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High altitudes, characterized by decreased atmospheric pressure and thinner air with lower density, can significantly affect the performance of mining machines. Here are three ways how:

1. Voltage Breakdown

Mining machines are more prone to voltage breakdown at high altitudes, particularly in the power supply section. This susceptibility is heightened due to the presence of high voltage, exacerbating damage from voltage breakdown.

2. Heat Dissipation

At high altitudes, miners become less efficient at dissipating heat. The thin air carries away less heat for a given volume of air. Ambient temperature changes also greatly impact the miner and power supply, causing unstable operations.

3. Product Life

Material and lubrication evaporation from the mining machine and power supply fan accelerates at high altitudes. This shortens the lifespan of the fan and increases the likelihood of failure.

Common Plateau Mining Areas

The following table lists some of the common highland area mines:

Country State/Province City Average Altitude (m)
USA Colorado Leadville 3094
USA Wyoming Jackson 1890
USA New Mexico Taos 2117
USA Utah Park City 2100
Canada Alberta Banff 1383
Canada British Columbia Revelstoke 480
Mexico Chihuahua Creel 2350
Mexico Jalisco Real de Catorce 2750

(Note: Values are average urban elevations. Exact measurements are based on the mining site.)

Operating Altitude Standards for Mining Machines

To ensure the longevity of the miner, it’s recommended to operate the miner at an altitude of less than 2000m. If your mining site is above this altitude, consider keeping replacement parts on hand, especially for the power supply and fan. You may refer to the 2% standard for stocking; if the mining machine base is large, the number of single spare parts should not exceed 30.