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Raj Nambiar
11/24/12 03:45
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#188876 - -40 degree Celsius operation
We make a certain network card based F340 and Wiznet 5300. All components are commercial grade components. There is a need to operate this device at -40 Celsius.

1. If this device is operated at -40 degrees Celsius, which components would fail? (There is also a 3 volts button cell for DS1307, discounting the cell, which is sure to fail..) How does the crystal behave in low temperatures?

2. What kind of capacitors work well in low temperatures?

3. If we pot the board, will it help? Will the heat generated sufficient to keep the card above minimum workable temperature? There is a 5v to 3.3 regulator on board. If I pot the device with air column inside, and increase the regulator input to 12 volts or 24 volts, shouldn't it generate sufficient heat to raise the operating temperature to healthier one?

Kindly advice..

List of 27 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
-40 degree Celsius operation      Raj Nambiar      11/24/12 03:45      
   Heating pads      Hal Albach      11/24/12 04:15      
   Undefined behaviour!      Andy Neil      11/24/12 04:51      
      bending it in neon      Erik Malund      11/24/12 08:31      
         That means that you're on your own ... no support       Richard Erlacher      11/24/12 08:53      
   Why?      Kai Klaas      11/24/12 08:52      
      Not in Dubai      Raj Nambiar      11/26/12 07:12      
         nobody has been that stupid      Erik Malund      11/26/12 07:47      
         So many pitfalls...        Oliver Sedlacek      11/26/12 10:18      
            testing      Erik Malund      11/26/12 12:49      
               And what is the cost of testing?      Kalpak Dabir      11/27/12 22:10      
                  the cost of testing      Andy Neil      11/29/12 00:54      
                     it's not just pass/fail ...        Richard Erlacher      11/30/12 09:47      
                        Tell me about it!      Andy Neil      11/30/12 11:24      
                        Why?      Erik Malund      11/30/12 14:13      
                           Why??? It's to protect your own gluteus maximus      Richard Erlacher      11/30/12 15:28      
         what would happen       Andy Neil      11/26/12 23:42      
   Heaters/controllers      Joseph Hebert      11/24/12 20:31      
   Low temp components      Oliver Sedlacek      11/26/12 02:45      
      Potting wont help       Andy Neil      11/26/12 23:45      
         it's probably less costly to heat a small enclosure      Richard Erlacher      11/27/12 00:08      
            at very cold start...      Stefan KAnev      11/27/12 06:18      
               Yes it can ...      Richard Erlacher      11/27/12 10:16      
   it's not that simple ...       Richard Erlacher      11/27/12 00:13      
      heater      Erik Malund      11/27/12 07:25      
         With an NTC resistor driving the base?      Oliver Sedlacek      11/27/12 08:35      
            It's very simple...      Kai Klaas      11/28/12 05:37      

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