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RBSXT ok for less than ideal environment?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:39 pm
by jeremyh
Hi,

We're installing some equipment at a very remote location (think a plane and then a few hours drive from civilisation) in hot, dusty Australia, that requires a wireless point to point link, 300m line of sight.
The equipment will operate without the link so it's not mission-critical, but it would still be nice to have it last more than a few years.

The environment is sunny and hot. It easily reaches 45C in the summer. I doubt they can be installed under shade.
Are RBSXTs up to the task?

If not, we'll put in some RBMetals with some rugged antennas.

Thanks,
Jeremy

Re: RBSXT ok for less than ideal environment?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:14 pm
by cbrown
Should be just fine. Check out routerboard.com for the temperature range.

http://routerboard.com/RBSXTG-5HnD

Re: RBSXT ok for less than ideal environment?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:25 pm
by jeremyh
Should be just fine. Check out routerboard.com for the temperature range.

http://routerboard.com/RBSXTG-5HnD
Hi Chris, thanks for your reply.
According to the specifications, it can certainly handle it - however, this is a *really* harsh environment, and it will be a real shame if it doesn't last long.

It would be great to hear some firsthand experiences of how well they have stood up to harsh environments.

Re: RBSXT ok for less than ideal environment?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:30 pm
by cbrown
Haha, I can't give first hand experience about that kind of heat, we rarely see 100F.

But I can tell you they can take the rain/ice/snow/cold just fine. :lol:

Re: RBSXT ok for less than ideal environment?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:13 pm
by jeremyh
Haha, I can't give first hand experience about that kind of heat, we rarely see 100F.

But I can tell you they can take the rain/ice/snow/cold just fine. :lol:
OK, that's reassuring!

Still, I would love if anyone could chime in and let me know they've use the SXTs in a high heat environment successfully.

Thanks!