Brake Calipers Temperature
How hot do brake calipers get
As we all know, brake pads will heat up under the action of friction. The greater the conflict, the higher the temperature, but we are curious, not curious about how much weather can be generated in the end?
We prepared the FLIR thermal imager to measure the brake pad. The camera showed us the brake block’s leading edge, the rotor before the brake block, the rotor through the calipers, the hub, and the back of the brake block itself.
After a period of the experiment, we found that the brake edge is the hottest part; this is due to slight corrosion on the rotor, which means that the rotor is not reflexive. The camera can read the highest temperature.
Then, there’s the friction between the wheels and the brakes that generates some heat. The heat generated by the brake passes through the wheels and, as the reels spin rapidly, is transferred to the outside air. It also has to do with the material on the wheels.
The brake disc and brake pads will not exceed 200 degrees Celsius or 392 degrees Fahrenheit in regular operation. But racing cars are different, with the brakes applied frequently and temperatures reaching 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.