Is there a recommended heatsink for the VOXL computer? We want to operate it in the temperature range -25 Celsius to 55 Celsius.
If yes, then can you recommend the part number, else, can you share the step/iges file of the board so we can design it ourselves.
Chad Sweet last edited by Chad Sweet
We don't have a recommended heatsink. The two options we typically use:
- Use the airflow from the propellers. The drone's airflow is often enough to keep the Snapdragon running at full speed.
- Use the VOXL Cooling Fan. We have found this to have the best cooling/weight as compared to heatsinks
In general, airflow works better than heatsinks. But, understandably some use cases won't allow for a fan. If that's the case it is desirable to capture some of the airflow from the propellers if possible.
The 3D STEP file can be found at the datasheet
@Chad-Sweet is there an update to the tested temperature range of the VOXL? The last post I saw from February said it was from 0-55C but did not have full environmental test info.
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We do have a customer who recently tested it was still operational at 85°C ambient