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It depends on what you're planning to use it for, and what you plan to connect to it:
Andyroo wrote: ↑Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:53 pmMany many answers to the heat issue.
Have a look through https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 8&t=243500
I’m seeing lots of https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/fan-shim being noted as working well.
This may interest you https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qa3YnWhzPsw - it’s also worth looking at the rest of the Man with the Swiss Accent videos. He is funny and very knowledgeable.
Definitely get a case - even if you only use the bottom it will save you shorting the Pi on a staple , knife etc.
got it on the first guess! congratulations!margotpi wrote: my guess (more like a shot in the dark) you connected to the usb-c power supply .
you're correct as well, I used spacers (actually 3mm resin nuts as spacers) to improve air flow, thus improve cooling.margotpi wrote: about the elevated fans you used spacers to improve the airflow .. I guess ..
I am not ! I am really bad at it, and my big fat paws don't help either !
as long as you connect it when there is no electrical power (whatsoever voltage) supplied/connected to the RPi then you're "all green" and good to go.margotpi wrote: ...hopefully there are no recommendations against connecting to the HAT pins