Fitting amp upside down?

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  1. 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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    Burger Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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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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    RobMorris

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    I could build a shelf - flip it correct way and suspend it allowing some breathing space
    Cheers all
     
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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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