Switch off or run continuously

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BetaPer
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Switch off or run continuously

Post by BetaPer » Wed May 15, 2019 12:05 pm

I was wondering which mode of operation gives the longest lifetime for an uncooled camera like the ASI178MM.
Either to have it under power 24/7 or to switch it on/off daily ?

Just for some context, in our setup the camera is connected to a USB hub which provides the power. Currently this hub is running 24/7, but its power could be connected to a relay switch, and hence all connected USB devices could be switched off.

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chad
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Re: Switch off or run continuously

Post by chad » Tue May 21, 2019 6:41 am

Hi,
Usually, both of them are fine.
In general, the following factors may have a greater impact on camera life:
1, Oxidation. Oxygen reacts with the metal inside the camera, causing a change in performance. Then the camera is broken.
2, Abnormal power supply. Sometimes, unusual electrical impulses, such as static electricity, can destroy the camera's internal components.
3, Vibration. Vibration may cause some solder joint contact problems.
4, Corrosion. Where humidity is high, corrosion can lead to short circuits.
Compare with thses factors, switch off or run continuously do not matter.
Thanks
Chad
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Re: Switch off or run continuously

Post by BetaPer » Wed May 22, 2019 12:30 pm

Good to know. Thanks for the information !

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