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PostSubject: CRT ss9900 cooler   CRT ss9900 cooler Icon_minitimeSat Nov 12, 2022 11:25 pm

Hello,

I just bought a new ss9900 v4 and i would like to install a fan on the heatsink to avoid heating problems.
But what is the right air flow direction?
Fan blow out heat from heatsink to ouside through the fan? or fan push in fresh air into the heatsink from outside?

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PostSubject: Re: CRT ss9900 cooler   CRT ss9900 cooler Icon_minitimeSun Nov 13, 2022 5:51 am

I would fit it blowing away from the radio so it pulls the air through the heatsink.
As the left one in the picture.
But that is just me lol.
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PostSubject: Re: CRT ss9900 cooler   CRT ss9900 cooler Icon_minitimeSun Nov 13, 2022 6:57 am

Hi Fabrice,

The old fan question of suck or blow does the rounds every now and then. 


Unless you possess a degree in 'fluid dynamics' and some fairly complex computational modelling you'll never get a 'definitive' answer.

The heatsink for this radio is pretty well designed and so long as there is unrestricted air flow to allow normal convection to occur you shouldn't really need any sort of fan at all, but I know for some it's a popular 'modification' especially for 'tweaked' higher RF output.

I think for me personally I wouldn't want to put on small inefficient fans that can be rather noisy and especially if you run a power/desk microphone where those type of noises are easily picked up on your transmissions let alone impeding your own listening abilities. There'll be times when that 'back of the box' signal might be missed and the droning of fans might get to you after a while if running a long DX session.


That said, totally up to you though and if the radio is installed in an enclosed 'go-box' or some such you may have to assist cooling in some way or another.

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PostSubject: Re: CRT ss9900 cooler   CRT ss9900 cooler Icon_minitimeMon Nov 14, 2022 6:14 pm

Many thx Alan and Victor for your replies.
I have tested my ss9900 this afternoon during 3h and I did not noticed any overheat so I do not plan to add fan for the moment but if I try it later I will share the result.
For my first test of this TX I made 2 QSO with Brazil so I would say it looks fine  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: CRT ss9900 cooler   CRT ss9900 cooler Icon_minitimeMon Nov 14, 2022 8:07 pm

That's great news Fabrice and very well done with the contacts to Brazil! CRT ss9900 cooler 1f44d
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PostSubject: Re: CRT ss9900 cooler   CRT ss9900 cooler Icon_minitimeTue Nov 22, 2022 9:47 am

Always, always, the fan should suck the hot air away from the heatsink. Always.  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: CRT ss9900 cooler   CRT ss9900 cooler Icon_minitimeTue Nov 22, 2022 1:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: CRT ss9900 cooler   CRT ss9900 cooler Icon_minitimeTue Nov 22, 2022 9:37 pm

MadDogMcQ wrote:
Always, always, the fan should suck the hot air away from the heatsink. Always.  Smile

73, Tom.

I would personally go with the fan drawing in cool air onto the HS, it's the way heat sinks and radiators are mostly used in PC's.
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PostSubject: Re: CRT ss9900 cooler   CRT ss9900 cooler Icon_minitimeWed Nov 23, 2022 5:49 am

Got 4 hf radios in front of me and all 4 fans blow out away from the radio.
I know a pc fan blows through the heatsink but that normally has a case fan the other side blowing out and maybe one on the front blowing in it's all about air flow with a computer.
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PostSubject: Re: CRT ss9900 cooler   CRT ss9900 cooler Icon_minitimeSun Nov 27, 2022 10:24 am

For what's it worth, here is my 2 pence (now 4 pence with inflation).

I have the Anytone AT-6666 badge version of this radio which is housed in a box.

To help keep the radio cool (because I like my loooong overs) I have an old computer fan blowing air over the heatsink.

This does keep the heatsink and radio case cooler.

So, blowing air over the radio works for me

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PostSubject: Re: CRT ss9900 cooler   CRT ss9900 cooler Icon_minitimeTue Feb 14, 2023 10:18 pm

To save the hassle it’s going back to basics,keep the rig on low power 4w and attach a 100w burner to top of case and save the rig.

Just an idea

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