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Offline ChristmasBug

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Receiver Board Temp
« on: November 21, 2016, 04:27:55 AM »
 I was wondering do we need to vent out small boxes with fans if you just have these small boards in them ?
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Offline rlemery

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Re: Receiver Board Temp
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 07:35:06 AM »
That depends a lot on the outside temperature. I'm in western North Carolina so I have never added vents. But if I was still in South Florida I would definitely add them. Bud industry make very nice vents that are designed have a fan mounted to them and smaller ones to let air in. They are available on Amazon.com.

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Re: Receiver Board Temp
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 08:13:39 AM »
I'm in the Atlanta area, I do not vent anything, but then I use Marine Battery boxes for my controllers and they have plenty of open airways.
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Re: Receiver Board Temp
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 12:57:03 PM »
Hi my name is Garnet from Alberta Canada.  I am adding more pixels to my display for next year and want to use the falcon v3 and expansion boards. We dont have the problem of venting here at Christmas time but keeping things warm.  I have all my electronics in a heated garage but am wondering the cold temp rating of the expansion boards and the power supplies.  This last winter is was minus 35c with out the wind, which made it minus 45.  Can the boards handle the cold or do they need a heated box?
Thanks for you help. 
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Re: Receiver Board Temp
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 08:35:33 AM »
Hi I see no replies yet.  Does any know the cold operating of them?  Thanks
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Re: Receiver Board Temp
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2017, 08:48:43 AM »
I don't know, but they worked fine for me at -15 F here, five of them, one of the F16v2 temp sensors reported strange temps for a few days, but the controllers worked flawlessly overall.
I have each in a large laundry basket sized custom enclosure with a 120mm PC cooling fan that always runs ... and the enclosures can actually heat up in the afternoons if its sunny, even when its pretty cold out.  I was surprised how much the cooling fan helped with the sunny enclosure temps.

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Re: Receiver Board Temp
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 08:38:25 AM »
Thanks for the info. I guess I will have to try one and see what happens.

 

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