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by maxtothemax
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cooling/ventilation requirements for R-Pi Model B
Replies: 11
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Re: Cooling/ventilation requirements for R-Pi Model B

<t>Yeah, that was a lapse of memory on my part-- most external HDDs have their own power supplies.<br/> <br/> The keyboard itself draws half a watt (which is kind of ludicrous if you think about it.) Now that I think about it, everything else I might need to connect (external hard drive, printers, a...
by maxtothemax
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cooling/ventilation requirements for R-Pi Model B
Replies: 11
Views: 9986

Re: Cooling/ventilation requirements for R-Pi Model B

The enclosure is probably going to have quite a lot more room than 2mm of clearance, just so I can fit in a USB hub, toggle switch, \"blue cube\" for the keyboard, etc.

I\'m not too worried, honestly. If it fries, I\'m only down $35.

Thanks for the advice, everyone!
by maxtothemax
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cooling/ventilation requirements for R-Pi Model B
Replies: 11
Views: 9986

Re: Cooling/ventilation requirements for R-Pi Model B

What if I\'m powering, say, an external hard drive off it? Would the extra electricity drive up heat output significantly?
by maxtothemax
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cooling/ventilation requirements for R-Pi Model B
Replies: 11
Views: 9986

Re: Cooling/ventilation requirements for R-Pi Model B

<t>I\'m planning to build an enclosure for the Raspberry Pi model B. What are the cooling and ventilation requirements? How much clearance is needed? Do I need vents and fans? Heatsinks? Does it depend on how much external hardware is drawing power from the device?<br/> <br/> To give an idea of the ...

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