Electronic chassis and housing having an integrated forced air cooling system

  • US 6,934,148 B2
  • Filed: 04/15/2003
  • Issued: 08/23/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/15/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic chassis and housing having an integrated force air cooling system, comprising:

  • a) a housing having a top, a base and front, back, left and right side walls which define an interior space having a predetermined height, as measured between the top and the base, and an inlet vent in at least one side wall and an exhaust vent in an opposed side wall;

    b) a centrifugal blower assembly having defined top and bottom planes and perimeter walls;

    a second predetermined height measured between the top and bottom planes that is less than the predetermined height of the interior space; and

    inlet and outlet ports;

    the blower assembly is mounted within the interior space such that its inlet port is in fluid communication with the inlet vent and its exhaust port is in fluid communication with the exhaust vent; and

    , c) a baffle, positioned within the interior space so that it directs the flow of air from the inlet vent through a horizontally non-linear path to the blower inlet port, wherein the baffle is comprised of at least one blower assembly side wall that extends upwardly beyond the top plane and contacts the top of the housing.

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