Miners are designed for long-term operation; there is no power switch or shutdown button. However, if you must turn off the miner, keep the following points in mind:
- Avoid powering off the miner in high humidity environments. The miner generates substantial heat and, when turned off, the temperature drop can cause condensation and moisture, leading to circuit corrosion over time.
- Do not turn off the main circuit breaker directly; power off the miners one by one in an orderly manner. Batch power outages can cause voltage surges, potentially damaging the miner due to the high power requirements.
When the miner loses its network connection, it will automatically attempt to reconnect. After multiple reconnection attempts, the miner may shut down for protection. Similar to the power outage scenario, the miner’s temperature changes significantly when powered down, increasing the risk of corrosion due to condensation in high-humidity environments.
If the miner is disconnected from the network, it cannot mine effectively but continues to consume electricity. When the expected disconnection time exceeds 15 minutes, cut off the power directly. When cutting off the network, always cut off the power supply first.
In summary, both power outages and network disconnections can impact running miners, potentially causing temperature fluctuations, corrosion, and equipment damage. Minimize these risks by taking appropriate precautions and adhering to proper powering-off and network disconnection procedures.
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