FRITZ!Powerline 540E – Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Powerline 540E – Service

FRITZ!Powerline adapter gets warm during use

It is a normal process for the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to get warm because the device's performance causes heat to be generated. This does not affect its functioning.
However, when selecting a location for your FRITZ!Powerline adapter, make sure that it is not exposed to external heat and can heat can readily dissipate:

  • Do not expose the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to direct sunlight.
  • Do not position the FRITZ!Powerline directly next to devices that also produce heat.
  • Make sure that the ventilation slits of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter are not blocked or covered, and provide for sufficient ventilation.
  • We recommend plugging the FRITZ!Powerline adapter into a wall outlet vertically because the ventilation slits are on the top and the sides of the device; this guarantees optimal heat dissipation from the housing.