kuzi16:no but i have put plenty of thought into it. I have ideas and things that i want to see in a humidor that i cant get in one that is pre-made. i may some day build a humidor. but not any time soon. i have other projects i want to take on. those are some good humidors in that site. I wouldnt have someone build it. I would build it myself.
kuzi, feel like sharing any of the ideas you have come up with that pre-made humidors don't offer?
Dr. C. Cavanaugh:From using a similar-sized product from my old refrigerator/warmer, I advise using a high-velocity fan, pulling air through the hot side fins and exhausting it upwards (if using it for cooling). Using a hair dryer (on cool) and placing the rear (intake) side on top of the hot side fins and blowing the air up and away, I have managed to get temperatures well below the freezing point of water on the cold side when measured with a thermocouple touching the cold side directly.
madurofan:Hmmm. Thats a lot of thought right there.My question is a lot more basic, wtf do I hook a 12vdc device to? How do I tie in a thermostat? Is it only at 190* when running at full force or is it at 190* all the time? because you're right that would cause a temp problem in my office.
A customer from LA, USA:To regulate either the hot or cold side of a TEC without harming the life of the TEC you should use a pulse width modulator. I recommend the PWM's sold specifically for this purpose that you can buy at TETech.com for about $100.00. The same PWM can be used for either the hot or cold side by simply changing a jumper wire.
opus:My unit produces about a 1 1/2 cups of conednsate per week. Mine drains into a condensate tray as well, although a different setup than a J trap. I think you should go ahead and install the J trap. I love the tidiness of your peltier setup and wiring. Excellent work.
RGD: I re-adjusted the thermostat to it's normal on and off positions at that point.
betasynn:That's just an impressive piece of work. Period.
betasynn:Regardless, it's the effort put forth. Building something, cigar in hand, is a fun scenario. He's having a good time doing it, and if I had the money, I'd love to tinker around with something like that.