Sfera Labs Announces Raspberry Pi Model B DIN-rail Modules Available with Internal Active Cooling

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

March 08, 2021

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Sfera Labs Announces Raspberry Pi Model B DIN-rail Modules Available with Internal Active Cooling
(Image courtesy of Sfera Labs)

Sfera Labs announced its Raspberry Pi Model B DIN-rail modules are available with internal active cool, thus, providing enhanced operation reliability.

Sfera’s Strato Pi Fan can be included as an optional add-on for thermal management.

Featuring fan speeds of 9100 RPM, Strato Pi delivers 4.9 cubic feet per minute of airflow and just 23.6dBA.

According to a company press release, it can be factory installed into all of the following modules before shipment - Strato Pi Base, Strato Pi UPS and Strato Pi CAN, plus the Iono Pi and the Pi Touch Display units. The fan is mounted directly above the Raspberry Pi CPU to allow optimal heat dissipation.

Due to the embedded temperature sensor and fan controller, Strato Pi is able to wotk independently of the Raspberry Pi operating system and the CPU’s own dedicated temperature sensor.

Further, a temperature threshold does need to be set via the I2C interface. Once this is completed, it is ready to run.

Aside from the Raspberry Pi Model B DIN-rail modules, the Strato Pi is able to be used as a stand-alone board.

For more information, visit www.sferalabs.cc.

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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