[sdiy] Cooling in modular synths
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Sun Dec 26 20:51:03 CET 2021
That's it - I should do that. Thanks Peter.
On Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 8:04 PM Peter Pearson <electrocontinuo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I remember Malcolm Cecil talking about how he had wanted to run liquid nitrogen through the Faraday cage in the back of TONTO. You could try going that route.
> On Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 8:30 AM cheater cheater via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
>> 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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