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Vive wireless Adaptor and Heat Generated


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Ive been using my new wireless adaptor all weekend, i am in two minds as to being happy or not, on one hand i am free to move around my room with no cable and on the other, my head is very sore from the heat.

 

This thing seems to generate a lot of heat, even though the adaptor is not very heavy, it still adds some pressure to my head and after about an hour of play i can not only feel it, but it gets painful to play until it cools down.

 

Is this a thing others are experiencing?

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Yes, this is an issue I am experiencing. Part of the discomfort comes from the heat being transferred down through the headstrap, layers of fabric/velcro, and into my head. The other part comes from the strap that holds the wireless adapter on being harder and less comfortable than the soft foam is is wrapping around.

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I am considering returning mine because of heat.

I didn't experienced pain but it was feeling uncomfortable and scary, and I stopped, maybe out of paranoia, but that shouldn't happen.

I don't understand how HTC could miss such an issue.

 

I don't know if it could be fixed or not by a firmware update.

I don't know if the product is defective and could be recalled or not.

Since I have 5 days left to return it, I will take no risk and return it.

 

I also have some issues like it seems I need to turn off WiFi and some wireless devices otherwise screen is garbeled and the connection is lost.

When it works it works fine though, with no latency and a perfect image, but there is that heat problem ...

 

Also the way it straps to the deluxe audio strap, it breaks comfort.

You feel a discontinuity and a bump on the head.

It can be avoided by not strapping it, but then it put's you even closer to the heat source.

 

Really I don't get why this issues are there. Some people should be fired ...

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It does not feel so warm to me. On the other hand, the friction combined with the heat which dissipates is very unpleasant after one hour of play.

I will try to insert a piece of microfiber cloth to see if that solves the problem

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You can see the temperature here: C:\Program Files\VIVE Wireless\ConnectionUtility\Log

My M-Temperature gets up to 94. I put gold heat reflective tape on my DAS to help keep the heat away from my head, and it works, but it probably makes the adapter get even hotter.

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I have the same problem, its getting way to hot.

I meanwhile created something to prevent the heat from spreading downwards, hopefully a temporary workaround.

 

Below are graphs of my last 2 game sessions.

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 wrote:

I have the same problem, its getting way to hot.

I meanwhile created something to prevent the heat from spreading downwards, hopefully a temporary workaround.

 

Below are graphs of my last 2 game sessions. (snip)

 

 

Nice information there.

 

I haven't had a problem with heat issues because I run a ceiling fan on high while playing (directly over play area).  This is in Houston, with high temps and high humidity and upstairs in the house (though, A/C *is* on, the humidity is still felt a bit upstairs).

 

Unfortunately I need to pull out the fan because I keep smacking it and don't want to destroy my controllers.  I will probably mount one nearby as it seems good airflow pulls the heat off of the wireless.

 

 

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Same problem here. Just got mine and after about 1h of play time, I need to take it off because it gets uncomfortable.

 

I ordered from Amazon a USB splitter and an 80mm PC case fan that I want to strap on the thing with velcro tomorrow :)

 

I'll post the results.

 

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  • 2 months later...

I was thinking about adding CPU fan somewhere to cooling  off that adapter.

TO Developers you should kinda  raise adapter off headset strap , like few inches with gap, so heat goes away into air  not transfer heat to strap and next to head.

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