Originally Posted by Master Chicken
You went with metalized surfaces on the new ones? Better heat transfer?
not yet, this time I am having the ruggedized upgrade done. as that was all I needed to make the TEC's a little stronger. as these TEC's start to fail, I will replace them will the metalized ones. the TEC's I have now are $68 each with the ruggedized upgrade and thicker wire there $98 each.
so the next time I need to replace the TEC's I will get the thicker wire upgrade, add $10, the ruggedized upgrade, add $20, and the metalized upgrade, add $100.
I don't have the cash to be getting $200 TEC's right now, I just want to finish this build.
well yes the metalized plates should provide better heat and cold transfer to the blocks.
as I am building it with standard ceramic plates this time, when I upgrade later. we will be able to see just how much better the TEC's work with the metalized plates on them.
ok so because I parallel my water loops, I use two aqua pipes in my reservoirs. I ran out of aqua pipes for this build so I needed to get two more. these will be for the second hot loop reservoir.