I’ve recently made my first experience with LORAwan by buying a RAK2245 RPi HAT and a T-BEam.
After setting up my gateaway on my PI I noticed that the heatsink was quite hot.
During setup, in my office at ~20°C (89°F) the heatsink was near 60°C (140°F)
Actually my gateway is located in my attic and the external temperature is around 15°C(59°F) so the heatsink is at 40°C (104°F)
I am quite surprised, and want to know if it is a normal situation
Especially because I wish this summer to deploy a final setup with antenna and case
thanks for your help,
I am therefore reassured,
I was initially scared because 2 days after sawing this temperatures, TTN showed my gateway offline (wich is an known TTN issue), but at this time I didin’t know and I imagined that my GW passed away…
I have just received my antenna so I will order an IP67/68 metal case soon
I think to mount it reversed, I mean fixed with the heat sink on the metal case
(with a thermal pad between).