Dirt Bag FAQ
- How often will I need to change the Dirt Bag?
- How do I access my external drives?
- How will I know when to change my Dirt Bag?
- It looks like it fits rather loosely. Is this right?
- How do I turn the computer off and on if it's wrapped in a bag?
- What size Dirt Bag do I need?
- Will a Dirt Bag overheat my computer?
- How is a Dirt Bag installed?
How often will I need to change the Dirt Bag?
We suggest every 6 to 12 months, depending on the environment.
How do I access my external drives?
We have developed an access door that you can attach after the Dirt Bag has been installed on your PC. The opening can be placed wherever you want it. Instructions are included with your Dirt Bag.
How will I know when to change my Dirt Bag?
The Dirt Bag captures dirt on the outside, making it easy to gauge when it is time for a replacement. Dirt accumulation reduces the effectiveness of the Dirt Bag and how often you change the Dirt Bag depends on your environment.
It looks like it fits rather loosely. Is this right?
Yes, the design is intentionally loose. This 'Breath Easy' fit allows the entire surface area of the Dirt Bag to be used for filtering incoming air. We have found that if the Dirt Bag is pulled tightly over the PC the surface area for filtering is limited, reducing the overall useful life of the Dirt Bag.
How do I turn the computer off and on if it's wrapped in a bag?
The simplest answer would be to mark the switch location on the bag. A sticker applied to the bag or simply drawing a circle around the switch with a marker.
What size Dirt Bag do I need?
Sizing Instructions: A properly fitting Dirt Bag is 1/2" to 1 1/2" larger than the width & height
Will a Dirt Bag overheat my computer?
We have run a PC for 9 months 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without any overheating challenges. Without a doubt, all new tools present some risk. Do they work? What are the downsides? Can science help?
Using advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA) technologies from ThermoAnalytics, an unprotected computers heat generation is modeled as:
The same computer with a Dirt Bag filter…
The bottom line is that there is a small increase of approximately 1°C on the video card.
Upon examination, you'll note the protected computer has a cooler top. This is due to the Dirt Bag's influence on radiation heat transfer. In this case, the Dirt Bag reflects a minimal amount of heat back, hence the cooler external thermal appearance.
How is a Dirt Bag installed?
Place your PC into the Dirt Bag.
Close the open end around the cords with the provided Velcro strap.
Install Access Door.