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bk T
21-07-2012, 10:59 PM
Just got this little ADSL modem, it's working fine but I do notice that it's running a bit hot, though. I'm comparing it with my old Thomson Speedtouch 536.

Is anyone here having this device and would like to comment on this temperature issue?

Cheers.

Speedy Gonzales
21-07-2012, 11:02 PM
Does it have the 500mA or 1A power supply?? Looks like the 500mA does have probs
(http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=46281)

bk T
21-07-2012, 11:51 PM
It's a 1A (1000mA) power adaptor

Agent_24
22-07-2012, 12:21 AM
Some routers do have lousy cases with little or no cooling provision. I have not seen the one in question though.

8ftmetalhaed
22-07-2012, 12:53 AM
as long as it isn't necessary to keep a fan on it in order to use it then you should be fine. I've been through two cheaper ones that struggled no end to work properly. One randomly disconnected from the internet and the next shut down altogether until it was power cycled. Took me months to figure out that was the cause because they were never under particularly hard load.
After I got the netcomm though and nothing broke (though the internet connection would drop out occasionally, that was another issue as far as I'm aware) and have since gotten the Genius modem and crashed it transferring files over the network... i forget where I'm going with this.

If it doesn't break, let it get warm. Not stupid hot but yes I imagine it would get rather toasty.

Chilling_Silence
22-07-2012, 01:22 AM
Yeah it gets kinda warm, but they still tick along just fine :)

Slankydudl
22-07-2012, 09:26 AM
Yeah i just dont see whats so hard about putting a little 80mm fan inside them. Although i guess there would be no place for my cat to sit on then.

Agent_24
22-07-2012, 12:00 PM
Yeah it gets kinda warm, but they still tick along just fine :)

Cooler is in general still better, however. It is generally accepted that an item's lifetime is decreased by half for every 10 degree rise in temperature.

bk T
22-07-2012, 09:04 PM
Mounted it on the wall with raised spacers makes it run much, much cooler! :)

8ftmetalhaed
22-07-2012, 09:44 PM
Yeah i just dont see whats so hard about putting a little 80mm fan inside them. Although i guess there would be no place for my cat to sit on then.

I shudder to think how quickly my laptop's destined to cark it then, running anything strenuous on it can push it north of 70-90 degrees, even topping out at 102 degrees in summer for a little bit.

Chilling_Silence
22-07-2012, 09:53 PM
Mounted it on the wall with raised spacers makes it run much, much cooler! :)

Mine hangs freely in the cupboard, coz the LAN cable is too short to have it reach anything. As long as they're out of direct sunlight they're usually only moderately warm to the touch.