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So I have spent all day working on a new enclosure(to add a little extra cubic feet for my type r's). I built a lift-able trunk floor mat with hinges to show off the amp. However, the amp is starving for some ventilation. The amp is enclosed to the top by 3/4 mdf planned down to about 22/33/ to allow carpet to match natural curves in the trunk floor. The amp is cover to the top by lexan to show it off, and to the bottom it sits on a piece of mdf with dynamat. It is Currently only recieving about 1.0 cubic foot of airspace. I had thought about hooking up two 12vdc fans. (one for intake, the other out). Could really use suggestions or relevant info.
Done this on multiple occasions. I would recommend some small "notebook CPU" type fans rather than CPU case fans. Something like 2 of these would move enough air.
You COULD use a small case fan like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835221015 but it'd probably be overkill and much more visible unless your amp rack/enclosure is big enough to mount them like this http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/664/amprack1.jpg
Thanks QuikWgn! Just needed confirmation that those fans really do work. I think i'm gonna go with the higher rpm'ss model, prolly about .4amps. It would be stupid to worry about the sound(hum) of the fan because it will only be on with the Rockford is pumping out some major watts. I just changed my entire set up today so lots of new stuff and a really unique look, just don't want to hurt my amps. Also, J Ro and Tiger recommended changing my 4ga wire from the battery to the dist block to 2ga, so i went ahead and changed it to 1ga mining wire lol. Higher quailty copper and rated at <.01 oxygen. Seriously, that wire is no joke, I would recommend it to anyone. It is just super heavy, about 5 ft. is right at 9 lbs with terminal leads.
Might want to IM TigerHeli on the installation of cooling fans. He has some pretty good information on how to wire them up with replays and whatnot. I've only use one fan before in the past and tapped into the remote wire and amp's ground for power, it worked, but I was later informed of how bad of an idea it was at the time. I ended up just removing the fan as my amp really didn't need it.
IbdIt would be stupid to worry about the sound(hum) of the fan because it will only be on with the Rockford is pumping out some major watts.
There's the silent passages between songs also, but I doubt you would hear the hum of a trunk mouted fan in the cabin.
The fans only draw around 0.3 - 0.4 amperes, but that's too much for the remote turn on circuit. At minimum you want a relay, but a cool idea is to wire in a thermistor so the fan turns on only above a certain temperature.
Hope This Helps!!!
Anyone else have suggestions?
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TigerHeliAt minimum you want a relay, but a cool idea is to wire in a thermistor so the fan turns on only above a certain temperature.
Darn it I started to say this before reading your post and then I while just going back to check what QuikWgn had said I went ahead and read your post and then stopped making my post . I guess it's true, great minds do think alike LOL.
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