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Is it acceptable to mount the Altivar Drives or Altistart Soft starts horizontally?

Issue:
Can the drive or soft start be mounted horizontally?

Product Line:
Altivar, Altistart, ATV61, ATV71, ATV11, ATV12, ATV58, ATV28, ATV312, ATV32, ATV31, ATV11, ATS22, ATS46, ATS48, ATS01, LH4, ATV18, ATV16, ATV56, ATV66

Environment:
All

Cause:
Dimensional limitations.

Resolution:
This is not recommended.
You must install drives and soft starter within 10 degrees of vertical to ensure proper airflow across the components.   This is required to maintain proper thermal conditions for the operation of the equipment.
See the appropriate installation manual for mounting instructions.
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