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Temperature and Humidity limitations of Cisco Meraki Outdoor APs

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When using the MR58, MR62, MR66, MR72 or other outdoor Cisco Meraki access points it is important remember that environmental conditions can play a factor in operating performance. Humidity and moisture can eventually erode the electrical conductivity of internal components in the unit causing severe damage, and high temperatures can cause devices to burn out. 

  • If  running Ethernet cable and power outside to the APs, make sure that the cables used are rated for outdoor use. Also consider using conduit for the cabling.
  • Water can absorb RF energy very effectively. It is critical to place the AP's and Antennas in areas where they will not be covered in ice or snow. 
  • Meraki 802.3af PoE bricks and passive PoE injector  for the the OD2 are not weatherproof, they must be protected from all elements. They also have a maximum operating temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit that should be kept in mind.
  • When deploying the APs and antennas in frigid temperatures, make sure the temperatures will not fall below the recommended operating temperatures.
  • In high wind situations be sure to have the APs properly secured and mounted.
  • To avoid a build-up of static electricity which can damage the electronics, ground the APs with the included grounding strap.

Please review the data sheets for the MR58, MR62, MR66, MR72 and other APs for operating temperatures on the Cisco Meraki library

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