|To:||firstname.lastname@example.org, TowerTalk <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Equipment Corrosion|
|Date:||Thu, 26 Aug 2004 13:01:58 -0500|
As has been mentioned, the key to preventing condensation is to keep the
equipment internal temperature slightly above the dew point. If you
keep it above the ambient temperature, you know it is above the dew point.|
The major concern is during periods when the ambient temperature is rising. That is the time the internal equipment temperature is likely to be less than ambient temperature.
In most cases, a modest power dissipation inside the equipment is sufficient to achieve this. This approach requires less power than any attempt to heat or dehumidify the ambient. Just leaving the equipment turned on is enough in many cases, and, if there are no moving parts or vacuum tubes, does not increase the equipment failure rate.
If some are interested in details, I will offer more.
73 de WOØW
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