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    Transporter heat

    Hi all,
    I recently bought a "new" (never used) transporter on eBay, that works fine, and I'm a little bit surprised because it heats up a little bit in standby mode.
    I mean, it's not really hot, it's just a little bit warm, as my other gears stay always cold when not in use. Is it usual ?
    Thanks !
    Last edited by Antoniop; 2017-11-28 at 04:44.
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    I don't think any of them really go "off" in standby, it's a computer running a Linux kernel, so power consumption will be essentially identical when off as when on.


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    The transporter is not Linux, it's a embedded system-on-a-chip, the [Ubicom IP3K](http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.ph...are_comparison).

    To answer the OP, yes, the Transporter is always "on", and uses a few watts. Mine is always a bit warm, but it's an un-vented case design, so that's somewhat expected.

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    Ok so maybe it doesn't use a Linux kernel, but it runs some software on a CPU in the same way (except it's called firmware because you have to flash it to a ROM chip!). The Touch and Radio both use a Linux kernel, of that I'm sure. Principle is the same, just the names are different..


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    Thanks for the answers
    That's seems logical to be a little hot then.
    It's because the transporter in my house is in a quite completely closed cabinet so I wouldn't want it to be inappropriately hot. Moreover, the case has no apertures on the side, as far as I saw.

    That's fine then,
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    Mine never gets hot. On the left side, it's barely warm in the winter and gets a little warm in the summer. I suppose if it's in a closed cabinet (particularly if there is no ventilation at all) it's going to heat up more.

    I have a PS3 that's in another cabinet with a door and it gets super hot (even when off) if I close my cabinet. So I have to leave the door open.
    Last edited by Fizbin; 2017-11-29 at 15:41.

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    Mine is in a cabinet with a a bit of circulation (the front panel is wire mesh). If I touch the transporter, it is very mildly warm. Not even approaching what I would call even very warm much less hot. But it's not simply cold (like some equipment that is truly off).

    p.s. it's been in this same cabinet, running 24/7 for about 10 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizbin View Post
    Mine never gets hot. On the left side, it's barely warm in the winter and gets a little warm in the summer. I suppose if it's in a closed cabinet (particularly if there is no ventilation at all) it's going to heat up more.

    I have a PS3 that gets super hot (even when off) if I close my cabinet. So I have to leave the door open.
    Hi,
    Thanks for the thoughts, I suppose I should keep the door open or arrange some more ventilation.
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