PSIG wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:00 am
It's coming together!
Three thoughts; test, thermal divider, and height. I'd temporarily tape a cooking thermometer to the ECM box in order to determine if any or how much of a problem it might be. That box I see in the photos may provide some radiant heat shielding, else a thermal divider shield panel may be warranted. I would avoid too many sides on a shield, or it may block cooling flow, or even trap operating heat.
Also, after shutdown some heat radiates (the shield fix), and with convection hot air rises. Typically the cold air comes-in low points, while heated air will travel upwards to exit the top of the air inlet and outlets; so in-general, I'd keep the susceptible stuff down lower in the cooler incoming air layer. I'm looking forward to the final product!
that is a good idea. about the cooking thermometer, except the Misses has it under lock and key, after I borrowed it the last time. and ended up buying her a new one....but I might find a way..
a couple of thoughts, I am making a baffle, that will encase the speeduino, still working on it. But the bottom will have some holes in it for air flow, and I had a small 12v van, that will set in the bottom.
to activate it, I am thinking of a snap disc that closes at 130, then opens at 110. with the fan pulling cool air from the bottom.
this should be a win-win situation. the speeduino in a secondary enclosure, and a method to keep things cool.