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SWM16 hot to the touch

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#1 OFFLINE   Stevies3



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:11 AM

This past weekend I installed a new Slimline dish with 4 outputs feeding a SWM16 with the 29volt power supply.   Is it normal for the SWM16 to get very hot to the touch? Hot enough that i can’t keep my hand on it  for a more than several seconds....


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:12 AM

Yep, very normal....

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:38 PM

I had one fail a few months back.  It was really hot and knocking the signal out pretty bad. 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:27 PM

I think some of this depends on where it's located.

I've had a couple of -16s and while they are warm, they weren't too hot to touch.

They were outside and in the shade. If they were in direct sun, I doubt I could touch them.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 06:29 PM

I have one also, The easy way around that is NOT TO TOUCH IT  !

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 06:45 PM

If you can, add some spacers -- I seen the coax barrels used for spacers -- if it's mounted flush.  The two I have are warm but not hot to touch and in the basement out of weather.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:23 PM

Yep, I used compression connectors as standoffs for mine. They're inside, but that spot can get pretty warm in its own right (two large water heaters about 6' away and a rack with about 3000 watts worth of amps and various audio/networking gear directly below) They're certainly warm but not painful in any way to the touch.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:33 AM

Mine was exrtremley hot to the touch.  Mine is in the attic.  I was up there to add a wire to one of the ports, it was nightime with attic temps around 75-80.  With my previous Zinwell WB616 it was much cooler.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:19 AM

Some of the funnier posters here have suggested using them as dish heaters to keep the ice and snow off.




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