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Subject: Re: Pelitier Device? (cooling an IC) Vortex tube
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 10:16:59 -0500
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Totally off topic for this group, but if you have a source of compressed
air, try using a 'vortex tube cooler.'
Here is one link that I know of. Like the Peltier cooler, you supply an
energy source which in this case is compressed air. One side of the vortex
tube expells hot air and the other side, cool air. They are used a lot in
industrial sytems for cooling instrument cabinets in adverse ambients.
Product page: http://www.vortec.com/vortex_coolers.php
How it works (flash presentation) http://www.vortec.com/vortex_tubes.php
Other links can be found searching Google for "vortex cooler"
Hope this is useful to you. Let us know how you make out.
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"Rileyesi" wrote in message
> I am looking for information on a device that uses electricty to cool an
> The device is called a Pelitier junction, if memory serves. I've tried
> spellings on a google.com search without finding any specific technical
> information. Maybe my spelling is THAT bad! (Wouldn't be the first
> time...won't be the last!)
> I need to find out if they work in a hot environment. I have an
> where a microcontroller will need to operate in a 150 degree C
> need to find out if a Pelitier device will cool below ambient (which I
> If not, I think I need to put the micro into an enclosure and add cooling.
> Shy of these, any other ideas???
> Any leads/tips/help would be appreciated.
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