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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-12-2013

Fan Speed - FCX624s

I installed a FCX624s into a small wall mounted enclosed rack that is, unfortunely inside of a break room. The Cisco that I am replacing ran very quietly, the FCX is much louder. I have received complaints from some users. Is there a way to lower the fan speed? The room is air conditioned and kept cool throughout the day, so I don't believe overheating will be an issue.

 

 

Thanks, 

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 144
Registered: ‎11-07-2013

Re: Fan Speed - FCX624s

Hi rbegazo,

    There is no way to lower the fan speed on a FCX, sorry but the best option would be to reuse the FCX somewhere and get an ICX-6430-24 fanless model (these are at a good price so long as only layer 2 is needed in that room with no sFlow)

 

 

Thanks
Michael
Brocadian
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: Fan Speed - FCX624s

the data sheet listed  acoustic in the range of 51-63 db

you can use a noise meter to see if the fan is out of spec.

 

You can also check show log to see fan speed changes, and then sh chassis to see the temperature reading and curent fan speed

 

 

Brocadian
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: Fan Speed - FCX624s

I think Michael meant to say ICX6430-C12 and/or 6450-C12, the fanless model in ICX6430/6450 platform.

( C stands for compact )

 

ICX6430-24, ICX6450-24. ICX6430-24P, ICX6450-24P all requires fan(s) to operate.

 

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 144
Registered: ‎11-07-2013

Re: Fan Speed - FCX624s

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Hi Ichan,

    The ICX-6430-24 is also fanlees - I have one on my desk - no noise at all.

 

Thanks
Michael
Brocadian
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: Fan Speed - FCX624s

Hi Michael,

 

You are absolutely right, the model ICX6430-24 along with ICX6430-C12 and ICX6450-C12, are fanless configuration.

 

I stand corrected.

 

 

Brocadian
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: Fan Speed - FCX624s

located an ICX6430-24  ...

 

ICX6430-24 Switch#sh chassis
The stack unit 1 chassis info:

Power supply present, status ok

Fanless model

Sensor B Temperature Readings:
        Current temperature : 45.5 deg-C
Sensor A Temperature Readings:
        Current temperature : 47.5 deg-C
        Warning level.......: 78.0 deg-C
        Shutdown level......: 88.0 deg-C
Boot Prom MAC : 748e.f882.44c0
Management MAC: 748e.f882.44c0
ICX6430-24 Switch#

 

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 144
Registered: ‎11-07-2013

Re: Fan Speed - FCX624s

Hi Ichan,

    I love these ICX-6430-24 L2 switches - my only wish was for sFlow as well.

 

Thanks
Michael

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