Operational temperature of AV modulator?

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Operational temperature of AV modulator?

Postby aclawson » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:51 am

Does anybody know how hot the Blonder AV modulators should be when running? I just found one of ours running at about 140-150 degrees (hot enough to burn) while in use... is this within normal range or is it overheating and in need of circulation fans in the satellite cabinet?

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Re: Operational temperature of AV modulator?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:04 am

As I recall they get pretty warm, but I didn't think that warm. I'll have to check ours.

Where are you measuring the temperature?
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Re: Operational temperature of AV modulator?

Postby aclawson » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:16 am

This was on the bottom, dead center of the unit towards the rear of the unit.

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Re: Operational temperature of AV modulator?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:03 pm

I checked ours. The hottest reading was 110F. Warm, but not burning. I think something is wrong with your setup. We have 4 in a "stack", so no breathing room above/below. They run 24/7.

What's below yours? Something below heating it up?
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Re: Operational temperature of AV modulator?

Postby StevePoulsen » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:17 am

aclawson wrote:Does anybody know how hot the Blonder AV modulators should be when running? I just found one of ours running at about 140-150 degrees (hot enough to burn) while in use... is this within normal range or is it overheating and in need of circulation fans in the satellite cabinet?


The Blonder tongue modulators should not exceed 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Even that is at the extreme, anything beyond that indicates a problem.

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Re: Operational temperature of AV modulator?

Postby aclawson » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:36 am

Thanks. I'll break out the laser next time I'm over there and get an absolute reading before I file a formal ticket.


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