Avalon A1246 Bitcoin Miner Machine In-Depth review

Canaan is one of the oldest manufacturers of Bitcoin miner machines. They released the latest generation of Avalon Bitcoin miner machines in September 2020. This miner is the Avalon A1246. The Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine is known for its high computing power. Canaan has released ten generations of miner machines before this mode. This miner machine is the 11th generation of mining machines from Canaan. They release one generation of miner machines every year. So, Canaan has got more than ten plus years of experience in designing and manufacturing Bitcoin miner machines. It is really a massive experience.

The Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine runs in a. stable condition when the ambient temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius. 90 T is the measured average computing power of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine. 105 T is the peak computing power of this miner machine. The energy efficiency of this miner machine is 38 J/T. All the previous generations of miners had energy efficiency lower than 30 J/T. According to the specification from the manufacturer, the energy efficiency ratio of this miner machine is in the range of 30 J/T to 40 J/T.

Official Parameters of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine

We will have a look at the various specifications of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine. The hash rate of this miner machine is 90 TH/s. 3420 W is the total power consumption of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine. This mining machine comes with an energy efficiency ratio of 38 J/Th.

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We will evaluate one of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machines and share our thoughts on this miner machine.

The image below is the out of the box photos for the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine

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This miner machine comes in a five layer special hard carton box. A pearl foam board is used for holding the miner machine inside this carton box. It provides the necessary protection for the miner machine during the shipping process. In addition, it helps to provide a good shockproof effect. You can see the different compliance information of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine on the surface of the carton box.

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When you open the box, you will be able to find an Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine and a power cable. It is a 16 A power cable. The total length of this power cable is around 1.5 m.

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You can see the power supply of the miner machine on the right side. It is an integrated power supply.

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The Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine comes in a rectangular shape. The chassis of this miner machine is made using aluminum alloy. The chassis is really thick and strong. You can place the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine in the horizontal position as well as the vertical position. The positioning of the miner is decided by your rack size.

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You can see the logo of the Avalon on the other side of the miner machine.

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When you move from the left to right side of the miner, you will be able to view the system reset button, interface for the Ethernet cable, status indicator lights (yellow, green, and red), and the power interface for the fan and the function button.

 

You can see a couple of colling fans on the bottom part of the miner. It will be there in the front section of the miner. These fans help to remove the excess heat from the miner machine. These are 12 cm fans. They come with a rating of 12 V at 5 A. There is an external protective cover provided for the cooling fans. The air enters the miner machine through this side.

 

The cooling fan comes with a four wire interface. You can see a snapped connector on one end of the wire.

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You can see the controller on the top of the You will be able to view the system reset button. The controller is the Kanzhi K210 Dual core controller. It is a 64-bit chip. It is widely used in many intelligent electronic devices. The encryption algorithm is incorporated into the main controller chip. It helps to protect the system from any kind of virus or theft.

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You will be able to see a couple of cooling fans on the back side of the miner machine. These are 12 v fans that come in 12 cm size. They are rated for 4.5 A. There is a protective cover provided for these fans. It not only protects the fans but also the user. The hot air gets released from this side of the miner machine.

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You can view the bottom of the miner in this image.

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The important physical parameters of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine are given below.

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Now, we will see the installation and debugging of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine.

 

There are certain precautionary measures to be taken before installing and running the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine. These measures are given below.

 

1. You need to ensure to use a high-quality Ethernet cable for connecting the miner machine to the router. If you use a low quality cable for the connection. It will result in poor transmission of signals and thereby affects the stability of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine.

 

2. The Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine comes with a large operating power since it has got high computing power. The total power consumed by the miner machine will be more than 3000 W. It is the reason why the manufacturer has provided a 16 A power cable along with the miner machine. So, you need to ensure to plug this cable into the 16 A socket. The Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine will be in operation for a long time. So, if you don’t provide the right socket, the plug, and the wire will get heated up. It will affect the performance of the mining machine. Also, ensure to use a reliable socket for providing the power.

 

3. There is a chance that the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine can get mishandled during the shipping process. Once you receive the machine, you can give it a shake to see if any sounds are coming. If you hear any abnormal sounds from the machine while shaking, it indicates that some parts in the machine might have fallen. You can get in touch with the manufacturer to fix this issue.

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The Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine is an easy to install machine. You just need to connect the ethernet cable to the machine. The other end of the cable needs to be connected to the router. After that, you can connect the power cable of the miner machine.

 

Now comes the debugging part.

 

Once you switch On the miner machine, the miner will start functioning immediately. You can see solid green indicator lights in the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine.

 

You can set the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine in two ways. In the first method, you can make use of the official cluster management software settings. You can download the software from their official site. The link is given below:

 

https://canaan-creative.com/service/a10

 

You will be able to find the user manual also in the Canaan official site.

 

In the second method, you can make use of the internet browser in the computer that is connected to the LAN. Here, you can see the miner operations.

 

The IP address is assigned automatically to the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine once it is started. It is a default process. You can check your router to find this assigned IP address of the miner. Now you need to open the network browser and input this IP address. It will take you to the login page of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine. You can see the Avalon logo here. The default username and password will be root if it is a new machine. You can use these details and enter them to see the different parameters of the miner machine.

 

It is easy to set up the mining pool for the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine. It is a one-step process. You just need to enter the mining pool details.

 

Other pages in the background are shown below.

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Now comes the testing part.

This test is conducted in the southern region. The temperature during the day is around 30 degrees Celsius. So, we will come to know the performance of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine during the summer season.

 

There are no complex settings in the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine. Some of the Bitcoin miner machines come with complex settings for miner frequency, speed of rotation of fan, voltage, etc. This miner machine is like a plug and play device.

 

Once you power ON the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine, the computing power will quickly jump to 90 T. It will happen in a very short period of time. The speed of rotation of the fan is around 6800 rpm during this time. The Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine is made to run for a long duration. The average computing power of the miner machine is around 90.05 T during this test. 105 T is the maximum computing power of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine. The minim value of computing power is around 78 T. There were no major fluctuations in the computing power value.

 

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When the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine is under normal operation, the average computing power of the mine is around 90 T. The total power consumed by the miner machine is around 3508 W.

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Now, we will measure the level of noise from the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine. The noise level is around 93.1 dBa. This measurement is at a distance of 20 cm from the miner machine. The speed of rotation of the fan is around 6800 rpm during this time.

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Now, we will measure the temperature at various locations of the miner machine. The inside temperature of the miner is around 31 degrees Celsius. The temperature measured near the air inlet side is around 26.3 degrees Celsius.

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28 degrees Celsius temperature is recorded at the air outlet side of the miner machine.

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The temperature on the miner chassis is around 29 degrees Celsius.

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Summary of Evaluation of Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine

We will summarize our evaluation findings of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine.

  1. The Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine comes with an integrated power supply. You can place this miner machine in vertical as well as horizontal positions. It allows you to use the miner machine in different types of rack arrangements. It is really a powerful Bitcoin miner machine with a computing power of 90 T. So, you can use it easily in a small space.
  2. The installation process of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine is really simple. There is only one step setting for the mining pool. The cluster management software provided by the manufacturer helps to manage many such miner machines at a time. In addition, it makes the maintenance process easy.
  3. The controller used in the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine comes with a built-in AI feature. It provides powerful security to the miner. It is capable of identifying viruses in the operating system and the machine. It also helps to prevent the machine from being stolen.
  4. The operations of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine are found to be stable. The cooling fans at the front and the back side of the miner help to improve the heat dissipation efficiency. The measured long-term computing power of the miner machine is 90 T. it matches the specifications shared by the manufacturer.
  5. The ultra-low energy feature of the mining machine is really impressive. It comes with an energy consumption ratio of 38.8 T. It makes the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine the leader among the Bitcoin miner machines.
  6. The simple and stable mining operation of the Avalon 1246 Bitcoin miner machine is really impressive.

 

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