When should I expect the cooling fan in my 6300 to increase its' speed.

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On my 6300, I cheated the setup and ran 30 watts while running JT-65. Keeping in mind the duty cycle of a constant signal, I placed a temperature probe at the exhaust and measured the air temp.
I saw a max temp of 45 deg C. The fan speed never changed. Since there is no adjustment like on my 3000, I wonder at what temp should the fan speed increase?

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The PA temp reading reported by SmartSDR (which DDUtil displays) is the temp we use to adjust the fan speed.  For testing in the lab, we use a thermocouple inserted into the heat sink and found that the temperatures are fairly close.  The reported temp and heat sink temp lag the junction temp, of course.