Emergency Work-Around for the Dreaded "Cooling" Alert

cooling

#1

Stupid hot here in La Jolla, California, on the coast where the ocean water temperature at the nearby Scripps Institution of Oceanography Pier measures just under 80 deg-F.

Lately I can only use the Glowforge in the morning—but this morning’s cut job stopped near the end. Time for a bucket of ice near the air intake. Worked like a charm. The print restarted and finished after a couple of minutes with the ice bucket in place.

IMHO not recommended as a regular thing!!! :slight_smile:


Cooling issues making me hot
Cooling issues making me hot
#2

:smile: Clever (and easy) solution! (We had another one somewhere that directed chilled air from frozen cans of beer into the intake…this looks like a good alternative.)


#3

That strategy has the advantage that after you’re done GlowForging, you have cold beers that will need to be consumed. :slight_smile:


#4

I guess this is the advantage for the Dremel/Full Spectrum clone. It’s heat exchanger is a separate unit. With a long enough tubing the unit could be placed in front of a HVAC vent in the summer and so other kind of chiller in the winter (if required.)


#6

If you have used them to cool the. You will have luke warm beers to consume :stuck_out_tongue: not as appealing lol


#7

I’ve had to do the same but use the frozen plastic covered “ice cooler packs” - less chance of water accident (other than the condensation). image


#8

I have a few of those in the freezer. Do I just set the Glowforge’s right side down on a couple of those maybe? :sunglasses:


#9

if you really want to do the poor man version of that, just save soda bottles and freeze them full of water. i use them as ice cooler packs all the time. and if i know there’s a hurricane coming, i will fill up as many as will fill my freezer to freeze up before the power goes out.