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    hey guys

    looking into putting my 360 in my car, it will sit just behind the centre console, between the centre console and the rear seat.

    given its location, could i crank air con (freezing cold) into the unit when in use from the centre console points?

    dont give any thought to the inconvenience of cold air, as, i can close all other vents, and the heat will come out hot anyway (once passed through the 360)

    its more for show purposes so its not an overused item, but i still want it there

    the air will be pushed into the cases sides (when horizontal) or top/bottom (when vertical) depending on how you would like to see it, then passed out the back

    would this work?

  • #2
    Using cold air from an A/C system would likely cause condensation on the 360 and anything inside (electronics and water... no good)

    Also depending on the normal temps of your car, going from something like 90*+ F to say 65* F rapidly and repeatedly is probly not good for any electronics...

    finally when it dose get cold, and your turn on your heat you will be blowing hot air into your already hot 360?

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    • #3
      thx

      the idea of condensation anywhere near the 360 gives me reason enough to abandon this project

      i spose i have to accept 360's were never made with any possibility for in car use

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      • #4
        Originally posted by koolkidd View Post
        thx

        the idea of condensation anywhere near the 360 gives me reason enough to abandon this project

        i spose i have to accept 360's were never made with any possibility for in car use
        neither were computers, but that hasn't stopped most of us...

        you could just use a couple of fans to keep air circulating around it, instead of using a/c
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        • #5
          360 will be making its way into my vehicle, with a custom array of cooling fans to keep the air moving. you dont need cooling such as AC. and you would have to wait for it to warm up to use it in the winter. but I am just going to be using mine for display purposes only. so it will stay in my house for the most part, and only go in its vehicle mount as i want it to.
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          • #6
            im still trying to find somewhere to place it however any ideas? so far i have the parcel shelf, but semi stealthed for security issues

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            • #7
              you have failed to mention what vehicle you have, and no pics either, so i have no suggestions.
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              • #8
                its an au ford falcon, 2000 model, sedan, only place i can really see is in the boot, maybe roof mount?

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                • #9
                  trunk, under a seat?
                  roof mount just doesnt seem like a good idea
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                  • #10
                    thought on the roof, and yea, your right, baaaad idea, under a seat worries me for the reason of air circuation

                    i think i may go in the boot

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                    • #11
                      Its deff. worth doing i wasn't trying to dicourage you..

                      Just saying that I would stay away from the A/C Idea is all

                      go for it do something crazy!

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                      • #12
                        I don't believe the A/C will cause condensation on the X Box. The air that blows out of the vents is pretty dry. Most of the moisture has already been removed from the air when it blows past the evaporator. That's why you see water dripping outside the car when you have the A/C on. In fact, many vehicles actually run the A/C when you turn the controls to defrost, to have dry air blowing on your window.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kross View Post
                          I don't believe the A/C will cause condensation on the X Box. The air that blows out of the vents is pretty dry. Most of the moisture has already been removed from the air when it blows past the evaporator. That's why you see water dripping outside the car when you have the A/C on. In fact, many vehicles actually run the A/C when you turn the controls to defrost, to have dry air blowing on your window.
                          the air coming out of the vents is cool and dry, but, if you look through hijacks build thread, he had built a computer enclosure to use the a/c ducts to keep it cool-- and the condensation that formed on the fan grilles on the front of the enclosure caused some surface rust--i think it might actually be from the moisture in the air... so while the a/c itself did not provide the moisture, it did create good conditions for moisture to form...
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                          • #14
                            I guess it's possible that after you turn off the system, and open the doors, it lets warm, moist air back into the car, and it condensed on the cold metal.

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                            • #15
                              What about liquid cooling or a fan with a peltier element?
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