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Author Topic: Bartop cooling/power questions?  (Read 242 times)

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ivwshane

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Bartop cooling/power questions?
« on: November 29, 2017, 09:45:43 pm »
I'm building a bartop and I need to add some cooling to it (pi, lcd, mini amp). My question is how are people powering the fans? I'll have a power strip which will power the pi, the lcd, amp, and the led light strip. What are my options?

I could also go passive cooled and have holes on the bottom of the cab and on the back but I don't know if that's enough.

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Re: Bartop cooling/power questions?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 10:01:33 pm »
You can use dual usb fans and power it by a normal plug.
Use one fan as intake and the other as out.

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Re: Bartop cooling/power questions?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 01:38:34 am »
I Powered the 4 of my fans by splicing an AC adapter that I plugged into the switched/controlled outlets of a smart strip. Pretty sure this is common practice around here.

I think I followed this video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WkJ0AD59EYw

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Re: Bartop cooling/power questions?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 02:37:02 am »
No need to have much cooling on a Pi build.

A few well placed air vents and a heat sink and fan on the Pi should suffice.

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Re: Bartop cooling/power questions?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 04:02:01 am »
I Powered the 4 of my fans by splicing an AC adapter that I plugged into the switched/controlled outlets of a smart strip. Pretty sure this is common practice around here.

I think I followed this video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WkJ0AD59EYw

If I decide the go with active cooling this is what I'll probably do. I have a ton of computer fans laying around and a ton of small power supplies as well.

Thanks for the video, it was quite informative.

  
 

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