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    Can it ever overheat?

    This is a discussion on Can it ever overheat? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I was just wondering if your router can overheat (go to a tempreture that would disrupt its functionality)? And if ...

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      Can it ever overheat?

      I was just wondering if your router can overheat (go to a tempreture that would disrupt its functionality)?
      And if so what sort of problems would indicate overheating of the router.
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      Re: Can it ever overheat?

      Doubtful, given it's only supplied with 12v @ around 300ma or so....

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      Re: Can it ever overheat?

      Quote Originally Posted by smilerooney View Post
      I was just wondering if your router can overheat (go to a tempreture that would disrupt its functionality)?
      And if so what sort of problems would indicate overheating of the router.
      If you use the supplied stand, it will get rid of heat more quickly

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      Re: Can it ever overheat?

      One is saying it cannot overheat and one is suggesting to use the stand to get rid of heat (implying it does overheat). Can anyone clarify with certainty? all help much appreciated.

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      Re: Can it ever overheat?

      The Routers are designed to run 24/7 with no problems.

      If you use the stand supplied, heat rises, therefore it will run cooler.

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      Re: Can it ever overheat?

      It could of course overheat in certain circumstances, you should ensure that nothing is on top of it and that it is not sitting on another piece of equipment like the Sky receiver etc.

      As advised, using the stand will give it better ventilation so if you are concerned that it is getting hot, try that.

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      Re: Can it ever overheat?

      my Sagem used to get pretty hot on my desk. So tried it on the stand, I can report that using the stand makes a big difference in temp of router, Much cooler.

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      Re: Can it ever overheat?

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      It could of course overheat in certain circumstances, you should ensure that nothing is on top of it and that it is not sitting on another piece of equipment like the Sky receiver etc.



      What about Kittens?

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      Re: Can it ever overheat?

      Is that a slow cooker for cats?

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      Quote Originally Posted by joss View Post
      my Sagem used to get pretty hot on my desk. So tried it on the stand, I can report that using the stand makes a big difference in temp of router, Much cooler.
      Yes I agree. The top of the Sagem is vented to allow the heat to escape when on its stand.

      Any electronic equipment can overheat and produce random failures especially if not used wthin its design environment.

      All the routers are designed to stand upright. I remember problems with Sky's V1 units when not on their stands!

     

     

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