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    Find the Size of a Pelter/TEC

    I have a renewed interest in a set of pelters that came with the Dell system I have (will post pics in a bit).

    The are assembled into a chiller assembly with rivets. So, disassembly pretty much means a lot of work to get it back together.

    How would I find out the size of the pelters in the unit? There are two.

    One thought is I power it and measure how many AMPs it draws at full 12V load (assuming that they are 12V). That would give me Amps X Volts = Watts used. For example:

    3.3 Amps * 12V = 40 Watts

    Do you think that is accurate?
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    Yup, that'll do it.
    Be aware that without cooling a TEC will overheat and die within seconds.
    Also be aware that if it's a juicy TEC (in a Dell I doubt it is) you may be looking at a 10 to 20 amp load, that'll fry a lot of lower end ammeters.
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