BiDirectional 3G's overheating

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Peter Robbemond

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BiDirectional 3G's overheating

PostThu Nov 25, 2021 7:40 pm

Hi,

Has anyone experienced Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 3G failing due to overheating?

Today we had two of them fail during a live production. One just completely went dark/black. The other one was blinking signal after having run around 30 minutes just fine. Both of them were extremely hot to the touch. Almost could't hold them in my hand. I unplugged the flickering unit and it seemed like it restored normal operation.

Am I the only one?

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Re: BiDirectional 3G's overheating

PostThu Nov 25, 2021 8:20 pm

Never had this problem with the Bidirectional 3G converter. In the past BM converters were getting very hot but the new models are okay.
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Re: BiDirectional 3G's overheating

PostThu Nov 25, 2021 11:56 pm

Same here .. all micro converters is cold , when running ..
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Re: BiDirectional 3G's overheating

PostFri Nov 26, 2021 8:36 pm

Mine got warm but not hot and work as charm. Just an idea: Which power supply do you use? :idea: :?:

I'm using the PSU which was included with converter.

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Re: BiDirectional 3G's overheating

PostSat Dec 04, 2021 11:27 am

I'm using the factory-supplied PSU's as well. I do believe I got a hold of the very first batch of units when they came out. Maybe that has something to do with it...
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Re: BiDirectional 3G's overheating

PostSat Dec 04, 2021 2:21 pm

We have done over 25 livestreams, some lasting an 1 1/2 hrs using a bi-directional converter between a G1 cam and ATEM Mini Pro ISO. No heating or shut down problems. Using BM power supply.
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Re: BiDirectional 3G's overheating

PostSat Dec 04, 2021 8:07 pm

Same. Usual usage is 1hr+ and they can get warm but nothing ridiculous to the touch.


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Re: BiDirectional 3G's overheating

PostSat Dec 04, 2021 10:07 pm

Worth doing some testing on your units when not on a job.
I have had a few 10+ hour events with multiple BiDirectional 3G's and they have run fine.
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Re: BiDirectional 3G's overheating

PostSun Dec 05, 2021 1:18 am

I was streamed now 7 hours .. Bidirectional converter is little warm .. not hot !
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Re: BiDirectional 3G's overheating

PostMon Dec 06, 2021 2:07 pm

Where do you have those converters when you are live streaming, in a closed rack or something like that?
None of mine are heating as such.
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