Twin Cooling Fans
When used for extended periods, the heat build-up inside a compact transceiver can be a serious concern, reducing its working life. But the components in the heavy-duty TS-480HX/SAT are designed to withstand heat. What is more, it is equipped with a die-cast aluminum chassis and twin fans for enhanced cooling efficiency. And since the control panel is separate from the main unit, the fans are able to generate a powerful airflow from front to back. As a result, you can rely on this transceiver to transmit continuously for 30 minutes* without having to power down. *This figure is supplied for reference purposes only and depends on there being an ambient temperature of 25. C, antenna SWR of 1.2 or less, and nothing to obstruct the air flow generated by the cooling fans.
*SAT model has one cooling fan