View Full Version : Peltier using antec 430 PSU?
10-10-02, 06:05 AM
I am getting the following peltier
Qmax = 220w, Vmax = 15.1v, Imax = 23.8A, Delta = 68c
at 12v it should draw 18.9 amps.
I am considering getting a dedicated psu, the antec true power 430 which can supply 20amps on the 12v line but is this cutting it too close to the limit?
I have the same PSU adn had the same questions. Everything I have learned is that I can run a 80w TEC from a molex to the Antec , but the 220w will smoke your PSU. I am still piecing together my Switftech Block and Swifttech GFX block both with TECs. I am planning to run the 80w TEC from the ANtec and the 226w from dedicated PSU.
10-10-02, 12:44 PM
were you running only the 220w on the antec when it blew or were you running a mobo from it as well?
10-10-02, 03:31 PM
hmm go find a better psu, I think there some links at dangerden.com for good peltier psu's.
that antec would never handle a pelt, the highest tec I would use on it on would be a 80watt or so, maybe 122watt.
Ive heard even if you use a sperate ATX power supply the 220 tec is still to much for it. Thats what I wa told anyway.
10-10-02, 09:05 PM
The best retail value I've seen on a pelt supply is here. (http://becooling.safeshopper.com/26/159.htm?948)
You can sometimes do better on ebay. I wouldn't trust a PC power supply to run a 220W pelt.
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