Basics of Enclosure Cooling

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As electronic and power components are designed into denser, smaller packages, it
becomes increasingly important to consider how well how well the equipment dissipates
heat. Such equipment has specific operating temperature ranges and when put inside of
cabinets and enclosures, temperature can become a big issue. Excessive waste heat
generated by equipment within a cabinet is the single most important factor effecting
equipment performance, reliability and failure. Cooling should be considered early in the
design process. Having an effective cooling strategy can help in adequately dealing with
heat dissipation.