Cooling the Enclosed Video Projector

A question we are frequently asked is “how can we cool a video projector that’s in an enclosure?” The question we ask right back is “Why did you enclose the projector?” Video projectors are frequently enclosed, but not for the reasons of a few years ago. CRT projectors, the only game in town for many …

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Cooling Large Home Theater Installations

A previous paper (one of several available from Active Thermal Management on request) described techniques for cooling mid-size enclosures. The great majority of enclosed home theater installations involve mid-size cabinets in the 10 to 30 cubic foot range. Beyond these lie the large installations; the ones with several racks or many shelves full of equipment, …

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Blow in?? Push out?? Is it better to…

The first fundamental: In a situation where air can move freely, with little or no resistance, multiple fans should either all be used for intake of fresh air OR to exhaust hot air. (If air can really move that freely, ventilation probably isn’t much of a problem, but we’ll continue with the lesson.) We say …

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Cooling the mid-size enclosure

While there are situations in which you install basic systems in very small enclosures, such as the receiver and CD player in a bedroom nightstand, or a computer in a kitchen cabinet, and those involving elaborate systems in large enclosures, such as the 3 racks full of gear in a separate equipment room or closet, …

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