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Hopper - Please Post Your Temperatures


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#41 OFFLINE   broeddog

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:05 AM

My second hopper temps are as follows

H 125
L 32
A 116

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

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.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

Hopper: 114H/113L/113 average

Using 4x1" spacers under feet

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

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.


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.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

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

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:47 AM

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.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

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.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:31 PM

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

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:32 PM

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


Same.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:41 PM

Same.


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

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:40 AM

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:06 AM

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


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.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:15 AM

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.

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

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:11 PM

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


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 ...

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:24 PM

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.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

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.


March 17th - 123/69

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:40 PM

March 17th - 123/69

should be three numbers: max/min/avg

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:13 PM

should be three numbers: max/min/avg


123/69/107

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:58 AM

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?

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:03 AM

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




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