The Antbox is the product of Bitmain released in March 2018. It is basically a small mining farm fits into a container. It can hold as many as 324 units of S9 miner. This product saves the trouble of building a mining farm from scratch.
We visited the manufacturer in Shenzhen, in this piece, we will reveal more details about this product.
|Internal dimensions||5640*2110*2765mm (L*W*H)|
|External dimensions||5850*2300*3070mm (L*W*H)|
|Incoming cable||(YJV-0.6/1KV 400)*4+YJV-0.6/1KV 240*1|
|3150KVA transformer||can support 6 ANTBOX work|
|2500KVA transformer||can support 5 ANTBOX work|
|Loading and unloading||Users need to bring their own 5-10 tons of cranes to load and unload ANTBOX|
|Accessories||ANTBOX does not contain the following components: transformers, stairs, walkway boards, cables, bridges, cable distribution boxes, etc.|
|Note||Before using ANTBOX, users need to do the ground hardening to ensure the stability of the environment during mining. Generally, a single ANTBOX is required to complete 6 tons of ground hardening work.|
The Antbox looks just like a container which is made of high strength steel. The size is: 5.85m*2.3m*3.07m. The weight is around 3 tons.
The box is covered in glazed varnish which is moist resistant.
In the corners, there are holes for fixating.
The door is equipped with smart lock which opens with the key or swiping the card.
The blinds of the windows are made of steel which can be adjusted by hydraulic pump.
The net behind the blinds is made of iron net, plastic net and dust-preventing net.
The side of air outlet.
Inside of the ANTBOX, on the left it is the shelf to place the miners, and on the right, it is the power controller.
There are 3 rows of shelves, each shelf has 9 levels. Each level has an independent air switch and can hold 12 sets of miners and accessories. In total, the Antbox can accommodate 324 units miners.
Light above the Antbox.
The very inside of the Antbox。
3cm thick of insulation of the floor.
The windows are placed on each side of the box, the top and bottom are enclosed. One side is installed with cooling curtain to cool down the air outlet. This is better than using fans in traditional farms.
In addition, 6 ways of multiple-unit assembling are supported by the manufacturer to cater to different needs.
The box we observed has been sitting outdoors for a while, but inside there is no sign of any wear.
The manufacturer provides technical support for this product and the warranty is a year.
There are 3 requirements to meet for using the ANTBOX：weight-supporting, power and space.
- First, to take S9 as an example, each S9 weighs 4.1kg, each power supply weighs 2kg, so324 units will weigh about 2 tons. With the weight of the box itself, the position to place the box should be able to support a weight of 5 tons.
- Second, power consumption of each S9 is around 1400w, in total the Antbox requires 500kw of power.
- Third, for ventilation, the air inlet on the right side needs around 16 meters of space and the left side 10 meters.
Installation is not difficult. First, connect power source to the miner.
Then put it on the shelf, the power supply is placed above the miner, and connect the ethernet cords and power cables.
Each level of the shelf is about 26.5 high, which can accommodate most miner models and submodels of the manufacturer, as you can see in the following picture.
ANTBOX comes along with mining monitor software. It is convenient to monitor and control it.
Mining farm with Antbox combinations
The first combination consists of 6 Antboxes placed as 2 levels. The second combination consists of 8 Antboxes.
To the left in the picture, there is a door on each level. And there is a ladder leading to the second level.
On the same side with the ladder, it is the air outlet. As you can see through the blinds, there are different models of miners. 16 Antbox contains 4536 units of miners.
The 4536units take up about 100㎡. And there is space left for ventilation as you can see.
There are 2 small windows for looking into inside.
The water cooling curtains on the back pumps up water from the water tanks.
The water recycles but needs to be filled up from time to time.
The following picture shows the inside of the combinations. On the right side, it is the power control cabinet.
Fire extinguishers by the door.
Miners in working.
The temperature inside is 19℃.
The small screen on the power control cabinet shows the power conditions. Under the green and red rights, there are 3 switches, which are the blinds controls.
Below, it is the master switch.
The below three red switches controls each of the 3 rows of the shelf.
The back of the shelves, i.e., the air outlet side.
Temperature near the water curtains is 15℃.
Temperature of the miner inlet is 31℃.
Temperature of the miner inlet is 42℃.
The noise level inside is 82dBa.
The noise level near the air outlet is 80dBa。
The noise level 10 meters away from the Antbox is 76dBa。
Picture of some other details.
- ANTBOX is a product with high technology standards. It can bring great convenience to massive mining.
- The temperature control is sophisticated. With the water curtains, the temperature is kept as low as 19℃ which helps with the stability of mining performance.
- Noise is kept very low.
- The design and look of the product is simple, practical and of great quality.
- Safety is ensured by insulated floors and professional power control.
- Great convenience. It’s mobile and easy to set up.
- With the remote monitoring software, it’s convenient to control the farm.
- Consultation and customization provided by the manufacturer. One year warranty provided.