[vcf-midatlantic] Orientation of vented cover for airflow

systems_glitch systems.glitch at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 14:45:47 EDT 2018


My TEI 12-slot Microframe chassis came with the cover installed the other
way around. As you noted, this is the correct way, otherwise you get no
airflow across the card cage. Mine came with cardboard taped over the
unused port cutouts in the back, too.


On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 2:22 PM, Richard Cini via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> All —
> I have a question regarding S100 cabinet airflow. Here’s the setup.
> I just bought a TEi enclosure (12-slot, impeccably clean) on eBay. The
> power supply is to the right of the card cage, the fan blows inward and it
> was delivered with the cover installed such that the air vents are on the
> right (power supply) side.
> To me, this seems counterintuitive. I would think that the vents should be
> on the left with the fan blowing out so as to draw air through the card
> cage, over the power supply and then out the back.
> On my IMSAI (both sides of the cover are vented) and the fan blows out,
> but the vents next to the power supply are sealed with tape.
> Any thoughts on this?
> Thanks!
> Rich
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