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How about this:
two 50mm 226W TECs undervolted to 6v in series off the 12v rail of a PSU. Calculated to draw 58 watts each and move 180W total. Two 4.5x2.25x.375" copper plates squishing these two together, one after an other. The copper is milled to a maze, both identical with acrylic tops and barbs at the end of the copper. The hot side of the TECs would be a MCR120, d-tek db-1, t-line, and this block. Hot side 20C above ambient, and cold side moving 180W out of the loop of 350W. This would reduce temps by 5C+, and this is my goal in a couple of weeks. All this is inline with the the regular watercooling components of a loop.

The TECs and DB-1 pump would be connected to a switch off the main PSU and toggled on/off for load/benching/crunching sessions. In the future maybe a sensor inline in the cold loop to toggle on/off the TECs when the temps go below dew point.

Hows it look?
post #2 of 21
i feel like the insurence caveman........my responce......"what?" Im sure its all just over my head. Tell me how it turns out.
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lol
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why 6v ?
    
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undervolted TECs at about 1/3 of highest voltage get the best COP (coefficeint of performance). drawing 58W and moving 80-90W is a cop of 1.5. At full voltage it is 226 drawn and moving 226. this is less efficient, and draws way too much power. Also the system would be frozen in no time. 6v in series is the best solution, and should provide nice temp drops
post #6 of 21
go for it. i'd love to see how it turns out.
*cough.peltchillerfanboy.cough*
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thanks! I think itd work out nicely
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any other input?
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"good luck, and don't hurt yourself" ;p
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any other input?
That sounds very interesting. I've been thinking about creating some kind of out-of-case TEC chiller for a while now, so I can get slightly (by TEC standards) lower temps (not much more than 5°C to 10°C lower) while avoiding the size of a full chiller and the hassles of protecting against condensation from a regular TEC set-up.

If I had the spare cash and the technical knowledge, I'd like to implement something like your idea myself. I think it sounds good .

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