Barie1s wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:22 am
It is likely extra cooling will be vital if the Raspberry Pi 4 is utilized inside a case.
The only reason I can see is that a case can act like a hothouse, and its inside can heat up fiercely (especially when parked in the sun. It's why you should not leave chocolate on it.
(same as inside a car, instead of a case)
Still I doubt it will get so hot that silicium is damaged, its silicium not chocolate, and the PI will simply shuttle down so that critical temperatures can never be reached, unless you heat its environment up to say 250 degrees celsius, at which the plastic of the connectors will melt. LOL.
But you are right that using the red white official plastic case isn't a good idea if you want to use your PI to the max, in that case you will be better off with a case made from two perspex plates screwed to the PI, or simply place the RPI on its side without a case
Or you could drill a few holes in the sides of the official case, that wouldn't hurt, as any airflow no matter how little will have a big effect.