NanoPi M4 SBC Metal Case
The NanoPi M4 is a very high-quality SBC, but with the RK3399 CPU, Heat becomes an issue with temperatures starting from 50C in idle mode and much higher in stressed operation modes. To overcome this issue, the board needs extensive cooling to reduce temperatures to operate optimally and that’s where the new Heatsink comes in very handy.
In FriendlyElec’s previous Heat-sink design, the company solution was attaching the NanoPi M4 board to a massive Heatsink block made from an aluminum material produced in a CNC manufacturing process. The idea was good attaching this massive heat-sink with four screws against the CPU chip and it did produce good cooling results, but it still leaves the board help open, partially exposed to the outside environment.
The new well-crafted metal case design makes sure the board is completely mounted inside a closed case. FriendlyElec included a few extra items. A small cooling fan is assembled at the bottom of the case protected by a grill, with a thermal pad for the CPU, a pair of external Wi-Fi antennas, and an NVMe SSD Adaptor board.
Industrial and Home Usage
With this new case design, you can expect improved cooling and maximum protection for the board, which makes it ideal to use outdoors as well as indoors at home. For industrial applications, it can also be mounted in different positions, Horizontally or vertically (As shown in slideshow photos).
NanoPi-M4/V2 Metal Case (Basic Kit)
NanoPi-M4/V2 Metal Case (Standard Kit)
(NVMe SSD Adapter Included)
Metal Case (Side views)
NanoPi M4 + NVMe SSD Adaptor Board
The metal case kit Items
- 1x Metal case with top, bottom, and fan pad
- 1x Cooling fan
- 1x NVMe SSD adapter with M3 screw
- 2x Dual-band IPX to SMA antennas
- 8x Philips Screw (M2.5×6 mm)
- 4x Socket Head Screw (M2.5×6 mm)
- 4x M2.5×16.6+4 mm Screw Post x4
- 4x Screw (M1.6×6 mm)
- 1x Screwdriver
- 4x rubber pads
- 1x thermal pad
Price and Availability
NanoPi M4 Metal Case w/ Cooling Fan
The bottom line…
An Excellent Cheap Cooling Solution