Electronic device and cooling system thereof

  • US 7,782,615 B1
  • Filed: 06/23/2009
  • Issued: 08/24/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/2009
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An electronic device, comprising:

  • a first electronic component;

    a second electronic component;

    an enclosure to receive the first and second electronic components, wherein the enclosure defines a plurality of air inlets to receive cool air to cool the first and second electronic components; and

    a plurality of air outlets to exhaust the cool air heated by the first and second electronic components, wherein the first electronic component is adjacent to the plurality of air inlets, and the second electronic component is aligned with the first electronic component, and adjacent to the plurality of air outlets;

    a main airflow path defined in the enclosure and along a side of the first electronic component and the second electronic component, to allow a first flow of the cool air pass through the enclosure to cool the first electronic component and the second electronic component in turn;

    a first clapboard;

    an auxiliary airflow path defined in the enclosure and adjacent to the main airflow path, to allow a second flow of the cool air pass through the enclosure to cool the second electronic component;

    wherein the auxiliary airflow path is separated from the main airflow path by the first clapboard, and communicates with the main airflow path between the first electronic component and the second electronic component; and

    at least one fan to blow the cool air passing through the enclosure out of the enclosure via the plurality of air outlets.

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