Case 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 outer case of the camera can become hot to the touch when running. 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 case 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.
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