76. Electronic Equipment Temperature Range Labeling

Electronic equipment should be required to indicate the safe and acceptable ambient temperature range in which the product could be expected to function without significantly increased malfunction rates if such temperature ranges are narrower or in any way more restrictive than what should be the 0˚C (32˚F) – 70˚C (158˚F) standard for commercial and consumer electronic products. If any component requires active cooling to keep its temperatures within these (or otherwise safe) operating temperatures, this fact should also be indicated.

Many, if not all, electronic equipment, especially the more expensive kinds, should have the built-in ability to warn of excessively high (maybe also low) temperatures, and maybe also the ability to shut themselves off to prevent damage to the equipment.


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