Total Cost of Ownership for Outdoor Enclosures


Operational cost of outdoor enclosures is driven by power consumption of the cooling system and the service cost to repair a failed system. Total Cost of Ownership must be factored into the initial configuration of any thermally- managed outdoor enclosure or cabinet. Although similarly equipped enclosures may have comparable capital costs, the long-term operational costs of the thermal management systems vary greatly.  Each of the thermal management technologies has varying operational costs, strengths, weaknesses, and environmental profiles where they excel.  Also, thermal management systems improve reliability and extend Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of enclosed electronics.  This white paper explains how each of these technologies affects Total Cost of Ownership of your outdoor enclosure.

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