Fan Filter Recommendations and Any Chance of a Filter Retrofit Kit?

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What are recommendations for Fan Filters and will there be a Filter-Kit?

Intending to put my radio into a rack, and have always preferred as a preventative to provide basic air filtering. Can also see field use being more secure with air filters.

Is there a recommendation for an air filter media and/or will a air filter retrofit kit be a possibility?

(You'd never imagine how much natural stuff wafts around at some of the Island sites I visit.)

73

Steve
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Steve:
I asked Ken - K5UHF our packaging guru and he told me what you might expect: Filters also restrict airflow. Less air means more heat. More heat means the fans will eventually go to high speed. High speed means more noise... This is the reason that PCs have abandoned filters in general. It's better to just pop the top and blow the dust out once a year or so than to risk a clogged filter. The good news is that the radio will protect itself from overheating.

If you are going to use a filter, Ken suggested a washable static charge filter with a very open weave. Use small ty wraps and the honeycomb holes on the fan inputs to attach the filter.

Hope that helps some. 73, Greg - K5GJ