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Environmental Requirements for Microsoft Surface Units

You must always operate a Microsoft Surface unit indoors and transport it in a secure and dry container. Whether the Surface unit is turned on and in use, or turned off and in transport, it can tolerate a range of environmental and atmospheric conditions.

Environmental Requirements for Turning On and Running a Unit

Before you turn on the Surface unit, check the ambient temperature and humidity conditions. If you move the Surface unit from one location to another and the temperature varies widely between those locations, you must allow the Surface unit to reach the prescribed temperature range before you turn it on.

Before you turn on a Surface unit, make sure the ambient environment meets the following atmospheric and temperature requirements.

 

Altitude Ambient temperature Ambient relative humidity

0–1,000 ft (0–305 m)

41–104°F (5–40°C)

8–85% non-condensing

1,000–6,500 ft (305–1,981 m)

41–95°F (5–35°C)

8–85% non-condensing

Environmental Requirements for Storing or Transporting a Unit

Whether you are storing or transporting the Surface unit, it must remain dry and secured.

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When you transport a Surface unit, make sure that the temperature changes at a rate such that condensation does not form on the unit. For Surface units, the maximum temperature change is 50°F per minute (10°C per minute) over the temperature range of 0–113°F (–18–45°C).

When you store or transport a Surface unit, make sure the ambient environment meets the following atmospheric and temperature requirements.

 

Altitude Ambient temperature Ambient relative humidity

–1,000–21,500 ft (–305–6,553 m)

–104–140°F (–76–60°C)

8–95% non-condensing

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