Peripheral comfort zone?
May 20, 2012 7:55 AM Subscribe
What ambient temperatures are safe for typical consumer electronic devices?
I have a mess of computer-related devices which I'd like to keep out of sight in a closed cabinet: WRT54G router, Synology DiskStation network drive, Motorola cable modem and a Brother laser printer (always on standby but used very lightly). Some have integral fans and others are passively cooled. The cabinet was not designed to house electronics, so I'm concerned that the environment inside it might get a little too warm. I can monitor the temperature and build in some sort of ventilation if necessary, but I don't know what ambient temperatures such devices can tolerate without risking damage or shortened life. Do you?