[time-nuts] Trimble Thunderbolt baseplate size (mass)

Bob kb8tq kb8tq at n1k.org
Mon Jul 24 20:12:56 EDT 2017


The TBolt is a great unit !!

The main source of temperature impact is the DAC / Voltage reference. Since that is a 
“distributed” circuit, the temperature control also needs to cover more than just the backplate. 


> On Jul 24, 2017, at 6:37 PM, Norm n3ykf <normanlizeth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all!
> Allowing a friend to borrow a tbolt.
> Is it necessary to cool (maintain a certain) baseplate temperature for
> optimum performance?
> Currenlty mounted inside an aluminum chassis. It's screwed to an
> aluminum sheet that covers around 2/3 the base.
> Thanks,
> Norm n3ykf
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