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Old 08-12-2022, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by estación seca View Post
Peltier coolers don't work well enough to be useful. Each exchanges only a small amount of heat.
I totally understand how inefficient it is at heat exchange, but I think it can still be useful under certain conditions, i.e. if we make up for the inefficiency with proper insulation. I saw a build where someone used two 50W Peltier-Heatsink modules to cool a 10 gallon aquarium to 54-56 at night with an ambient temp at room temp, albeit running throughout the night. Now, even though I want more space (like 20, 30 gallons), what if I build a plywood enclosure in a chest freezer style, insulate the sides with foam (which I will have for decor anyways), and double-pane the front viewing panel? I think there can be some potential with this configuration, especially if I am just content with it keeping temps down to 60 or so.

Peltiers are just too attractive in their simplicity and lack of refrigerant lol. Let me know what you think!
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