mooblie wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:39 pm
Available from AliExpress?:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/52Pi-Ra ... 91921.html
Looking at this picture: where are the fans!?:
I'm guessing they don't actually blow on the Pi itself, but only on the heatsink, and then exhaust out to the sides?
And since this is not actually a case, can you use four longer screws and insulating spacers/pillars to mount the Pi+52Pi heatsink/fans inside a larger case?
Anyway, IMO those fans are not much needed on that case, reason why I took them off. As you can see, compared to rest aluminum cases which are solid, this one is open case, so no problem with ventilation, and also compared to solid aluminum case, open case has noticeable reliable WiFi connection
And you can replace stock 3M thermal tapes (0.6 W/m.K), which comes with the case, with thermal paste of course (for obvious thermal boost), or with improved thermal tapes 0.3mm thickness
, such as Akasa thermal tape (0.9 W/m.K), but don't use thermal pads
(which usually starts from 0.5mm, it makes impossible to get case closed with screws, as they won't be able to go all way
Thermal paste cheapest vs thermal effect.