Does anyone know of a 36u/42u rack that can have a ** rear ** extraction kit fitted to allow hot exhaust air from the rack to be dumped to the outside of the server room ?
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by:SemperWiFi
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Have always just made them and found most all racks with enclosed sides to work well. Haven't ever seen a product specifically 'made' for this. I suppose if it wasn't so easy to do it myself I may have looked. Would be interesting to see if someone has one.

Pans, fans, and flex duct ;-)
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by:andyalder
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Depends on the rack manufacturer, IBM have a rear heat exchanger - http://public.dhe.ibm.com/common/ssi/ecm/en/xsd03029usen/XSD03029USEN.PDF

It's only half the cooling system though, you have to supply it with cold water and take away the hot.
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by:tsmgeek
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APC do a kit for their racks which replaces the rear door so it vents upwards, they also do side rack chillers which may be an option
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This is probably exactly what you're looking for: http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=ACF400 and http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=ACF402. More stuff here: http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=107

I've used the APC air extraction doors in dense racks and they work extremely well.
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by:cmdown
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thanks Guys

The Netshelter looks the way to go
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