Frank Federman

Cooling the (almost) impossible enclosure

The installer will, more often than he would like, run into a home theater installation in a cabinet that seems impossible to cool. You’ve probably run into it (or one very much like it) yourself…. It’s built-in, of course, and can’t be moved....

Cooling the Enclosed Video Projector

A question we are frequently asked is “how can we cool a video projector that’s in an enclosure?” The question we ask right back is “Why did you enclose the projector?” Video projectors are frequently enclosed, but not for the reasons of...

Cooling Large Home Theater Installations

A previous paper (one of several available from Active Thermal Management on request) described techniques for cooling mid-size enclosures. The great majority of enclosed home theater installations involve mid-size cabinets in the 10 to 30 cubic foot range. Beyond...

Blow in?? Push out?? Is it better to…

The first fundamental: In a situation where air can move freely, with little or no resistance, multiple fans should either all be used for intake of fresh air OR to exhaust hot air. (If air can really move that freely, ventilation probably isn’t much of a...