Pixelblaze Pico processor runs hot

I just wired up my new Pixelblaze v3 Pico to a 12v WS2815 neopixelstring and it’s working. But the processor chip is getting very hot. Any idea what could cause that?

I’m tapping the 12v supply to run a buck converter to get my 5v supply, and the DC at the Pixelblaze measures 5.02 volts.

Hi @Yonaguska
This is pretty normal. The esp32 pico chips run pretty hot. There’s quite a bit going on, dual 240MHz cpus and wifi, all in 7x7mm. Making sure the board can get some airflow can help.

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Thanks, that’s good to know. I appreciate your help.

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