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TOPIC: Sealed enclosure

Sealed enclosure 2 years 10 months ago #12183

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Hi
I plan to use the PWR-ICE in a sealed enclosure, but in the manual on page 9, 2.3.3 it states "...it may require a separate "sealed" enclosure..." Does this mean that I can put the amp in a subwoofer enclosure if I make a separate, but integrated, small enclosure for the amp? I plan to put it in a Dayton SWC-2CO 2.0 ft Subwoofer Cabinet with Cutouts. The cutout for the plate amp is 10"x 10" so I have to do some modifications in order to fit the PWR-ICE.
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Sealed enclosure 2 years 10 months ago #12208

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Yes, you're entirely correct. For a sub, you'd indeed want to make sure that you're building a sealed enclosure so you don't have any low frequency leaks @ high pressure.

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Sealed enclosure 2 years 10 months ago #12213

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Thanks for the reply!
How small can the enclosure be? Does the unit need air around or is all the heat transfer through the backplate?

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Sealed enclosure 2 years 10 months ago #12216

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I'd recomment to have some venting holes below and above the PWR-ICE module. While the Ice-Power Amplifier has a high efficiency it still produces some heat (you may have noticed the heatsink on the board) and the cooler it stays the better ;)
kind regards, Daniel
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Sealed enclosure 2 years 10 months ago #12217

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OK, thanks.
That means I have to make the enclosure big enough to fit two small slits.

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