Zumspot Operating Temperature

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KN6EFK, Nov 26, 2019.

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  1. KN6EFK

    KN6EFK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have a Zumspot hotspot and it tends to run at about 110 degrees. Is this typical and what is the danger level for temp for this little hotspot.
  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    110 F is not very hot. 110 C is to hot for most electronics.

    140 F / 60 C is on the edge of needing cooling.
  3. KN6EFK

    KN6EFK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the feedback KA9JLM.
  4. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    My ZUMspot is running at 49.9C/121.8F.
  5. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    seems OK. temperatures here: #1 is 42.2°C / 108°F, #2 is 36.3°C / 97.3°F

  6. WB2LBV

    WB2LBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Assuming you're looking at the temp display in the Pi-Star dashboard, 110F is fine. The background of the temp window is normally green and it will change to orange if it goes above a predetermined level (120 or 125, I forget which). If it goes high enough it may turn red, I've never seen it that hot.
    I'm not sure what temp is actually being monitored, I don't think it's the Pi CPU because I haven't seen any change after adding a heat sink to the Pi.

    Note this is not Zumspot-specific but applies to any Pi-Star based hotspot.

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