I have a 24 port switch running my net work, its annoyingly loud when everything else is switched off. The fan seems to run permanently. Its a rack mountable switch, but not mounted on a rack, and it always feels cold to the touch ((been running 24/7 for weeks now), so Iwonder if I could get away with disconnecting the fan altogether. Ideally, I would fit a thermostat switch, just in case it warms up. Anyone know where to get some cheap and simple kit to do that?
Can you not throw it in a cuboard somewhere? All my switches, VOIP adapters, routers and servers for my house in the cellar, so that they don't annoy me with their fans and flashing lights
I suspect your main problem is that the fan is small and having to shift a lot of air, so maybe if your switch isn't rack mounted, some ducting and a larger slower fan mounted externally could shift as much air but with slower rotation and theirfore less noise?
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