[sdiy] Cooling in modular synths

cheater cheater cheater00social at gmail.com
Sun Dec 26 14:26:12 CET 2021

That would mean each cabinet is up to, what, 36W? 45W? Given the
outside area of the cabinet I wouldn't think that it needs cooling,

So why do older polysynths need cooling? Was semiconductor technology
just loads more inefficient?

On Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 4:37 AM bbob <fluxmonk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just the power supplies, i've never noticed any individual modules running hot.  I use mostly power-one or condor PSs, which have substantial aluminum frames that do a good job as heat sinks, as long as there's free convective  air movement around them they seem fine without fans.  imy main DIY has 3 cabinets with 4 or 5 frac racks @ - i haven't measured individual module current draw, but each cabinet has it's own 3amp supply, seems fine.
> flxmnky
> On Sat, Dec 25, 2021 at 9:57 PM cheater cheater via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
>> Hi all, I was wondering how people approach cooling in modular synths.
>> Specifically larger systems. Do you find that having free convection
>> or even forced cooling is necessary?
>> Also, what sort of power draw do your synths have?
>> Thanks
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