Any way to disconnect the camera but keep the cooler on?

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bobequus
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Any way to disconnect the camera but keep the cooler on?

Post by bobequus » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:06 pm

I find myself sometimes needing to disconnect my ASI183 from whatever software I'm connected to. Sometimes to change which software it is being used with, sometimes to move a USB cable, etc. Is there any way to keep the cooler running so that I avoid thermal shock? If not, I'd love to see this feature in future software/firmware.
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chad
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Re: Any way to disconnect the camera but keep the cooler on?

Post by chad » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:26 am

Sorry, for the current, you cannot.
As we know, we need to read the temperature when we try to cotrol the TEC and fan. So if you disconnected the camera, we can not get the temperature. In this case, there are many other problems with arbitrarily controlling the TEC.
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Chad
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Re: Any way to disconnect the camera but keep the cooler on?

Post by bobequus » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:51 pm

What do you recommend as the fastest warmup time to use to avoid condensation or thermal shock? For example, to go from -20C to 20C.
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Re: Any way to disconnect the camera but keep the cooler on?

Post by chad » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:36 am

Hi Bobby,
According to our experience, Just stop the cooling and let him warm up naturally. It will be fine.
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Chad
ZWO Driver Engineer
Location:lon=120.6 lat=31.3
SuZhou China

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