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Old 03-27-2015, 06:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That underlines my doubts.
350 Watt and 17.8 kilogram means less than 20 Watt per kilogram, and the cooling side has not even been constructed then.

I have a Seebeck element like the one in that link but the power output is disappointing.
You can use a Peltier element as an efficient heater or semi efficient cooler, but it is quite inefficient at producing power from a temperature difference. To my regrets, but nonetheless.
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.17 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

My new favorite mineral is tinnunculite which forms when falcon poo reacts with the gases from a burning coal mine. Yeah.
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