Llarian
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Sense Hat on RPi 4 ...

Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:25 pm

In anticipation of requiring active cooling on the RPi 4, I have a question about using addons with it, specifically the Sense Hat. Does anyone have any experience with this and can offer comment? Will the cooling unit interfere with access to the GPIO header?

Thnx in advance.

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Re: Sense Hat on RPi 4 ...

Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:36 pm

Why do you think you will require active cooling? What particular use case are you envisaging?
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Re: Sense Hat on RPi 4 ...

Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:19 pm

Several articles that I have read have indicated that the Pi4 runs considerably hotter, experiencing thermal throttling, especially with the inclusion of accessories with increased power requirements.

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Re: Sense Hat on RPi 4 ...

Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:30 am

I've been running the SenseHat on a Pi 4 for the last month with no problems.
Attached plot of temperature indicates a spike at 5 pm on some days, but other than that, it seems plausible.
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Re: Sense Hat on RPi 4 ...

Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:50 am

You could always place the Sense Hat in a separate connected to the Pi 4 via a ribbon cable. That will help keep the sense hat away from the board and it's heat while at the same time allowing you to pursue a cooling solution such as a fan shim.

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