Keep Your Panel Cool

Mitigating the heat produced by advanced avionics equipment may require functioning cooling fans to ensure airworthiness and reliability.

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Excessive heat “kills” integrated electrical circuits, the kind found in modern avionics. Unlike many other electronic devices, avionics also may be exposed to sunlight filtered only slightly by a transparency. Combining the two sources—as when on the ground on a hot, sunny day, engine running and with all the electrical equipment active—is fairly common. While […]
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