From: Silva, Russell <rsilva@rs...> - 2006-12-19 16:20:37
I know the wifistix gets pretty hot during normal operation, and I plan =
to have a gumstix/breakout-gs/wifistix combo in a sealed enclosure for =
hours at a time. I won't be in a particularly warm environment -- =
indoors in San Francisco in February, so at worst high room temperature. =
Do I need to make plans to drill holes in the enclosure or anything?
From: Chad Robinson <crj@lu...> - 2006-12-19 16:29:11
Silva, Russell wrote:
> I know the wifistix gets pretty hot during normal operation, and I
> plan to have a gumstix/breakout-gs/wifistix combo in a sealed
> enclosure for hours at a time. I won't be in a particularly warm
> environment -- indoors in San Francisco in February, so at worst high
> room temperature. Do I need to make plans to drill holes in the
> enclosure or anything?
What is your enclosure made of? An aluminum enclosure can dissipate a
fair amount of heat, especially if it's one of those extruded profiles
with fins on them. But plastic is a pretty decent insulator and could be
a very different story. There are other factors involved, too. Will
there be air movement around the case? How will it be mounted, and to what?
If you have one of the cases, why not just toss the boards in there and
give it a go for 48 hours, with a thermometer inside? It would answer
your question more quickly, and the answer would be more accurate. =) If
the case is custom, just use a temporary project box of roughly similar