Cisco router overheating?

There is a cisco router/switch with support for either 10 or 20 PC's connected to it.  The device when running is over 50 degrees C hot.  Is that normal?
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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantAsked:
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Cisco devices tend to be hot if not ventilated properly. If the heat is concerning to you, i would suggest you raise a cisco TAC case for it, I saw a document once that the operating temperature is around 40degrees C. But then again, to be sure, i would suggest you raise it to cisco TAC

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It should be normal, since working temperature of environment is 0 - 40 °C.
Operating temperature of device is always bigger than current environment temperature.
So, I guess that is not so bad temperature. I hope device have good air flow around it.
What model?

According to this Cisco article look like 110 °C is considered hot, at list for this device.
high celsius—Maximum temperature in degrees celsius that, when exceeded, triggers the router to send a notification. The range is -150 to 300. The default value is 110.
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks, the end user is a bit happier now it doesn't seem to be a problem rather it is just operating correctly.
It is normal. Ideally the router should be in the server room with air conditioner, but it is not always possible.
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