Camera Temperature and Heat Dissipation

You must provide sufficient heat dissipation to control the internal operating temperature of the camera.

The camera is equipped with an on-board temperature sensor.

  • It allows you to obtain the temperature of the camera board-level components. The sensor measures the ambient temperature within the case.
As a result of packing the camera electronics into a small space, the camera can become hot to the touch when running. For cased models, this is expected behavior and will not damage the camera electronics.

To reduce heat, use a cooling fan to set up a positive air flow around the camera, taking into consideration the following precautions:

  • Mount the camera on a heat sink, such as a camera mounting bracket, made out of a heat-conductive material like aluminum.
  • Make sure the flow of heat from the camera to the bracket is not blocked by a non-conductive material like plastic.
  • Make sure the camera has enough open space around it to facilitate the free flow of air.

To access temperature information:

  • Query the GenICam Device Control feature DeviceTemperature.