Please register or login. There are 0 registered and 565 anonymous users currently online. Current bandwidth usage: 326.30 kbit/s June 12 - 12:23pm EDT 
Hardware Analysis
      
Forums Product Prices
  Contents 
 
 

  Latest Topics 
 

More >>
 

    
 
 

  You Are Here: 
 
/ Forums / Cooling and Airflow /
 

  Laptop cooling pad design: airflow direction data? 
 
 Author 
 Date Written 
 Tools 
Lawren What Jun 17, 2017, 04:52pm EDT Report Abuse
Hey all,

First post here - read a few similar topics but didn't find my answer, so I thought I'd post my own to see if anyone has any answers. Thanks for any input! :)

I am looking to make a cooling pad (just for fun, not for selling). I have a bunch of fans from various projects. I have some designs but my hurdle is figuring out which direction for the airflow. I am going to create a wooden holder for the laptop with some fan controls and perhaps a docking station (usb, external monitor, etc), with a nice padded leather bottom!

I have a cheap laptop cooling pad and it draws air away from the laptop and pushes it out back (blower design). In my research I have found that there are also cooling pads that pull air in and push it onto the bottom of the laptop. Clearly both are a form of convection cooling, but what I am looking for is some data/study as to which is better.

ie. Benchmark with cooling pad taking air away vs benchmark with cooling pad pushing air onto the laptop.

Thanks!





 

    
 
 

  Topic Tools 
 
RSS UpdatesRSS Updates
 

  Related Articles 
 
 

  Newsletter 
 
A weekly newsletter featuring an editorial and a roundup of the latest articles, news and other interesting topics.

Please enter your email address below and click Subscribe.