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CRS Sfp Flapping and high temperature

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:16 pm
by sonicrage
Good Morning

I've just installed a CRS212-1G-10S-1S+IN, with 5 Mikrotik sfp interface.

The gbic temperature is always over 70° C and one is over 80°, i've installed a supplementary fan and i've reached 75° C, it's an harware fault or an installation problem?

The interface spf often go down and then return up after some second,Is this a known problem?

Thanks

Re: CRS Sfp Flapping and high temperature

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:38 pm
by HaQs
I confirmed this some issue.

Reported to MT suport but, not answer actually.

Looks like as hardware bug :/ in this switch.

Ticket#2015042166000641 - First bug report almost 3 months ago. (port flapping and packet loss)
However, there is still no solution.

if air temperature above 30 degrees this switch is not usable.

This bug is only in CRS212-1G-10S-1S+IN , not in all CRS models

Re: CRS Sfp Flapping and high temperature

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:21 am
by sonicrage
I'm in italy and during this day we're about to reach 40° so... :(

Re: CRS Sfp Flapping and high temperature

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:27 pm
by zervan
I have the same problem with temperature on CRS212-1G-10S-1S+IN (no connection problems yet, but I have it for short testing time). SFP modules are very close each other. When the switch has full number of them (10) and they are turned on, overheating occurs. The temperature is going to 70-80°C (highest is on ports 5-6, of course) which is dangerously high, I think. There is no air flow between them. I think this is hardware design problem, SFP ports should be in one row only.

Unfortunately, this is the only Mikrotik model with 10 SFP ports, so we have no choice :? Mikrotik, please make 2nd revision with full length (one row) or with some cooling.

Other guys: There is a fan hole on the back side. Did somebody tried to open the box and install a fan there? Maybe the warranty will avoid - but better than burn SFP modules and have connection problems, isn't it? Is there an official fan as an accessory? Is there a connector inside?

Re: CRS Sfp Flapping and high temperature

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:54 pm
by HaQs
I came to the same conclusion. (design problem, sfp module temperature to high)

It was nice to see the version of 19 ", with spaced/separated ports.
And a more powerful processor (for small routing)

Re: CRS Sfp Flapping and high temperature

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:58 pm
by zervan
There is a fan hole on the back side. Did somebody tried to open the box and install a fan there? ... Is there a connector inside?
I've just open it - there is no power connector, at least I don't see any on the upper side of the board. Well, external power supply for fan could be used. Distance between fan holes is 25 mm. I tried to use Acutake Fan25, but it is too small (25 mm is outer dimension, holes are only 20 mm far). I have just 40 mm bigger fans.

Re: CRS Sfp Flapping and high temperature

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:06 pm
by Basdno
BUMP!

I hope Mikrotik will have a look at this heat problem, and/or develope a new many port SFP switch!

I have made a suggestion on this here:
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... 65#p505965


Hoping for a near future announcement Mikrotik! ;) 8)

Re: CRS Sfp Flapping and high temperature

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:09 am
by swoga
Hello,

finally an answer from MikroTik:
Hello,

After fairly long testing period it seems that in some scenarios with various modules mounted in this CRS model there is possibility of the modules overheating a bit to much and starting to behave as you described.
This only happens with modules that are made for temperatures: 0C - +70C.
In such case active cooling is needed. For current devices we can describe what needs to be done to add required active cooling. Regarding our future batches of this model, it will get case redesign with active cooling to remove chances of any modules overheating.

Regards,
Krisjanis P.

Re: CRS Sfp Flapping and high temperature

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:20 am
by ebernardo
Hi,

Did mikrotik sent you the modifications to be made, i´m experiencing this issue with 2 CRS212-1G-10S-1S+IN. I saw that there is a fan hole in the back side, by the looks it looks like a 40mm fan.

Can you please post the directions or post it somewhere so i can download and make those modifications. I´m experiencing link loss especially on sfp8.

Thanks!

Re: CRS Sfp Flapping and high temperature

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:42 pm
by HaQs
I added a fan but the problem persists.
It seems that the switch has a hardware bug

Re: CRS Sfp Flapping and high temperature

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:58 pm
by Ciambot
Does someone know if multi-mode transceiver heats less than mono-mode?