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Flex overheating 1 month 7 minutes ago #61735

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Hi

I received Flex today, I did configured dirac live but the temperature this unit is producing is really confusing . 45 degrees. Can someone tell me if this is normal ? I coundn't find anything online about this problem
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Flex overheating 4 weeks 1 day ago #61744

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Have never measured my Flex, but it does run pretty hot, even when I'm not playing anything. 

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Flex overheating 2 weeks 5 days ago #61859

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Not sure how the case correlates to the DSP processor temperature, but the chip itself is rated for up to 85C

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Flex overheating 2 weeks 4 days ago #61871

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Mine gets toasty also 

must be some power in there!! 

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Flex overheating 2 weeks 2 days ago #61886

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I just got my Flex the other day and even though I have not measured the temperature yet...this thing gets extremely hot to the touch of my hand/finger. I will come back after checking the temperature. 

This is my first post here but saw this post at the top of the page and had to share. 

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Flex overheating 1 week 4 days ago #61956

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Dear All,

No worries. It's odd but it's indeed on purpose. Instead of keeping the heat dissipated by all the electronics inside the box, we use the "enclosure" as a heatsink to basically "dissipate" that heat. It's a much more efficient way. Same as if we had a large aluminum heatsink.. :-) Chipsets are grounded/connected in such a way on the PCBA to dissipate it directly to the enclosure. 

That's the reasoning. No worries, we've however sent few units to the lab for heat/dust testing and no problem. The electronics is all fine. 
It's the metal enclosure that gets hot on the top only. 

Hoping this clarifies. :-) 

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Flex overheating 1 week 4 days ago #61959

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Thanks DevTeam - that's reassuring! 

I have been enjoying my Flex now for 3-4 months. Love it - great product! 

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