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Hopper - Please Post Your Temperatures

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by Blowgun, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. broeddog

    broeddog AllStar

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    My second hopper temps are as follows

    H 125
    L 32
    A 116
     
  2. mweathers

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    I'm fairly new to Dish, had my Hopper/Joeys installed July 18.....I decided to look into my temps as well. At first my Hopper was pretty hot: 125 degrees F. I keep mine on a glass shelf in an open case. Last week I decided to raise the Hopper up to help with air flow. Brought it up about 2 inches by using glass candle votives turned upside down. Cost me a total of $4. My new temps are posted below. Also, once I did this I could touch the bottom of the Hopper to see where the highest temp occurs. If you refer to the picture at the beginning of this post, the hottest temp is NOT at the hard drive. In fact, that is really close to room temp. The heat is under the silver panel that runs front to back just to the right of center. So, I'm no longer worried about Hopper Heat. However, I AM concerned about Joey heat. I have all of mine up on their side in an open area. As you see below, they get pretty hot no matter what you do.

    Hopper: 118H/111L/114 average
    Joey 1: 141H/125L/132 average
    Joey 2: 143H/132L/134 average
    Joey 3: 142H/130L/128 average

    So if you elevate the Hopper a few inches and try to keep in an open area, the temp should be fine.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Hopper: 114H/113L/113 average

    Using 4x1" spacers under feet
     
  4. some guy

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    The Joeys run hot and that is normal because there is no internal fan for the Joeys. A way to help with the heat of the Joeys and keep them as cool as possible is to use the Joey stand.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    It was recommended long time ago, also it was discovered unpopulated fan inside of J.
     
  6. barryaz1

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    Got the Hopper II a week or so ago, coming from the 722k.

    With my Arizona location, and my cabinet actually in my garage (where the temps can get to 130F during the day), with the 722 I had 2 USB fans, one to push more air in at the intake fan, one to help pull it out. I'll put those back in place this weekend. Am I correct that the fan in the photo on the left (from the photo of the front) pulls in air? And I'll definitely raise up with blocks or something.
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Nope. It pusing outside air into the box. Nothing will help you to push more air inside.
    Left grill is small, no exhausting flow.
    Raise the gap under DVR for two or three inches.
    You coul put there a fan directing up, but efficiency would be low as its airflow will not go thru bottom side of a case and internal PCB.
     
  8. barryaz1

    barryaz1 AllStar

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    I knew how to check the temperature on my 722. What's the Hopper procedure?
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Same.
     
  10. barryaz1

    barryaz1 AllStar

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    Sorry, the 722 procedure doesn't fit. Please let me know the steps for the hopper. Thanks
     
  11. charlesrshell

    charlesrshell AllStar

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    O'Fallon,...
    See Attached
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Find Network Diags, it's there; actually (James Long ?) gave how-to-find-the-numbers ...perhaps other ppl posted a few times here... I'm using Search before do ask, usually.
     
  13. barryaz1

    barryaz1 AllStar

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    I do search first. That's how I got to this thread in the first place. I'll search Long's posts.
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I just scratched my head :D ... first post has a quota of JL shortcut to the values.

    It's always beneficial to any poster to look into first post of TS|OP ;).
    And read the thread's posts - some of them carry useful info, not just particular temperature readings ...
     
  15. barryaz1

    barryaz1 AllStar

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    Sorry, I actually had reviewed it and missed that detail.

    I've lifted the Hopper up by an inch or so and have one fan helping to blow in on the left (facing) and another helping exhaust on the right.

    I'll report on the temps later, and then in July/August when the air on the garage side of the cabinet can reach 130ish.
     
  16. barryaz1

    barryaz1 AllStar

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    March 17th - 123/69
     
  17. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    should be three numbers: max/min/avg
     
  18. barryaz1

    barryaz1 AllStar

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    123/69/107
     
  19. ChE74

    ChE74 Cool Member

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    I haven't looked at this site for some time and now noticed there is renewed interest in Hopper temps. Has anyone reported or know of Hopper or Joey failure due to high temps?

    I've had my Hopper/Joey (1 each) installation since mid July 2012 and have had no problems of any kind.

    At the advice of some contributors I installed a Thermaltake fan and tried several configurations. My current Hopper setup is: Hopper is elevated about 1 inch in an eqp. cab with ample space on 3 sides and open front. The fan is flush on the right of front side and draws air from within the hopper. The cabinet top, bottom and sides are barely warm to the touch.

    The temps are: Ambient in the area is 75 °F.
    Internal reported on: 11/25/12 109/98/100 °F.
    " " " 3/16/13 107/96/98 °F.

    My Joey is upright in its stand and runs much warmer but not too hot to touch.

    Again has anyone had or heard of Hopper/Joey failures due to temp?
     
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    so far it was freezing and some malfunctioning issued by high temp
     

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