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post #11 of 20
The guys a Turk, there has gotta be something wrong with the fridge



p.s: I can say that, im a Turk too XD
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post #12 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegreatsquare View Post
Now instead of sticking your PC in a fridge, you can stick a fridge in your PC. Just the thing for those marathon gaming sessions. I'd get full tower with the ability to keep a 6-pack cold... wouldn't you?
Dare I say, that may just be sig worthy.
That would be EPIC.
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post #13 of 20
at least they are trying to be inventive, what happens when the sun goes out tho? you will have ruined your food.
post #14 of 20
But my fridge is inside my house? This will never work..
I joke!
post #15 of 20
Heh, the irony of it all, something so bright, radiating heat, to power something that is made to give cold to freeze.
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post #16 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheZekMojo View Post
Heh, the irony of it all, something so bright, radiating heat, to power something that is made to give cold to freeze.
There are commercial refrigerators made that run off LP Gas, kerosene and basically anything that will burn of serve as a heat source. One advantage over electrics is that they have vastly fewer moving parts, are extremely efficient, and last for decades. The Amish use 22 cubic footers that cost ~$2000 but last 30 years or more.

They work on the principle of phase change. A liquid material with a low boiling point is kept in a closed system and is heated until it becomes a gas and at that tipping point it absorbs heat, causing a net loss of temperature in the secondary system. The gas condenses and the cycle stays circular. They work very well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absorption_refrigerator
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post #17 of 20
This would be a perfect refrigerator for using in the desert. No power cables needed! Keep all your cold ones, cold

It's freezing cold at night so that's one problem solved.
    
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post #18 of 20
Does this mean you get warm milk on a cloudy day?
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I.HATE.GOOGLE.TRANSLATE. it always does that repeating thing i can never see links that are google translated gahhhhhhhhhhhh.
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post #20 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post
75% more energy efficient.. just wow.
It's only a "fridge" though - they only need to be between 2C and 6C. I'd like to see how efficient it is if it was a combo fridge/freezer that had to also keep the freezer section between -15C and -25C

It's the "freezer" part of the combo fridge/freezer that makes it hard to achieve a high rating.
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