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  • ajc9988

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    November 24, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    @123toid – Well one reason I am doing this is that comparing amplifiers is continuously flipping back and forth through their spec sheets/manuals. So, I figured collecting the tiers in one location, being able to quickly flip through the pictures of each type of performance, and to break it down in a chart for usable wattage ratings (instead of just the 1% rating) and where, as a percentage, that falls right next to the wattage that supports would be a great help. I’m still searching for the best way to present the data and how to organize it for easy digestion. That will come as I get further into the project. But this is a good start.

    As for custom cases, even if you do not use it on this project, if you ever need a custom extruded heatsink and are in the US, here is an option (I have not used them yet, but I did consider buying from them for the plate amps, just screwing this down onto the aluminum plates I have with thermal paste or a solder sandwiched between the plates and heatsink). https://www.heatsinkusa.com/5-886-wide-extruded-aluminum-heatsink/

    I forgot where I saw to calculate heatsink size for dissipation of a specified amount of watts, and with some amps an aluminum plate is enough. But, heatsinks may be useful if trying to sink multiple amps at once in an enclosure, etc.

    Meanwhile, I really like those wooden cases, especially the look of that first one.

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