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Old 02-13-2009, 12:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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silverciv - '01 Honda Civic EX 2dr
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I was thinking about using some thermo-electric coolers to generate electricity from the temp difference between the exhaust and the ambient air. I figured about 3 or 4 TEs mounted to the exhaust with some heatsinks on the other side. I would use them to charge the car battery and take some load off the alternator. This would work best on long drives while a coolant heater would improve warm-ups.
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