From his earlier posts it is over 40°C to be very hot to the touch.
Suggestion: DO NOT POWER 8kX at 12V! 8K X USB to a Power Supply Adapter Works Fine and Saves a USB Port!
Correct it gets too hot to the touch. So it has to be over 40C. I will try when this temp sensor comes but not sure when itll get here. It said 2 weeks from amazon prime!
Good luck. Infrared temperature sensors are in very high demand right now.
It’s not for body heat. It’s for objects only.
I found another issue that i wasnt aware of, and in device manager the 8k x is screwing with my motion rig (AMC Thanos controller). I had to unseat all those USB’s until i realized it’s the 8k x causing me the problems. One of the USB Controllers says Port Reset Failed. I cant get rid of it, ive tried almost everything. It was so bad that it caused my motion rig to jump for some reason. Either the cable i have is REALLY bad or it’s really overloading the USB controllers./
Doesn’t sound like there’ll be any issues powering via USB in regards to power draw:
I have no idea about the actual figures (but it should be pretty easy to check in for example USBDeview once the X arrives)…
I have a USB power meter, once my 8Kx arrives i’ll test each of the USB lines to check powerdraw
but don’t complain if the mainboard burns
If that happens it’s a defect on the mainboard, not the X…
Well, luckily you happen to have someone on this forum with a FLIR One Pro (because I was extra frivolous with my money). I plan on using it to measure the 8K-X temperatures like I did with the 8K.
Excellent. I see you measured 41degC with the 8K. Pimax might have pushed temperatures up just another 5degC with the 8kX, and that would probably be nothing to worry about.
I used a FLIR One or FLIR One Pro at HacDC a while back. Might be getting a FLIR One Pro my own sometime soon now…
I’d love to see your results with that camera when you get the 8K X, specifically where the Plug sits inside the 8K X.
I have a feeling the 5k+/8k temps overall may not be different, but right where that connector is, i think the temps are much higher than just a 5C difference - at least it is on my headset.
On the 8K it was a 10-15 C difference (in the video it was ~42 at the plug, ~30 ambient).
8k was 10-15C difference at the connector, from what the 5k+ temp is at the connector?
Unfortunately, I never had a 5K+ so I don’t have the answer to that.
Oh you mean at the connector on the 8k the temp is 10-15C more than elsewhere on the headset.
I think that difference will be alot more on the 8K X - at least on my headset the connector feels incredibly hot.
just test it. from 45 degrees the human skin slowly begins to stew
Well when it’s been at it’s hottest, it hurts to the touch after 2 seconds, so its definitely over 40-45 then. I will try a FLIR One camera probably also.
No simple thermometer at home?
Regular thermometers dont really work on objects. I already tried an IR one i had but it just says MAX on the screen.