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230 WATT PSU AND 156 WATT PELT...

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GERRY136

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Apr 18, 2001
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if i ran a seperate 230 watt psu, would it power a 156 watt pelt if the pelt is the only thing running on it?
 

Breadfan

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Its not that easy as you would assume...your supposed to have like double the power than the peltier requires, right? I can't remember exaclty, so someone is going to have to say how it goes, but I know you can't run the 156w on 156watt PSU.

I think 230w is getting there, but still not enough. If it is twice, then a 300w PSU should be ok, right guys?

Mike
 

sfa ok

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Don't psu's have set max amps for each voltage? So that means if I wanted to run a pelt on my 300 watt supply for some reason, I could only have 144 watts of 12v power (12v x 12A). If this is correct, you might be better off making your own that is 15v with lots of watts.
 

ken257

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Dec 20, 2000
No a 172watt needs 24 volts that is a 12 volt supply ideal for a 156w tec