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Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum ( )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: Sadat
Date posted: Thu Aug 11 14:56:12 US/Eastern 2005
Subject: Running Hotter
what is the effect of operating a product like a switch in Central Office for a max. of 3 hrs per day (in non air conditioned location) at 45C? How that will affect MTBF for the product? Telcordia predictions are for 40C Ambient ??


Subject: Telcordia
Reply Posted by: Joe Dzekevich
Date Posted: Fri Aug 12 15:58:42 US/Eastern 2005
Telcordia Method 1, Cases 1 and 2 default to 40C, however, Case 3 in the standard is a stress prediction, similar to 217, where you can use any ambient temperature. The difference between 40C and 45C will be very small. Joe

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