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    Ac Blowing on Computer

    Howdy Yall

    I am looking at Purchasing a Voom Pc Case for my carputer and I had a Couple of Questions....

    I want to mount it under my seat but there is a Ac Vent down there...

    Is it ok for the ac vent to be blowing on the computer?

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    I can't see a reason why not. I actually routed a vent in my setup to blow on the hard drive and CPU. The A/C should be blowing cool, dry air, which is a good thing. I'm not sure about blowing heat on it during the winter though, so maybe someone else has some insight. That's the only problem I can personally foresee.

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    Thats the only problem Im seeing Is the heat....

    Although in Texas We dont see much cold
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    True enough, I'm from a small town east of Dallas called Wills Point, maybe 60 miles from you so I know exactly what you're talking about, and Georgia is about the same

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    Do you think the heat blowing on the Carputer would be beneficial?
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    heat with electronics = PROBLEM!!!!
    Extra cold with physical parts = PROBLEM!!! (Hard Drive)

    Blowing AC on a computer isnt a bad thing, what you should do it's get a board that you can install a smale utility that can sens the temperature of your CPU. Unfortunatly you won't be able to know what you HardDrive temp is.

    In my area I have both high and Low temp so I must be carefull with this and take as much precaution as needed....

    advice = take your time and run some test before final install...!!!Good luck and keep us updated!
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    I would say the best bet is to keep your computer at approximately the same temperature as your cabin. Blowing the AC on it during the summer can help cool it off quickly from 104F, but most computers are meant to be operated at room temperature. Slightly above or below is okay, but you don't want 40F air blowing on your computer. That can cause condensation. You also don't want 90F air blowing across it during the winter.

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    If the vent is on the floor, does it only blow when you put the vent control on the feet setting? If so, you at least have the ability to not push cold (or hot) air out entirely.

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    No It Just blows lol

    I doesnt matter if it is feet or anything?
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    I don't think it's a good idea. If it's really humid outside, water can condense on the computer, as soon as you turn off the car and open the door. This will happen inside the unit too, since it draws the water, straight from the air. It shouldn't be a problem while the air is blowing, only after you get it really cool. In the winter, I'm not sure it's that big of a deal though, because you're probably only running the heat when it's cold outside, thus just counteracting the cold. And heat rises. Of course, it depends on how hot the air is, how close it is, how cold it is outside and of course the seat can perhaps trap the warm air down there.

    Like someone else said, the definitive way would be to make some measurements, but personally, I would either disconnect that duct somehow or relocate the computer. Just my $0.02.

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