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Subject: Re: rockbox and the player of archos...questions
From: Michael O'Quinn (
Date: 2003-06-08

It's likely the voltage regulator that supplies the HD with 5 volt power,
not the HD itself.

There IS surely an upper bound. While I don't know the specifics of the
Archos FM, and sensible voltage regulator has thermal management built in.
It just Gert's hotter than you like.


On Sun, 8 Jun 2003, Nix wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Jun 2003, Daniel Stenberg uttered the following:
> > We don't protect the batteries from getting hot, we can't do that. We use a
> Besides, the biggest heat problem (on the FM at least) isn't the
> batteries, which get at most warm; it's the HD, which seems to get
> hotter without bound as it spins.
> (Luckily, though, the thing runs out of battery power and shuts down
> long before the heat can do any damage ;} )

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