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SWiM-16 Hot to Touch - Is this normal?


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#1 OFFLINE   SomeRandomIdiot

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 01:45 PM

My SWiM-16 is in a room that has A/C and the room pretty much stays at 75 degrees (+/- 1 degree).

The SWiM-16 has plenty of air around it for cooling, yet it is very hot to the touch.

The surface temp of the SWiM-16 measures around 120 degrees.

Is this normal? I might think outside in the sun this might be more the norm (though still not good), but this just seems rather extreme for an electronic device to me as I cannot remember another multiswitch ever being this hot.

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#2 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 02:26 PM

They've been measured hotter.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 02:59 PM

Yeah, nothing to worry about. They run hot.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 03:55 PM

u see that question alot on here. I might start selling swm icepacks

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:41 PM

Just mount it to the back of the ODU so it melts the snow/ice in the winter.


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#6 OFFLINE   SomeRandomIdiot

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:43 PM

They've been measured hotter.


Thanks.

As I suspected, I am sure they are probably hotter if not in a climate controlled setting.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:51 PM

Mount it horizontal and use it to make special heat sink shaped waffles!
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

I just had a genie installed and the multiswitched they replaced with a swim 16 it in a electric box in the wall in my closed. my cabling is in the walls.
do i need to worry about the heat with my set up?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

I just had a genie installed and the multiswitched they replaced with a swim 16 it in a electric box in the wall in my closed. my cabling is in the walls.
do i need to worry about the heat with my set up?


In an electric box? Unless it has a cooling fan get it outta there. It gets quite hot in open air conditioned spaces.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

In an electric box? Unless it has a cooling fan get it outta there. It gets quite hot in open air conditioned spaces.


Thats what i was afraid of, the old multiswitch did not have electric power run throught it, its a gray box my son in law bought at home depot. I wish the installer would of thought of that and told me.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

You have the SWM16 "DELUXE" with the pancake griddle feature.
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