Resolved STXL11002 - Cooling problem ...

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  1. Martin Dufour

    Martin Dufour Standard User

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    Hi,

    Since a few week, when i start the cooling system, when he reach near the maximum power, maximdl or TheSkyX freeze ...

    The only solution is to kill the process ans restart maximdl. At this step, the temperature is where l have configure it and then the cooling don't need to reach the maximum power because he just have to continue to this temperature and the session can continue ...

    The setting is -10 and the ambient temperature is 25.

    Sorry for my bad English !

    Martin
     
  2. Doug

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    Are you using the supplied cables, or something else? Through-the-mount wiring on Paramount is not large enough gauge for the STXL cameras at full cooler power. The voltage drops too much and the cooler shuts down to protect the camera.
     
  3. Martin Dufour

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    The ccd is directly connected to the Power with no extension

    Is it possible that the power supply could be defect ((not providing the correct voltage) ?
     
  4. Martin Dufour

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    Hi Doug,

    I just made a test with Intelligent temperature control in ccdcommander.

    Start from 20, 10, 0, -10 with a limitation on the maximum power to 50%

    That work very fine and this is a acceptable work around

    This confirm the cooler protection you mention yesterday

    I still would like to fix it ... Is it possible that the power supply could be defect (not providing the correct voltage) ?

    Thanks

    Martin
     
  5. Doug

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    What is the serial number of your camera?
     
  6. Martin Dufour

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    STXL-11002
    X16030007
     
  7. Doug

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  8. Martin Dufour

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    New style
     
  9. Doug

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    Okay I think we need to swap out your power brick. I'll get that rolling from our end.
     
  10. Martin Dufour

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    Hi Doug,

    Many thanks for your GREAT services this weekend.

    Martin
     
  11. Martin Dufour

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    I have test yesterday the new brick and that work perfectly now.

    Thanks for the great products and services !

    Martin
     

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