Litecoin has a market cap of $2.56 billion, garnering popularity for its faster transaction speed and user-friendly algorithm. Due to Litecoin miners' demand, Bitmain started designing and producing Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) hardware for Litecoin mining. Antminer L3+ is part of the hardware.
About Antminer L3+
Antminer L3+ is a custom-made mining device for Litecoin, and it uses the same hardware components for mining coins based on the Scrypt algorithm. The Antminer L3+ is an upgraded model of the L3, and in terms of performance and competition, the Antminer L3+ is better.
Antminer L3+ contains BM1485, one of the first Litecoin ASIC chips giving it a faster hashing power. The miner comes with 288 of such ASIC chips, making it more efficient than other Litecoin miners in the market. The Antminer L3+ has similarities with Antminer S9, and both have the same side. Due to the compact design and efficient cooling system, the miner can be used anywhere - in mining farms and residential areas.
The Antminer L3+ is equipped with the AM335x 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessor, a control board that ensures your mining blocks are submitted immediately. The device has a high-grade aluminum shell, which protects the device from dust and heat, with two fans at the front and rear for cooling. Antminer L3+ uses a combination of convection and conduction to enhance the cooling capacity. This cooling method helps keep mining operations stable. Even at maximum capacity, the L3+ emits no more heat than the latest terahash miners, which is an added advantage.
The L3+ has high-quality aluminum heat sinks installed on every chip, and this feature brings up the heat-absorbing capacity. The two fans at the end of the tubes are positioned so that hot air is immediately dispersed by bringing in cooler air at fast rates. The heat absorption process shows the L3+ was designed for maximum power while keeping the environment cool.
Antminer L3+ has an easy-to-use User Interface (UI). From the miner status to chip info, speed and temperature, the UI is easy to handle. One needs to enter a wallet address, configure the mining pool for the device to start mining. There is also an option for firmware updates in the future.
One of the criteria for getting a miner is the hash rate. The Antminer L3+ has a maximum hash rate of 504Mh/s. It's almost twice the speed of its previous model, Antminer L3, which was 255H/s.
The electricity consumed mostly depends on the power supply unit you are using, the operating temperature, and the meter measuring power input accuracy. Power consumption is an essential factor that determines the profitability of miners. You have to calculate the cost according to the electricity rates of the country or area. Antminer L3+ consumes around 800W of power, which is two times the power consumption of its predecessor.
If you are mining in a residential area, it is best to place the Antminer L3+ in a spacious, well-ventilated room. The L3+ generates between 70 to 80db of noise while mining. This noise level is between a vacuum cleaner and a food blender's noise level.
Size is an essential factor as bigger and bulkier devices take up too much space and aren't easy to move. In mining farms, when increasing the number of rigs, the size of a miner is essential. Smaller devices make it easy to stack and connect. Antminer L3+ has dimensions of 35cm x 13cm x 19cm, making it compact and more comfortable to handle.
Though there is an option to overclock the performance of L3+ chips, overclocking nulls the manufacturer's warranty, whether one wants to overclock or underclock, whatever one decides to do with the clock speeds Interface (UI) helps one in monitoring everything. To operate at maximum capacity, the miner needs an appropriate power supply unit. Unfortunately, Antminer L3+ doesn't come with a plug-in power supply. One needs to purchase the PSU separately to run correctly.
The profitability of a miner depends on the electricity rates and market conditions in the area. Antminer L3+ will make a profit when the market favors the algorithm and top coin.
Algorythm Hashrate Consumption Efficiency Profitability
Scrypt 504Mh/s 800W 1.587j/Mh -$0.14/day
Disclaimer: The Above Profit Table is a carefully calculated estimate based on known real-time factors and Parameters. The actual values may or may not vary significantly from the values provided in the table above. The Above table is only meant to provide insights and afford Ideas to any cryptocurrency miner looking to purchase this particular Pr