I was wondering what the limiting factor for the upper end of the operating temperature is, and what could go wrong if used in a room that can exceed 82 F.
For one thing, the electronics would not be very happy. As you can tell by watching the laser, the galvanometers are moving pretty fast and are dumping a fair bit of heat as a result. At higher temperatures, the electronics would get that much hotter. You’d see the same thing happen with a laptop or any piece of electronic equipment operating at those temperatures.
Also, keeping IPA at elevated temperatures speeds evaporation, meaning you’d need better ventilation and you’d have to keep replacing your IPA as it disappears into the air.
And my shop is the other end of the spectrum: about 65 degrees F.
Excellent results w/ my Form1+ however.
(Wisconsin winters… )