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helton333
02-20-2013, 12:47 PM
I have a 205V (X1) - does anybody know if they make a blower tube splitter (Y), where I can take some air flow off the left to put on the amp? My amp gets crazy hot on really hot days when we are cranking it, and no wonder, no air flow in that compartment.

milkmania
02-20-2013, 01:24 PM
I'm just split ballin' here, I know it's 3/4 inch.... not 3 or 4 inch but you get the idea of what you'd need

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STANDARD-3-4-INCH-PVC-Y-CONNECTOR-BOAT-HOSE-FITTING-/200565384610


and aside from that, just about any HVAC shop could probably put something together for you.... but sheetmetal won't do well in marine applications

Rockman
02-20-2013, 01:50 PM
How about using a PVC Y and put stubs off of the Y and connect the blower hose over the stubs?

Basically the same idea that Milk is referring to...

onewheat
02-20-2013, 01:54 PM
I have a splitter for the heat hose in the boat so I know they are available somewhere. You can probably find one cheaper, but if you are in a pinch, you could get that part from your friendly neighborhood MC dealer. I believe it is 3" which would work with a blower hose perfectly.

Sodar
02-20-2013, 02:00 PM
That seems like a long run for the blower. Is your blower installed in the engine compartment? Where are your amps?

Blowers are cheap. I would just install a secondary blower dedicated for the stereo equipment.

http://www.amazon.com/Rule-140-Marine-Blower-3-Inch/dp/B000O8AZ8K

Rockman
02-20-2013, 02:10 PM
That seems like a long run for the blower. Is your blower installed in the engine compartment? Where are your amps?

Blowers are cheap. I would just install a secondary blower dedicated for the stereo equipment.

http://www.amazon.com/Rule-140-Marine-Blower-3-Inch/dp/B000O8AZ8K

Yes, that is an excellent idea...then you do not have any engine exhaust blowing on a warm amp...that could be bad!

willyt
02-20-2013, 02:10 PM
another, pricier option is buying a new amp... class D would keep it much cooler in there

willyt
02-20-2013, 02:12 PM
That seems like a long run for the blower. Is your blower installed in the engine compartment? Where are your amps?


i think he means the air intakes... on the 205V they're on the sides of the gunwales in the observer's storage compartment.

Memo
02-20-2013, 02:21 PM
Heater Craft has 2" or 3" "Y"s for the heaters. They also carry the black vent hose.

http://www.heatercraft.com/2-inch-air-y-adapter/

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQpj_I-1_Ir-xeHkUOIftdwjNhXmBVdpiS68gRMBXtY2D4woekvBw

milkmania
02-20-2013, 02:22 PM
in the limousine, there is AC/Heat ductwork similar to the bilge ductwork these boats use.... but, it's smaller:(
as mentioned, a dedicated Atwood blower with fresh air hose/plumbing would be a better option

http://www.mtgparts.com/duct-hoses-louvers-adapters/2-1/2-duct-hose-y/

helton333
02-20-2013, 03:48 PM
blower pickups are in front of windshield and amp is right below that - Thanks - will try to hunt one of these down. PVC would be too heavy and hard to try and mount - I would think at least.

Gnargnar
02-20-2013, 03:55 PM
What about a 12v computer fan from radio shack? Used one in my car a few years ago to blow air over the amp

Cobra Rob
02-20-2013, 04:06 PM
I installed a fan like this to blow across my amps

http://www.amazon.com/Stinger-SGJ78-8-25-Inch-Cross-Flow-Fan/dp/B001HHSPYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361390759&sr=8-1&keywords=stinger+fan

jk13
02-20-2013, 05:24 PM
Just asking the basics:

1. Is the amp mounted on spacers or stand-offs so air can get behind it, or is it tight against the carpet?
2. Do you stow your gear tight up against the amp, or is there space in front of it as well as behind?
3. Is the amp running an "easy" impedance for it (4 ohms vs. 2 ohms)?

If the answer to one or both of the first two is no--fix that first. Otherwise any local car audio specialist should have an inexpensive 12v fan like Rob showed that may help. That is a pretty large compartment and you shouldn't be hitting thermal protection on a regular basis.