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Default How to keep a TEC Sensorhead clean and dust free?

Hello there ,mates.
Ive been playing around with my LPM lately and I started to notice there are some white dust particles accumulating around the radiators of my sensor , there are even 1 or 2 specs of dust on the sensorhead too.

SO. i blew it off when a rubber air blower . No drama there.

However, that got me thinking .
How do you guys keep your sensors clean,tidy and dust free?


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keep it covered when not in use?
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keep it covered when not in use?
DOH!
Why havent I thought of it before!
I should build my own little LPM box and houses everything inside it
Thx for the inspiration ,mate.

Just a little question.
How do I fix the sensor to the box?
Do I just hotglue the base of the sensor to the box or uhh...
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what type or how does your sensor look like?
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what type or how does your sensor look like?
Just a little LaserBee 2.5W USB.
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ive been keeping it in the paperbox it came with for almost a week now.
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Default Re: How to keep a TEC Sensorhead clean and dust free?

There's no link in your sig

if I'm not mistaken, that version has a heatsink similar to a thermalloy profile (click to see pic)

you can see where the solder pins are (which I think aren't present on the LB sensor) and you can use a self tapping screw through that to mount the heatsink to a base or the enclosure you plan to use.
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There's no link in your sig

if I'm not mistaken, that version has a heatsink similar to a thermalloy profile (click to see pic)

you can see where the solder pins are (which I think aren't present on the LB sensor) and you can use a self tapping screw through that to mount the heatsink to a base or the enclosure you plan to use.
Much appreciate the help mate.
Thats $30 saved off smearing the coating for me .

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no problem. post pics of what you come up with.
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Hello there ,mates.
Ive been playing around with my LPM lately and I started to notice there are some white dust particles accumulating around the radiators of my sensor , there are even 1 or 2 specs of dust on the sensorhead too.

SO. i blew it off when a rubber air blower . No drama there.

However, that got me thinking .
How do you guys keep your sensors clean,tidy and dust free?
Good job using dry air to blow off the accumulated dust
just as suggested in the User Instruction.

There is a reason that you can unplug your sensor from
the main LaserBee enclosure. That is so that you can easily
store the head in a small carboard box or drawer. We picked
up some 2" X 2" X 2" cardboard gift boxes at the Dollar store
and the LsserBee heads fit nicely in the boxes and keep the
dust off when not in use.


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Good job using dry air to blow off the accumulated dust
just as suggested in the User Instruction.

There is a reason that you can unplug your sensor from
the main LaserBee enclosure. That is so that you can easily
store the head in a small carboard box or drawer. We picked
up some 2" X 2" X 2" cardboard gift boxes at the Dollar store
and the LsserBee heads fit nicely in the boxes and keep the
dust off when not in use.


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Say!
I got a question.
Does using some UHU metal glue to glue the Thermalloy sensor assembly to my metal box void my warranty for the LPM?

I am trying to build a complete enclosure where it houses both the LPM and the interfacing module , but I'm not sure how would such affect the accuracy and the warranty .....



(Not to mention the fear of screwing up a $300USD LPM)
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NOSPIN 5W with ARG Data Logging Add-On

Also... if you inject heat to ANY thermopile Sensor Heatsink
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Also... if you inject heat to ANY thermopile Sensor Heatsink
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then how about sitting on Styrofoam seat ?

Styrofoam is pretty heat insulating.

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