Operating Temperatures of the Omnia.11

Updated 6 months ago by Werner Gabel

Scope

This document applies to the Omnia.11 Audio Processor and the normal Operating Temperatures.

THE QUESTION

We are often asked, "What are the normal operating temperatures of the Omnia.11 Audio Processor.

Description

You can find the temperatures from the Web Interface. It can be found under the Configuration/Factory Diagnostics page. If there are any major temperature issues, they will show up in the logs as well. With the unit being in a well ventilated rack and room, here is an example how the temperature will look like. 

Omnia.11 Temperatures

Perfect Environmental: the normal Operating Temperature is about 32 to 122 deg. F / 0 to 50 deg. C for all operating voltage ranges. Humidity: 0-95% RH, non-condensing.
All above 90-100 degrees it will be a undefined state which we may cannot handle as may parts can fail to work finally.  In case the unit is getting too hot (especially for longer time) can cause the unit to be damaged.
The Omnia.11 can run in up to a 60 degree C ambient room. At that high of an outside temperature, the Omnia.11 CPU cores can reach 100C. 100 degrees C for the CPU is the temperature maximum. When that is reached, the internal processor will "downshift" from 2.0 GHz. to about 1.7 GHz, to lower it's tempertaure. You might hear some "pops" and "clicks" in the audio when this happens, but that would be all that would happen.

Some final thoughts

The Omnia.11 is a fanless design with heavy machined heat-sinks is completely silent. We do recommend a ventilated 1RU rack spacer above and below the Omnia.11 to ensure adequate ventilation.  Finally, all depends on the room and rack temperature.  You should make sure for proper ventilation of any equipment being installed in the rack.

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