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 24th June 2002, 02:40 PM #1 woody diyAudio Member   Join Date: Jan 2002 Location: Tyrone Ga. U.S.A. Peliter cooling question I have seen some refferences to Peliter cooling but haven't found anything that my math challenged mind understands. How efficent is Peliter cooling say compaired to a typical A/C unit or if you wanted to transfer 100 watts from a bank of mosfets to a heat sink with a 50 degree C difference how much energy would the Peliter units need to do this. Thanks in advance Woody AKA bob12345678
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Re: Peliter cooling question

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 Originally posted by bob12345678 I have seen some refferences to Peliter cooling but haven't found anything that my math challenged mind understands. How efficent is Peliter cooling say compaired to a typical A/C unit or if you wanted to transfer 100 watts from a bank of mosfets to a heat sink with a 50 degree C difference how much energy would the Peliter units need to do this. Thanks in advance Woody AKA bob12345678
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You will need a large current supply and a place to transfer the heat to (via heat sink). It is also expensive. Not for 100W amps!

 24th June 2002, 03:09 PM #3 Cephas diyAudio Member   Join Date: Apr 2002 Location: Hong Kong yes the Eff. rate about 60% i have thw follow 255.5W peliter and it use 12X34.4=412.8W 255.5W/412.8WX100%=61.9% Imax(A) 12 Vmax(V) 34.4 Qmax(W) 255.5 Delta T =0 Q=O Delta Tmax(C) 60 DIMENSIONS(mm) 59X59X3.2 OHM 2.19 http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...&threadid=4171
 24th June 2002, 04:44 PM #4 tiroth   diyAudio Member   Join Date: Dec 2001 Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA A Peltier is basically trading efficiency for temperature. You can cool the "cold" side of the peltier to (potentially) below ambient, at a cost of dissipating not only the load heat but also the Peltier dissipation. Sufficient cooling for the Peltier is critical, as the device will be rapidly destroyed if the temperature differential between the hot and cold side exceeds the specs. Large Peltier devices are usually forced-air or water cooled, as their surface area is so small it is hard to transfer the heat effectively. You can also run into problems if you get too cold, as condensation will form if you drop below the dewpoint. A lot has been said about this on various PC cooling sites.
 24th June 2002, 05:04 PM #5 mrfeedback   diyAudio Member     Join Date: Feb 2002 Location: Perth, Australia. From Bad To Worse Hello Woody , Bad thermal/electrical efficiency + bad thermal/electrical efficiency = even bigger power bill !. Sorry, that is the facts. Eric.

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