Unplug MiniMAD while running?
  • CaseyJScalf
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    Unplug MiniMAD while running?

    by CaseyJScalf » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:45 pm

    Looking into using some of the MiniMAD devices for a long term installation (1 year +).

    I would like to put the whole installation on a timer connected to the power strip. The projector supports direct power off.

    However, I have always heard rumor that it was not right to just unplug the Raspberry Pi from the power. It might corrupt the SD card or something. Well, I am not exactly unplugging it just turning off the power. Well the timer is.

    Has anyone put these through the paces? Does the SD every corrupt? Thank you in advance I love this product!
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    Re: Unplug MiniMAD while running?

    by Benoit » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:41 am

    You can definitely use a timer as described,

    However in some situations where space is limited, the MiniMad units might get hot. If too hot for a long time, data corruption may appear on entry level SD-card. In these situations you should use an Industrial/Military grade SD card

    Units ran for more than a year in suitable environments (with Industrial Grade SD card and well aired)
    Benoit * garageCube team
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    Re: Unplug MiniMAD while running?

    by CaseyJScalf » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:44 pm

    Love it. I only want to mess with mil-spec gear.

    What SD cards fit this bill? Happy to upgrade to keep it running smooth!

    Thanks and great work on the MM4 MiniMad world!
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    Re: Unplug MiniMAD while running?

    by CaseyJScalf » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:24 pm

    Looking to follow up on the SD acrd spec. Any tips on where to buy those that are mil-spec grade?

    Thanks!

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