Can anybody think of any issues that might arise from mounting my PPI phantom amps upside down? the location would be the bottom of the rear deck.
Uh...what?Bad idea in general. The internal capacitor pots DO NOT dissipate heat downward, even with the use of fans. Mounting the amp(s) upside down induces more stress in Class D rail power.
caps dont dissipate power, so heat in caps is not likely a concern.Bad idea in general. The internal capacitor pots DO NOT dissipate heat downward, even with the use of fans. Mounting the amp(s) upside down induces more stress in Class D rail power.
Okay if caps did dissipate heat then mounting them upside down is a great idea and great for caps.caps dont dissipate power, so heat in caps is not likely a concern.
mostly the issue is that heat rises. if you trap heat in the heatsinks, they will not do thier job. if you have a way to move that heat away, IE: fans, then there is no problem.
Certain amplifiers can be mounted sideways due to the heatsink location. For example the JL slash series (that had the heatsink on the side) when mounted verticle the heatsink would be on the top side (which is best for that certain amp).Wow, lots of replies. So what I take from this in simple terms, is with class D the difference in heat would be negligible given that install is done correctly. But how does this differ from mounting amps sideways or under a seat where heat can still be trapped.
You'll be fine. Mine have been like this over a year with no issues.The idea was to mount them to a baffle on the bottom of the rear deck so it will be wide open. To further aid in cooling the top side(bottom of amp) can be opened up into the cabin to further help with cooling. Just as long as im not inhibiting the amps performance or longevity due to upside mount and heat then for me that's the best place to put them.