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Installation of Remoterig in confined space
« on: 2018-08-31, 18:05:56 »
Hello all. Iíve recently purchased the Remoterig units and an IC-7100. Iíd like to install everything in a Pelican case, and will be using the included foam to keep everything secured. One concern I have is overheating of the Remoterig unit. Does the Remoterig unit need ventilation or airspace around it to keep it from becoming too hot during use?  In this installation, it would be surrounded by dense foam on all sides except for the top, upon which would sit the IC-7100 control head. 

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David
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Re: Installation of Remoterig in confined space
« Reply #1 on: 2018-08-31, 19:00:48 »
Hi David,

Normally not a big problem, but sometimes there is.

For example: http://www.remoterig.com/forum/index.php?topic=6040.msg28294#msg28294

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Re: Installation of Remoterig in confined space
« Reply #2 on: 2018-08-31, 20:15:11 »
Thanks, Mitch. I saw that thread, but it didnít address my specific concern. Let me add to my original query: absent direct sunlight or high ambient temps (over 90 degrees Fahrenheit), does the Remoterig itself produce enough heat to cause problems if installed in the fashion delineated in my original post?

Thanks again for the help. 

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Re: Installation of Remoterig in confined space
« Reply #3 on: 2018-08-31, 21:50:39 »
Hi David,

No problem, that was not too clear.

Mike should really answer this, since he specs the units. However, all these years I have never noticed any heat whatsoever
coming from any RRC. I also have one built into a Pelican Case for portable use and also never had a problem.

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Re: Installation of Remoterig in confined space
« Reply #4 on: 2018-08-31, 22:07:23 »
Perfect, thatís exactly the kind of information I was looking for. Thanks again for taking the time to respond. Iíll consider it a non-issue unless I hear otherwise from Mike.

David
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