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Need help with a temperature issue

BoyInBlue
06-16-2010, 07:52 PM
This may be the wrong board but I figured you guys may have similar set up dealing with projectors. The issue I'm having is this. All of my components( xbox,ps3, receiver, cable box) are hidden away in a closet. They are set up on an open stand so air flow is not a problem but these things give off some major heat. I'm trying to keep the closet door closed just for the clean look but am I doing damage having my items in the closet with no air flow? It's not extreme temps but its hot. Any recomendations?

oblioman
06-16-2010, 08:29 PM
This may be the wrong board but I figured you guys may have similar set up dealing with projectors. The issue I'm having is this. All of my components( xbox,ps3, receiver, cable box) are hidden away in a closet. They are set up on an open stand so air flow is not a problem but these things give off some major heat. I'm trying to keep the closet door closed just for the clean look but am I doing damage having my items in the closet with no air flow? It's not extreme temps but its hot. Any recomendations?

Heat kills electronics. At best it shortens their lifes. If your are able to insert louvres at the top and bottom of the doors, do so. If you be not to concerned about aethetics,,,just drill a series of 1/2 to 3/4 inch holes along the bottom of the doors and repeat at the top. This will give you a chimney effect to pull cool air from the bottom and push hot air out the top.

Loves2Watch
06-16-2010, 09:23 PM
We set up my neighbors equipment in a small closet and to deal with the heat we installed a bathroom exhaust fan in the ceiling of the closet and it works great...:D

BoyInBlue
06-16-2010, 11:28 PM
thanks for the ideas

borromini
06-17-2010, 10:57 AM
Even just a grille (no fan) installed in the ceiling of the closet will allow the heat to escape and not build up.