All V4 units use temperature controlled, forced air cooling. Air is ingested into the cases through filters on the front of the unit and ejected out the back. A single system can generate a significant amount of heat under normal operating conditions; it is imperative to ensure there is adequate ventilation in the front and back of the cases. Do not operate the units in a closed environment and do not obstruct any of the intake or exhaust vents.
Over time the intake filters will become dusty; a regular regime of vacuuming the filters out is strongly recommended. Simply pass a vacuum nozzle over the front of the intake filters to remove trapped dust.
Alternatively, the filters can be removed and washed with soap and water. Spare filters are available if required from your Green Hippo distributor.
The fans in all V4 systems are controlled with a temperature monitoring system. This works by varying fan speed with temperature measured from points within the case. It is normal for fan speeds to vary with usage. In the event of a failure of a temperature sensor, the fans will automatically go to full power.
|Note: During power up, it is normal for the fans to go to full power for a few seconds. This is in order to eject dust.|
Hippotizer systems are designed to operate with an external ambient temperature from 0 – 40 Degrees Centigrade (32 – 104 degrees Fahrenheit).