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Lapm
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About heat

Post by Lapm » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:13 pm

This might be stupid question but is it normal for rtl-sdr.com usb dongle to heat up? And i mean like really heat up so much its almoust painfull to touch. :roll:

phil
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Re: About heat

Post by phil » Wed May 01, 2019 5:32 am

It is quite normal for the unit to get very hot depending on what you are using it for.

hotpaw2
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Re: About heat

Post by hotpaw2 » Wed May 01, 2019 3:17 pm

Different brands of RTL-SDR dongles seem to require different amounts of power. Some dissipate significantly more heat than others. In my experience, the E4000 dongles run cooler, and one of my smaller NooElec dongles got so hot, it burned itself out.

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