Fitting amp upside down?

RobMorris

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Hello

Am I safe to fix an amp upside down under the rear shelf?
Or would it overheat?

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Generally speaking so long as there's sufficient free air flow around the amp and heatsinks it won't matter what position the amp is in so upside down should be fine.

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Not really advisable but if you use some fans to make sure it keeps cool should be okay. Build an amp box with fans to ventilate it.
 

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generally not advisable just because the way the components are installed on the boards it upsets the cooling design.

if its a low power amp i wouldnt worry
 

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I have done in the past but you really need to have a good cooling area for it to be safe. they do get pretty hot if used for prolonged hours
 

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To get round this you want to "suspend it" slightly from short hangers attached to the parcel shelf- provide there is reasonable free air space above the cooling fins you should be OK. Forced ventilation by fan is best of course.
 
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I could build a shelf - flip it correct way and suspend it allowing some breathing space
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I have installed amps upside down in my cars in the past with no problem unless the amp is run at maximum for long periods, it shouldn't get too hot.
 

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