Heat and Plasma Screen Televisions

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Is overheating a problem with plasma screen televisions?

Heat and Plasma Screen Televisions

Since the operation of a plasma screen television relies on the burning of gasses, the units tend to generate heat. Normally, this heat production causes very few problems. However, if a plasma screen television is left on for an extended period of time, the unit can grow quite hot. In the presence of unusual environmental circumstances, such as temperatures higher than 90 degrees Fahrenheit or high altitude, this high-heat production can be exacerbated. While the heat generated is not enough to run the risk of fire, it is enough to shorten the life of the plasma screen television, and possibly damage some of its electronic components.

   

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8/11/2007 8:31:49 AM
Edward said:

Al plasma TVs have one or more thermal fuses, which protect from overheating. However, they will blow even if the set is off, if the room temperature gets too high. The result is a service call.




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