Originally Posted by Glasuan
I know that more material incurs more heat soak. I was thinking that a smaller filter is farther away from the heat itself. Thus reducing the amount of heat near it. Also, the smaller filter has cold air going through the entire thing than the larger filter.
A) The more media, the more there is to heat, the more to heat means more time before it will transfer THAT heat.
B) Yes..the farther away from heat source will be beneficial, ie..HEAT SHIELDING is always the way to go..
C) Smaller filter, in theory, has smaller surface area, therefore it would be hotter quicker, ie..quicker tranfser time to the air...and also LONGER time to cool. That'* why the larger the radiator the quicker it will cool.
D) It is all gorvern by HEAT TRANSFER rules...everything heats to a specific temp prior to transferring THAT heat to a colder media..