Bose Speakers Again

Brett Dikeman brett at
Mon Dec 16 21:24:58 EST 2002

At 6:13 PM -0800 12/16/02, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>Hey guys,
>So looking into parts today, I was able to find the majority of the
>parts locally, the only hitch being with an 85-degree tolerance.
>How important do people think the 105-temp tolerance is for the
>application.  I can always use digikey, but want to get this done
>before this friday w/out paying a bundle for shipping.

85 degrees C is still pretty darn hot- 185 degrees F actually.  If
the speaker units in the doors are getting that hot, you're probably
going to have other problems.  Like first degree burns on your skin
from the leather and every other surface in the car.  Or that you've
passed out from heat stroke :-)

I recommended 105 degree ratings and higher voltages for
reliability/durability.  The automotive environment is considered
pretty rough, and the extra cost(if any) is negligible.

 From a strictly armchair-engineer standpoint, I'd say 85 degree
rating is probably fine.

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