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    a/c or fridge

    Im pretty confused on what to do.....I want to build a chiller but im not 100% sure on what to use between a a/c and minifridge. I want to use the thing thatll be the easiest to use and/or get best performance from. Below are my choices

    a/c--- link to ac

    fridge--- link to fridge

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    Well I would be hestitant about the minifridge as it does not appear to be cooled by a phase change system but rather an oversized TEC; even if it was a phase change system in there it would most likely not be of a sufficient capacity to cool your system. The air conditioner might do ok for cooling your system to something around 0 degree celcius (just a guess) but then again I would think that the capacity is somewhat lacking and hardly efficient for what you want to do. Personally I would suggest that you go to your local dump or appliance salvage shop and get yourself an old chest freezer or perhaps a large dehumidifier. Best of luck.
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    the minifridge says cfc free, so looks like no compressor in that bad boy.

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    That minifrige has a 1/12 hp compressor the ac has a 1/2 hp rotary compressor, The rotary compressors don't like to run in a vacume and the minifrige is too small...

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    So they are both a bad thing? or are you saying the rotary compressor is a good thing?

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    That A/C will make a very good chiller. Check out the chiller A/C thread in the sticky's.

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...threadid=22968

    Read the entire thread before you begin.

    Several have done this and it works very well.
    Last edited by Gary Lloyd; 02-23-2004 at 08:30 PM.


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    yep, get the ac..

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    Pity thing about here in aus i can't find ac units

    Time to rob.

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    Originally posted by kommando
    Pity thing about here in aus i can't find ac units

    Time to rob.


    there is heaps, you must get the quokka there, have a look in the free section if short for cash, (i totally forgot about this section, i bought one for $130)
    i had a look the other day and there were several fridges/freezers and one air con unit for free fist in best dressed.

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    Yer plenty of freezers and fridges but yet to find an ac unit.

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    i got lucky
    the house i went to had a choice between 9 air con units, shabby looking i got the smallest size one, there others for sale that were cheaper but had to travel further to pick it up

    ps you saying that there is no air con units in the free section
    or none for sale
    heres mine stripped, im away for a few weeks on holiday, when I get back will get an eski and see what temps I get
    Last edited by kayl; 03-29-2006 at 10:20 PM.

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    and some ice
    only took 5mins to get this
    Last edited by kayl; 03-29-2006 at 10:20 PM.

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    Ill take a look again, Fats is also offering me one for 30bucks for one of me projects.

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