Heat Wave Drives It Equipment In The Red Zone

On hot summer days, the work is not just us people more difficult, but also the IT hardware. With our tips, you protect Smartphone, Tablet, notebook, PC, server, network storage, monitor, printer and other equipment from overheating.

Man, that is hot! At temperatures above about 30 degrees Celsius, many IT devices operate on the edge of their specification. Many are designed for operation at temperatures of maximum 35 degrees Celsius, as about Apple expressly stated. Although the devices at still higher temperatures usually do not simply fall out, but they expect possibly slower.

Older, poorly maintained equipment tend to defects in heat. And unfavourable places in the blazing sun, some close to the Office window, or on the dashboard of the car, smartphones, tablets and laptops can get serious damage.

So does not fall from your evening visit the cool beer garden, because you need to instead fix over-extended hardware with the heat, we have compiled a few tips for you.

Dealing with Smartphones and tablets at high temperatures

Particularly difficult fanless mobile devices such as Smartphones and tablets, which stuck even batteries have’s: you have no way to increase the heat dissipation, such as higher speeds in their fans. On top of that, lithium-ion batteries are quite sensitive to heat.

At ambient temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius Smartphone processors throttle is used, the computing and graphics performance decreases. If you have no way to install the appliance in a cooler place, you can at least reduce the load – waive 3D games or other apps that extended time strain the phone or tablet.

If the device already has switched off with a temperature alarm, leave a while somewhere preferably cool it – for example on a metal surface in a cool room. And remove them if necessary also the protective cover of the mobile phone. Directly out of the car in the fridge is not a good idea, because then condensation in rare cases on the inside of the unit. If possible, remove also the battery. Additional heat is generated during charging: this also not high heat will be cancelled.

Extreme heat such as in direct sunlight behind glass (in the car) can cause that is warped the casing of a Smartphone. Also, the display can suffer, because the liquid crystals are not designed for such high temperatures. Often react then some promoter, in extreme cases, no longer.

Heat wave: cool desktop PCs and notebooks

In desktop PCs and notebooks, already the noisy at full speed fan show that it overheats the machine. Dust and dirt impede the ventilation: In case of doubt, you look if the air filters are clean or whether located inside much dust has collected. On older devices is more frequently the case, standing in dirty environment or indoors, where much is-smoking of tobacco smoke on the sticky deposits dust adheres better.

Software tools such as HWINFO or CrystalDiskInfo show temperatures of PC components and hard disk drives. Unfortunately, the measured values are not always easy to interpret. Processors is curbing many from around 85 degrees Fahrenheit to high heat even, – then the PC becomes slower.

If high load on PC or notebook can not be avoided, the devices at least in the shadow should be. It also helps to reduce the room temperature, with a fan.

The data sheets of many desktop PC drives call maximum temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius, sometimes even 55 to 60 degrees. Permanent damage are starting to worry about when months – or even for many years to high temperatures.

However, the data rescue companies Attingo reports that order intake doubled in summer, because more often then failed hard disk drives and Flash memory. This is due not only to the heat: even lightning strikes are much more common in the summer. A backup is always a good idea.

Printer, display, NAS…

Long in the warm, the cartridge dry out faster standing inkjet printer – they also appreciate a cool place. The latter also applies to network storage, so network attached storage (NAS): long backup sessions you should move as far as possible in the cooler hours of the day. And depending on the location of the desk also a monitor can suffer, as if his dark housing back in the Sun.

All IT and office equipment, which emit heat – so virtually all – can work at high air temperatures lower or fail. This applies all the more if they are already damaged, about fan not more quickly turning enough. Watch as well for copier or interruption

Heat wave: cool desktop PCs and notebooks

In desktop PCs and notebooks, already the noisy at full speed fan show that it overheats the machine. Dust and dirt impede the ventilation: In case of doubt, you look if the air filters are clean or whether located inside much dust has collected. On older devices is more frequently the case, standing in dirty environment or indoors, where much is – smoking of tobacco smoke on the sticky deposits dust adheres better.

Software tools such as HWINFO or CrystalDiskInfo show temperatures of PC components and hard disk drives. Unfortunately, the measured values are not always easy to interpret. Processors is curbing many from around 85 degrees Fahrenheit to high heat even, – then the PC becomes slower.

If high load on PC or notebook can not be avoided, the devices at least in the shadow should be. It also helps to reduce the room temperature, with a fan.

The data sheets of many desktop PC drives call maximum temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius, sometimes even 55 to 60 degrees. Permanent damage are starting to worry about when months – or even for many years to high temperatures.

However, the data rescue companies Attingo reports that order intake doubled in summer, because more often then failed hard disk drives and Flash memory. This is due not only to the heat: even lightning strikes are much more common in the summer. A backup is always a good idea.

Printer, display, NAS…

Long in the warm, the cartridge dry out faster standing inkjet printer – they also appreciate a cool place. The latter also applies to network storage, so network attached storage (NAS): long backup sessions you should move as far as possible in the cooler hours of the day. And depending on the location of the desk also a monitor can suffer, as if his dark housing back in the Sun.

All IT and office equipment, which emit heat – so virtually all – can work at high air temperatures lower or fail. This applies all the more if they are already damaged, about fan not more quickly turning enough. So also make sure copier or uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) – in the latter case, the integrated battery particularly bad tolerated heat. (ciw)