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SWiM-16 Hot to Touch - Is this normal?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by SomeRandomIdiot, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. SomeRandomIdiot

    SomeRandomIdiot Godfather

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    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.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    They've been measured hotter.
     
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, nothing to worry about. They run hot.
     
  4. wallfishman

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

    RobertE New Member

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


    (thats a joke btw)
     
  6. SomeRandomIdiot

    SomeRandomIdiot Godfather

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    Thanks.

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

    matt New Member

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    Mount it horizontal and use it to make special heat sink shaped waffles!
     
  8. tonyc

    tonyc Legend

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    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?
     
  9. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

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

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    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.
     
  11. HarleyD

    HarleyD Hall Of Fame

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

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