Receiver placed on its side?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by tcgills, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. tcgills

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    Not having much room i was wondering if my reciever could be put on its side a bit like a ps2 any thoughts thanks:confused:
     
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    Well that depends on if it draws air in, say from top to bottom not meaning like a fan in there but on convection to help keep it cool. You could check tosee if it runs warm or hot in normal position and if it runs warm try it on it's side. If it overheats it will soon cut out.
     
  3. buns

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    i recal this discussed before..... i think the conclusion was that it was risky because the arrangement will create un-necessary and potentially damaging forces on the internal components.

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    I agree, there would be to put heat traveling from component to component causing excessive heat buildup instead of heat coming off the components and out of the top. I sure this would cause the amp to cut out and could even damage certain parts.

    The only way you could do this safely is to fit fans.
     

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