Patent Number: 6,310,772

Title: Enclosure for telecommunications equipment

Abstract: An enclosure (10) for protecting and dissipating heat from electronic equipment such as telecommunications repeater cards (12). The enclosure includes: exterior walls defining a substantially enclosed chamber (14); at least one shelf (16) positioned within the chamber for holding a plurality of repeater cards, the shelf including spaced apart top and bottom walls (60, 62) configured for receiving the cards therebetween and for making direct contact with the cards to allow conduction of heat to the top and bottom walls from the cards; a plurality of elongated heat pipes (84) each having a first, proximal end (84a) coupled with the top or bottom wall for conducting heat to the heat pipe from the top or bottom wall, the heat pipes also each having a second, distal end (84b); and at least one fin (86) coupled with the second, distal end of each of the heat pipes for conducting heat to the fin from the heat pipes so that the heat may be convected from the fin to ambient air in the chamber.

Inventors: Hutchison; Randy (Shawnee, KS), Shiffbauer; Robert (Olathe, KS)

Assignee: Special Product Company

International Classification: H01L 23/427 (20060101); H01L 23/34 (20060101); H05K 007/20 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018