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Thermal calculations for outdoor electronics enclosure

Thermal calculations for outdoor electronics enclosure

I have an electronics enclosure that will be pole mounted and in direct sunlight.  I have calculated an internal ambient termpature using a convection/conduction analog like that for a cylindrical tube (my enclosure is cylindrical).

I would like to take into account the heat gain due to solar radation, but am uncertain how to include this in my equation.

Any guidance would be appreciated.


RE: Thermal calculations for outdoor electronics enclosure

Hi Ipix2004

I suggest that you insall a RADIATION SHIELD, this will reduce the direct sunlight on your enclosure.  The shield should have about 1" air gap around you enclosure for air flow.


RE: Thermal calculations for outdoor electronics enclosure

Go to   in the "design corner\tools from coolingzone"  section there is information, as well as a calculator, on  solar radiation effects on electronics enclosures.

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