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420 watt load 10 degrees C raise in temp cooling setup, no chillers.

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NeoMoses

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Jul 7, 2001
thoughts? Sounds cool (pun intended) but expensive. One very important concept we can take away from this is:
Thermacore's new heat exchanger has specially designed airflow channels that prevent hot air from coming in contact with cold air.

That sounds a lot like "you need good case ventilation" to me. Many times this is overlooked.
 

safemode

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it's a fricken heat pipe. The they thing made for the military doesn't seem to be on the website anywhere. The cool thing about that device is that it's made in such a way that air only flows one way with no moving parts (from what the artical suggests). Otherwise they're all just heatpipes, nothing special.
 
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wildfrogman

wildfrogman

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It is heatpipes, and the heat exchanger tubing is heatpipe also. But Just think about it, no need for pumps and i think the setup the military was using was based on this

High Heat Flux Electronics 0.6 m Ammonia
-40 to 80°C SS Nickel,
Titanium 500 W 100 W/cm² 35 K

on this page http://www.thermacore.com/thermaloop.htm
Somthing that can take a 100 W/cm2 with a 500 watt capacity would be amazing. You could even run pelts and get around the same temps if nont better results as with a large waterchiller setup. Yeah, it looks like it would be really expensive but should drop in price somday. And when it does, will be very interesting.