[Skimmertalk] Red Pitaya set up with N6TV's instructions

Bob Wilson, N6TV n6tv at arrl.net
Thu Oct 5 22:20:27 EDT 2017

On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 7:13 PM, W0MU Mike Fatchett <w0mu at w0mu.com> wrote:

> Could you use a water cooler for a CPU with the aluminum box?

Unfortunately not.  Check out the aluminum case interior photos:


It's clear that there is no room for that because they use a big thick heat
sink that touches the top of the chip (you have to remove the heat sink
that comes with the product).  They provide a "thermal pad" (gray rubber
square) that goes between the chip and the aluminum.

I would be nice if the Red Pitaya folks would come up with a new aluminum
case that allowed a fan to go inside, but I don't think that's going to
happen any time soon.

A laptop cooling pad on the underside could work though, as DD5XX suggested:


Bob, N6TV

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