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Thread: Find the Size of a Pelter/TEC
01-15-12, 11:48 PM #1
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?[system base]
:: Dell XPS 730X Modified H2C Hybrid TEC Chassis
:: ASUS R4BE, 4930k @ 4.8 w/160 Bclk, 16 GB @ 2400
:: 2x EVGA GTX TITAN SC @ 1202 / 7200 Mhz
:: 3x 24" 120 Hz for 3D Vision Surround (6000x1080 @ 120 Hz)
:: Previous build: Shotgun Watercooling Theory v2 Build - Dead silent
01-16-12, 12:14 AM #2
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.