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#1 KZ91820

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 09:32 AM

Recently got a new router. The other day I noticed a slight burning smell and the bottom of the router, and the table it sits on is very warm. It seems like it's putting off quite a bit of heat. There's really not a lot of space between the bottom of the router and the table (maybe the thickness of a credit card) because the small rubber pieces on the four corners of the router are only like 1/32" tall, if that. You would think they would have slightly larger ones so it would allow more breathing space under the router. So, I'm going to look for some spacers to put under it on the four corners.

 

I'm not an engineer, but it amazes me that common sense doesn't come into play when these manufacturers design products. Of course, it could be designed on purpose this way so the devices wear out quicker. Who knows.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 09:42 AM

Yes it appears newer router don't have the amount of vent holes or slots as the older ones did.. I guess it's a looks thing.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:52 AM

Recently got a new router. The other day I noticed a slight burning smell and the bottom of the router, and the table it sits on is very warm. It seems like it's putting off quite a bit of heat. There's really not a lot of space between the bottom of the router and the table (maybe the thickness of a credit card) because the small rubber pieces on the four corners of the router are only like 1/32" tall, if that. You would think they would have slightly larger ones so it would allow more breathing space under the router. So, I'm going to look for some spacers to put under it on the four corners.
 
I'm not an engineer, but it amazes me that common sense doesn't come into play when these manufacturers design products. Of course, it could be designed on purpose this way so the devices wear out quicker. Who knows.


You can likely find larger rubber feet at a local hardware store.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:11 PM

I saw a pack of staples and thought.....bingo! So I broke the staples into smaller pieces and there ya go. Now my router sits on four little squares of staples. My wife saw it and said, "What the heck are you doing with staples?" Hey, it's FREE and it works like a charm. Added alomst a half inch to the height. :bubbles: 



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:53 PM

Was going to say cut a card board tube into 1 or 1 1/2 inch lengths
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:50 AM

You could always add a small desk fan to help disperse heat.






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