Componant rack getting hot!

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  1. Andy_Bu

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    Hi all,

    I am not sure if this is the correct place for this or not so please move if needed.


    My home theater project was complete enough that I could assemble and populate my component rack.

    The component rack is a closed door cabinet, with a glass front door and an open back.

    Starting at the bottom and working up, these are the components, each on its own shelf.

    HK7200 Receiver
    VCR
    Tivo
    DVD Player
    Sat Receiver


    The HK receiver is huge and seems to be giving off a tremendous amount of heat. The VCR that sits on the shelf above it was warm to the touch.

    I am going to give maximum space between the receiver and the vcr to allow for more air flow but I am wondering whether I should investigate a small fan to help with air flow?

    And if I was to investigate a small fan, do you have any recommendations of where to look?

    Thank you,

    Andy
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Andy,

    You can get small fans at Radio Shack or any other electronics-oriented store. But first you might want to make sure your HK has adequate ventilation. There should be at least 4” between it and the shelf above it. If there is, there shouldn’t be anything to worry about.

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  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Andy,

    You can get small fans at Radio Shack or any other electronics-oriented store. But first you might want to make sure your HK has adequate ventilation. There should be at least 4” between it and the shelf above it. If there is, there shouldn’t be anything to worry about.

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  4. Andy_Bu

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    Hi Wayne,

    Thank you for the info.


    This is the first thing I will fix tonight.

    One other item that I was worried about was that the receiver is pretty tight in the rack (the receiver is HUGE). I need to see if it vents out the side or only out the top. Hopefully it just vents out the top and if I give it some head room that will help.


    Andy
     
  5. Roy Lumsden

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    One thought is to rearrange the rack and put the receiver at the top. The amplifiers create the most waste heat and, if placed at the top, shouldn't be a problem for the other components. Adding a small exhaust fan above the receiver is also a good idea but, be aware that it will pull more dust into your cabinet.

    Roy
     

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