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ASUS ADP-36EH 12V 3A charger gets HOT!

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Krumlink

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My netbooks power cube (tiny power brick for laptops) gets scorchingly hot, I mean hot to the touch where it can nearly burn you! Putting your foot on it with sock, you can easily feel the heat. How could I mount a Big heatsink on the casing of the charger, as I dont want to open it. I figured just using a pipe clamp on it to hold it somewhat snug. Any other ideas?
 

Krumlink

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Taking a temp reading with a thermocouple, I am getting 39C or 102F. Cool, yet this is measuring the plastic case, and it has NO air holes. Imagine the inside.
 

Krumlink

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Remember the charger not the actual computer. The computer is running at 65F :D

Took another reading (waited longer) and now its at 50C
 
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Sceadwian

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It being that hot isn't unusual at all like blueroom says. Every power supply maker has different specs. Apparently you'rs doesn't mind the pack being a good heater. I've seen some that only get mildly warm to the touch as well.

According to this website
Staying Alive: Burn Information

It would take 30 seconds to get a third degree burn from 130F degrees, and 10 minutes at 120F degrees. If you hug your power brick for the several minutes required to get a serious burn you deserve it =) Incidental contact can not produce a first degree burn.
 
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