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Dish OTA Module

Nighthawk
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I had a Windgaurd in motion satalite instaled in my motorhome with two Wally recievers, along with Dish OTA Module (purchased from Dish), yesterday I installed a external hard drive, while installing I noticed the OTA module was HOT, I am concerned.  The Module is installed in a cabinet with no air circulation.  I contacted technical support and they said this is normal.  I feel it is so hot that it could catch fire if it came in contact with paper products.

 

Can somone tell me who is using one of these in a RV, how hot does thiers get?  I will swap it out with the one I bought for rear bedroom which was not used.  To see if it also gets hot.  When I say hot I mean almost to the point where I would drop it if it got much warmer.

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Re: Dish OTA Module

Chadt4141
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The OTA modules do get very hot. I have heard people use USB fans to keep them cooled down, and actually helps the performance some as well.

Re: Dish OTA Module

Balanhill859
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Yes. I use a small fan and have the module out in the open as well so I would certainly take it out of the cabinet.