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storage door/area cooling solution for amp?

adamsrotors

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I'm in an AR190 and running a 1000 watt 4-channel and upgrading/adding speakers to my set-up and concerned with cooling.
was planning to install it in the storage area under glove box/head unit and was thinking about a vent or something on the door panel...
any ideas/tips? anyone else have a better location or solution?
 

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I'm sure it would be fine as many boats come with huge stereo systems and none of them have additional cooling fans or vents as far as I can tell. However if you do feel like your amp would require cooling I'd just buy a CPU style fan to run it across the amp to circulate air and remove any excessive stagnant heat. I think you'll be fine though.
 

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The inner part of the hull is all open. Stick your head in the compartment and you'll see what I mean. Cooling should not be a problem.
 

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I'm in an AR190 and running a 1000 watt 4-channel and upgrading/adding speakers to my set-up and concerned with cooling.
was planning to install it in the storage area under glove box/head unit and was thinking about a vent or something on the door panel...
any ideas/tips? anyone else have a better location or solution?
As the others stated, it's fairly open - as long as there is some air to dissipate heat, it shouldn't be an issue. Especially with the Class-D digital amps.
 

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I have a different set up than u but mine cut out from too hot once last year. I have a fan and a rheostat im putting in to controll it. I can turn it on as I need it. Waaaaay over kill but it's what I had laying around.
 

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I don't know if it really helps or not, but I have always used some type of spacer to give a little extra room between the mounting board and the amp. I feel like it gives a little more air around the amp, especially if you are using any type of carpet, but again I have no evidence it helps.
 
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