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Why Is My SmartFade ML Losing Patch Or Show Data When It Is Unplugged?


The SmartFade's memory involves a capacitor that must be charged to retain saved data. While the capacitor charges within 30 seconds of receiving power, it takes 2 to 4 weeks of no power for the capacitor to completely drain. 

To support the function of the DRAM, a SmartFade console should not be unplugged from power for more than 2 weeks.


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