I've got mine in my trunk next to my carpc (and I can still hear the fan start up in the mornings).
For those of you with inverters, where do you keep them? Because I just picked one up, and it has a noisy *** fan. Any good techniques to keep it quiet as possible?
Trunk is a great spot, I got mine under the drivers (my) seat and my Sony XA-300/audio hookups wired to popup under the passenger seat....
This took out a bunch of noise cause earlier I had them next to each other :-p
Best test to see how good it is would be to not have any music play and crank up the HU sound slowly and see if there is any distortion. Sometimes I hear a little interference, but it's at such a loud level that I'd never reaach in my car, so I'm ok with that.
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Mounted under the rear seat.
There is still Airflow arround it, but with all the padding of the seat above/infront of it, you hear very little after the powerup beep.
And anything you can hear is very quickly masked by Audio and a nice 2 litre Garrett T3 Blown engine Whistling upto boost.
4x4 in a turbo stylee.
It's most likely a 12V fan, so what I'd suggest would be to head down to your electronics store and buy a much quieter fan and replacing it. My computer PSU came with a noisy-*** fan, and I replaced it with one that actually has a higher CFM and is much quieter.
Either that or just turn up the radio and you won't hear it. You can solve a lot of automotive noise-related problems that way
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Did the same with mine actually. Thank god for Panaflo's, or I wouldn't be sleeping at night!Originally posted by Telek
My computer PSU came with a noisy-*** fan, and I replaced it with one that actually has a higher CFM and is much quieter.
I'm sure it is a 12v fan, but the problem is is that they're generally 40x40x25, which to get any air flow out of are going to be loud. Just try to keep it as far away from you, or just turn the music up (thats how i ignore all the squeaks and rattles in my car )..