How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by Toy Maker » Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:18 pm

My C1000a runs "BACON GREASE" hot...
The Lightatar runs "Pancake" hot...

Both are pretty warm if left on full time, I flip the power line switches on the back at night, otherwise I have to drop the AC another 2-3 degrees when I go to bed to make up for it :)

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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by engtaz » Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:36 pm

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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by njpolker » Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:48 pm

RichP714 wrote:
njpolker wrote:I might be able to fry an egg or two on my M-1.5t. It does not even have to be driven hard to heat up! It is currently sitting in my closet but will come out this winter to help warm the house.
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The idle bias is probably too high, making the amp run hot
Is there something I can do about it besides sending it off to Rolland?
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by RichP714 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:03 pm

njpolker wrote:
RichP714 wrote:
njpolker wrote:I might be able to fry an egg or two on my M-1.5t. It does not even have to be driven hard to heat up! It is currently sitting in my closet but will come out this winter to help warm the house.
Drew
The idle bias is probably too high, making the amp run hot
Is there something I can do about it besides sending it off to Rolland?
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by elgrau » Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:25 pm

"Both are pretty warm if left on full time, I flip the power line switches on the back at night, otherwise I have to drop the AC another 2-3 degrees when I go to bed to make up for it"

Sorry, Toy-Maker, but thermostats don't work that way. The AC would just run a bit more to keep the temp at whatever you had it set at. If you lower the thermostat 2-3 degrees, the AC would then just run more to lower the temp 2-3 degrees lower then what you had it originally set at. Thermostats do not control the amount of cooling an AC produces; it's just a temperature controlled switch that turns the AC on when temp rises above the setting and turns it off when temp drops below the setting (with a small temp deadband to prevent excessive cycling).
Sorry...this mis-understanding of thermostat's is a pet peeve of mine....I'll leave now :)
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by RichP714 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:04 pm

elgrau wrote:".....Sorry...this mis-understanding of thermostat's is a pet peeve of mine....I'll leave now :)
As long as we're sharing pet peeves, it roils me to no end when the wife sets the thermostqat down so 'it'll cool off faster'

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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:23 pm

I checked temps on my Sunfire 400x7 and it runs 84 degrees at idle and 113 at about 80% for 30 minutes.
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by RichP714 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:53 pm

M-1.0t mk II opt 002

top lid off to access heatsinks and mag coil with non-contact laser thermometer.

Took readings at center of heatsink (hottest point)

into 8R at full bore for 20 mins:-----120 F-----mag coil @ 125 F
into 4R at full bore for 20 mins:-----140 F-----mag coil @ 135 F

Stock M-1.0t

into 8R at full bore for 20 mins:-----115 F-----mag coil @ 120 F
into 4R at full bore for 20 mins:-----135 F-----mag coil @ 130 F

In both cases, with the lid on, the lid felt warm at 8R and toasty at 4R

This is out in the open with no fan, but plenty of airspace.

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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by snarffydoggy » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:10 am

You Can Cook Eggs On My C-500
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by OBI56 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:54 am

snarffydoggy wrote:You Can Cook Eggs On My C-500
Pictures Snarffydoggy, pictures or it ain't true!!! Better yet, VIDEO!!!!
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by BillD » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:15 pm

I have my C-500 in a small cabinet with my C-4000. There is an exhaust fan to keep that cabinet from bursting into flames. Seriously, the C-500 heat sinks do get hot — and they are massive. I've been meaning to get into mine to see if the bias is set too high.
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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by chargerman426 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:59 pm

My M1.5ts get around 130 at full bore for like 30 min.


The top felt warm-hot and the front face plate felt hot.

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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by maddmaxxx » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:11 pm

-mr 426; been meanin to ask you ...hemi or max wedge ???



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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by chargerman426 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:22 am

Maxx HEMI man. However, I do have 440 at my disposal

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Re: How Hot or Cold is your Carver amp Running

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:09 am

TNRabbit wrote:I checked temps on my Sunfire 400x7 and it runs 84 degrees at idle and 113 at about 80% for 30 minutes.
I pushed the it REALLY hard for a couple hours biamping A-IIIs and managed to see 131 degrees on top of the unit (digital meat thermometer).... :shock:
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