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Old 26-05-2017, 12:33   #1
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Zeus 3 screen very hot

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I just ordered a Zeus 3 at the show. Afterwards I was playing with the demo unit and noticed it was really hot. All the others were the same. Slightly uncomfortable to hold your hand on but not so hot you couldn't leave it there.

The B&G guy said it's because of the way it's mounted and it only draws 2amps max.

Is this a problem ?
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Old 26-05-2017, 13:11   #2
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Re: Zeus 3 screen very hot

Hot means if nothing else power consumption, other than that have to assume it is within its tolerance, however I know people that fly with IPads and they have a tendency to overheat and shutdown if they are left in the sun
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Re: Zeus 3 screen very hot

On our Simrad I turn the screen brightness to 9 in daylight. Still easily visible, but runs cooler.
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Re: Zeus 3 screen very hot

Thanks

They said it works up to 55C, it felt like it was at least that hot but I could be way off. Your right, they would have had the brightness turned right up for the show.

Just having an ...... Oh crap I spent too much money panic attack :-)
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Re: Zeus 3 screen very hot

55 would feel really hot!
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Re: Zeus 3 screen very hot

With a little wind on the screen and the humid air to dissipate the heat, it gets even better.
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