v6 -Nintendo Switch Dock Cooling Mod 3D print model

I designed this mod to help feed the Switch with colder air than what was being pulled from the heated box where the warm circuit board was located. I was able to get about a 15 degree drop in air temps going INTO the Switch. Combine that with the already cooler air going into the other port and you have a very effective cooling mod.

  • V6 reduces material used a little, less circuit board contact, increased tolerances, and easier installation
  • V3-V5 were internal builds
  • V2 adds some stability to the part from being crushed or sagging top to bottom

The mod is 100% removable, and requires NO cutting, NO soldering, and leaves NO traces of its existence behind after removal. If you damage your dock, just take the mod out, and pop it into your new dock. THAT'S IT! Almost TOO easy, isn't it! You're welcome!

PRINTING: This should be printed with the slotted end down, and the opposite end up in the air. For supports, ONLY print using supports from print bed only, otherwise you'll end up with supports INSIDE the model, which are not necessary, and not worth the extra work to remove them. I print mine at 60mm/s, 2 walls, and 2 top/bottom layers.

  • hhubbabubbahubbabubba9
    2018-07-21 01:22
    Do we have to pay for just the STL file?!?!
  • jjuntok-abot
    Buyer
    2018-09-03 12:27
    what is the recommended plastic material, whether PLA / PETG / ABS?
    • m1dn1ghtn1nj4m1dn1ghtn1nj4
      Author
      2018-09-03 15:57
      PLA is fine
      • jjuntok-abot
        Buyer
        2018-09-04 15:38
        already purchased the stl, however the 3d printing store confuse on how to print it could you email me the printing guidance pls
        • m1dn1ghtn1nj4m1dn1ghtn1nj4
          Author
          2018-09-04 19:24
          The part with the slots and the round cutout should face up, like a tower. Supports from the BUILD PLATE ONLY.
          • jjuntok-abot
            Buyer
            2019-05-24 01:18
            the build is still too thick. cant fit properly
            • m1dn1ghtn1nj4m1dn1ghtn1nj4
              Author
              2019-05-24 01:36
              Then whoever is printing it needs to calibrate their printer. The model on here is the exact model I used when printing them for my eBay customers. It also has tolerances built into the model, to make it slightly forgiving for printers that aren't near perfectly calibrated.
              • m1dn1ghtn1nj4m1dn1ghtn1nj4
                Author
                2019-05-24 01:36
                Then whoever is printing it needs to calibrate their printer. The model on here is the exact model I used when printing them for my eBay customers. It also has tolerances built into the model, to make it slightly forgiving for printers that aren't near perfectly calibrated.
    • nnzcub3y
      Buyer
      2018-12-21 03:24
      Is the STL file setup in mm or Inches? (metric vs imperial)? Going to get this printed locally in New Zealand :-)
    • nnova281
      2019-06-29 05:25
      How many grams of filament will be printed by this?
      Item Rating212
      • aandresxcz
        2020-11-17 03:51
        Recommended
      • sstockdoodle
        2020-06-27 19:34
        Recommended
        Simple, but effective.
      • jjosephpanzner
        2020-06-02 02:55
        Recommended
        Printed perfectly, works amazing! Worth the $3, for sure. Thank you!
      • kknoppersde
        2020-05-20 23:07
        Recommended
        Thank you for offering this mod. Fits perfectly into the Switch Dock.
      • zzimmy28
        2020-04-13 22:04
        Recommended
        Excellent design! Super useful for a cooling fix!
      v6 -Nintendo Switch Dock Cooling Mod
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      • Publish date2017-12-23
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