Raspberry Pi Fan HAT
Over the years the Raspberry Pi has become much more powerful, and with each improvement, the Pi has run slightly hotter. Under heavy processing load the Raspberry Pi 3 can reach temperatures of 80C and will start throttling the CPU back to ensure it does not overheat. Slowing the processor to keep it running stable isn’t ideal for high performance applications.
CPU heatsinks work well when the chipset is designed to have one, but like most other small chips, the Broadcom processor used on the Pi is designed to dissipate its heat through the circuit board. The best case for cooling the chip is to move air over the circuit board. The Fan HAT is designed to do just that!
This prototyping PCB holds a 40mm fan in place over the Pi and pushes air over the chipset and surrounding board. The board is designed with the Raspberry Pi 3 in mind, but it is compatible with the Pi A+, B+, 2 as well. In order to keep things as simple as possible, the fan is powered by the 5V rail and will run as long as the Pi has power. For more adventurous users; the prototyping area allows the fan to be connected by way of a transistor, and controlled by the Pi.
Please Note: This board ships assembled without a header. Basic soldering skills will be required to solder the header in place. We recommend picking up a Raspberry Pi HAT header and Raspberry Pi HAT hardware to complete the installation.
- 40mm fan
- Additional prototyping area
- Current Draw: 140mA
- Fan Voltage: 5VDC
Only 2 left in stock (also available on backorder)