V2 6500 Fan Always Running

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Since the V2 upgrade the fan on my 6500 is always running (even if the radio is on with no client attached).  Has something changed?

Thanks, Ron
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Ron Schwartz

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W3EX -- Tom

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I am experiencing the same.


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Gene - K3GC

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It would depend on how you define running. There are four fans in the 6500 which always run.  I did notice during the V2 install that they revved up really high for a moment and then dropped back down to norman.  Other than that they run in the background.
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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the fan rev during upgrade is normal behavior with certain aspects of firmware update and is covered in the manual.  
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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the fans always run.. are they just running louder or higher RPM than before the update?
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Larry - W8LLL

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Mine did the same thing until the final radio restart after update.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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If they are running at high speed, cold boot the radio.  Power down, remove the DC power for a minute, reconnect DC power and reboot the radio.

The fans run all the time at low speed.
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I cold-booted the radio.  Ok, my mistake something had dropped near the fans and was making noise.  At least I will admit my error...

Ron
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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thats actually good news.. problem solved.

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