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Wren
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a thought on the possilbe cause of faulty hubs

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When I changed from hub 3 to hub 4 (then hub 5) I noticed that the design had changed: rather than the enclosed hub, 4 and 5 have a row of vents running along the top. 

 

So what I'm wondering is - does the new vent placement create the faults; including the intermittent faults; due to dust getting into the inner workings? 

 

Dust has no obstacle to falling straight down into the hub; no matter how much cleaning goes on; and it's not safe to cover the vents to try to protect it. 

 

Would we be better with a hub which is sealed along the top? 

 

Also the thinnner shape coupled with the tiny legs may cause it to fall over more easily; could we have a small squarish design with a rounded dome sealed top? (shaped a bit like an owl?) 

 

Ok I like owls, grin, but you catch my drift yes 🙂

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A re design is not going to happen now as they are now older models now replaced by the hub 6
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I suspect that any vents on the hub is for heat dissipation. Very much doubt if dust getting into the hub would cause an issue ( unless the dust is full of metal filings)
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Wow, you should be working for the Chief Engineers Office with on a six figure salary.
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Foxcliffe
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Unfortunately design engineers do not live in the real world once they close that office door behind them :catlol:

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Jonkarra
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Well it can cause problems with ventilation and then equipment overheats unlikely to be a problem with the hubs though as they die in weeks/months sometimes.
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Travelusa
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I have mine in the Garage

It,s always cold in there

 

Wifi spot on

 

no overheating

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