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#1 Gus Trivino

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 07:44 AM

Hi guys, I was using a teradek bolt -1 generation- and really it worked excellent, but I notice the tx was very hot, and I dont know if it is normal. I powered the tx from p-tap from alexa.
Any experience to share?
Best to all,

Gus
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#2 Jeremy Stewart

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 08:04 AM

All the ones I've used get very hot.
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#3 Mike Gailing

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 11:18 AM

Hi guys, I was using a teradek bolt -1 generation- and really it worked excellent, but I notice the tx was very hot, and I dont know if it is normal. I powered the tx from p-tap from alexa.
Any experience to share?
Best to all,

Gus

 

Hi Gus,

 

This is normal operation since our chassis acts as a heat sink for the boards inside. The goal is to bring the heat away from the PCB and toward the metal housing. 


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#4 Gus Trivino

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 05:52 PM

Mike, Jeremy,

 

Thanks for the answer.

 

Gus


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#5 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 06:29 PM

Hey Mike, do you have any advice about helping to keep the tx cooler when in hot sunny environments? 


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#6 William Demeritt

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 07:36 PM

I don't own a Teradek Bolt, but I've thought that if I did buy one, I'd probably mod the chassis with something like this: 

 

http://www.frozencpu...236&id=NJ5ehsQ8

 

Stick to the chassis using thermal tape and maybe stronger glue in the corners (thermal tape isn't incredibly strong, if someone bumps it). The Teradek's chassis probably does well to keep the heat off the PCB, but it doesn't have far to goo. Also, in this California heat or direct sunlight, doesn't seem like a total solution to heat dissipation. Even the Modulus and Canatrans had heatsinks on them (I believe the Modulus 2000 had chassis heat sinks, and the Modulus 3000 had heat sinks that actually connected directly to the video modulators?)

 

Anyway, for $20, buy a set and stick em on your Teradek. If anything, it'll prevent you from touching the chassis directly. 


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#7 Mike Gailing

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 11:58 AM

Hey Mike, do you have any advice about helping to keep the tx cooler when in hot sunny environments? 

 

Hey Kevin,

 

Shoot me an email and ill get you in touch with the guys who do some of our in-house production work w/ Bolt.

 

mike@teradek.com


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