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Publication Date: 05/1/2009
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Orion Fan Trays Cool Telecom Applications
Fan tray cools 19-in. telecom rack.
Dallas, TX — Orion Fans, a division of Knight Electronics, Inc., has developed a variety of standard and custom fan trays for telecommunications applications. Available in 3-, 6- and 9-fan trays as well as custom configurations, the fan trays operate from 12VDC to 48VDC and 115VAC to 230VAC, making them highly suitable for telecommunications equipment applications.

Dual voltage AC fans are also available. Each fan may be equipped to adjust its speed in direct relation to the ambient air temperature between 55 percent and 100 percent of full speed, maximizing fan life, saving energy and minimizing noise, thus making the trays suitable for telecom enclosures, free-standing servers, WiMax transmitters, and wide area networks (WANs).

The company also offers an expansion module that allows customers to add or subtract fan modules quickly and easily as their cooling needs change.

The fan trays are constructed of heavy-duty steel with extruded aluminum side rails, incorporate EZ-mount clip nuts and fasteners, and are UL/cUL-recognized and TUV-certified. Standard Orion AC fan trays come with an IEC320, C14-type connector on the back, as well as standard 115VAC or 230VAC power cords, while the DC fan trays use standard screw terminals for power termination.

The standard fan trays measure 19-in. long by 19-in. wide by 1.75-in. high (standard 1U configuration), and the company's short fan trays measure 14 x 19 x 1.75-in.. An ultra-short 3-fan tray, which is suitable for racks and enclosures, is also available.

Special features available with almost all fan trays include dual voltage selector switch, lighted on/off rocker switch, fan monitor and alarm, and warning lights. Ultra-high speed fans are available for substitution, as are medium and low-speed fans, which can be used for low-noise applications.

Orion's fan trays are populated with top-quality, high-speed, ball bearing fans, and are designed, engineered, and inspected in the U.S.

Contact: Orion Fans, 10557 Metric Dr., Dallas, TX 75243 800-323-2439 E-mail: Web:

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