Clarius scanners are designed with magnesium shells and specialised heat dissipation technology that maximises thermal efficiency. Depending on the model and revision, Clarius scanners are designed for scans that range from 10 - 30 minutes in duration.
- First generation scanners may reach a maximum time of continuous scanning after 15 - 20 minutes
- Second generation scanners (HD) may reach a maximum time continuous scanning after 30 - 45 minutes
If the maximum temperature is reached, the App will display a message, and you will have 30 seconds before the scanner automatically shuts down. Once the device has a reduced temperature, you will be able to scan again.
For all cases, there are options to help increase continuous scanning time if a procedure is taking longer than expected, or if you are using the scanner for educational purposes. Options include:
- Purchasing the fan accessory to reduce heat generated on the surface. Fans turn on automatically after a certain temperature is reached, and draw minimal battery power to operate
- Turn on Eco Mode from the App interface to reduce power consumption while scanning
Note that even if the scanner is off and not imaging, the fan may run to reduce temperature, depending on the current sensor readings.