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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-11-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
Sure, but its ugly as hell :D ...

Sure, but its ugly as hell :D
http://i68.tinypic.com/judbua.jpg
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Im sorry if the pics are too large
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-08-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
I finally got around to tuning my fridge a bit...

I finally got around to tuning my fridge a bit more:
1) I have installed two old PC fans (free, I haven't used them anymore) connected to molex-PC fan reduction ($1-$2) connected to USB-molex...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-14-18, 01:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
but is said drip pan thermally connected to...

but is said drip pan thermally connected to compressor/coils? Because mine was plastic with only 1cm squared direct connection to compressor, otherwise there was like 2mm air gap. So I removed the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-11-18, 03:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
If you'd be able to start/stop the fan in sync...

If you'd be able to start/stop the fan in sync with compressor running, it wouldn't consume as much as running nonstop. Also, depends on the fan :)

I had laptop cooling pad blowing air on coils,...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-05-18, 05:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
I don't really know where to put this and I...

I don't really know where to put this and I didn't want to start a new thread, so there it goes.

I stumbled upon an article about cooling fridge compressor by condensation drip from freezer coils....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-13-17, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,518
Posted By JimiQ
Coils also radiate heat (the solar heat you...

Coils also radiate heat (the solar heat you mention) and tin foil reflects 90%+ of this heat. So it serves some purpose.

Of course, the 10-15 mm movement of coils is mostly useless
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-12-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,518
Posted By JimiQ
wow, great set of measures there, Piwoslaw. ...

wow, great set of measures there, Piwoslaw.

It should lower the projected consumption to nearly half. Be sure to brag about the results! :thumbup:
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-06-16, 01:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
So final numbers are 197kWh per 365 days, or...

So final numbers are 197kWh per 365 days, or around 540Wh/d. A bit higher than I expected, but still very nice.
Forum: Other Improvements 09-26-16, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,853
Posted By JimiQ
I finally got around to install TEGs on the...

I finally got around to install TEGs on the fridge compressor and results are very dissapointing. At most I am getting 0,4V without load and between 4 and 5 mA short current. Which is too low to run...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-31-16, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,853
Posted By JimiQ
Another test (in the first one I didn't have...

Another test (in the first one I didn't have surface that would be flat enough) shown 2,65V on modules and around 12V on step-up booster, but when I connected the fan, the voltage sharply dropped. I...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-30-16, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,853
Posted By JimiQ
So first test conclusion is just as jeff5may...

So first test conclusion is just as jeff5may predicted - low dT doesn't produce enough "juice" to run the fan. With hot pot underneath and cold pot sitting on top of peltier plates I got around 1V...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-24-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,853
Posted By JimiQ
Another update: Voltage regulator just arrived...

Another update: Voltage regulator just arrived from China and I was able to run the fan from just one AA battery. It's starting to look hella good :-)
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-23-16, 02:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
oh, so it's not a chest freezer convert, now I...

oh, so it's not a chest freezer convert, now I get it. I didn't see any of regular cabinet freezers converted.

Yeah, I have the same drain - from refrigerator to container on top of compressor....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-23-16, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
Yeah, but that wouldn't be approved by wife, and...

Yeah, but that wouldn't be approved by wife, and I also need freezer that's freezing (for leftovers, or meat, frozen pizza...) :-)
Also, I've read there are some problems with condensation inside...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-22-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,853
Posted By JimiQ
The fan with heatsink arrived (it was from local...

The fan with heatsink arrived (it was from local seller), I just ran it of 6 AA (actually 4AA and 2 AAA) batteries, so 9 volts are enough. I'm guessing it will run at 0.2 W since max is 0.36W. With...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-22-16, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
In fact I've read your thread few months ago and...

In fact I've read your thread few months ago and you've been one of my inspirations for my mod. So thank you for that!

Unfortunately due to my laziness and space constraints I couldn't afford...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-21-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
So will anyone else try this? I'd like to know if...

So will anyone else try this? I'd like to know if my results are repeatable :thumbup:
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-21-16, 02:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
I'm not completely sure, but I guess compressor...

I'm not completely sure, but I guess compressor isn't warm during winter (we usually don't heat much, so there's like 21C (70F). Also my refrigerant is R600a, which has boiling point -11.7C, which...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-19-16, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
Foam is 3 mm (1/8th of inch) thick. It's the...

Foam is 3 mm (1/8th of inch) thick. It's the cheapest one I could get. Mod cost around $4 and already (in 319 days) saved nearly $8.

Average consumption is 514Wh/d, before mod I have no complete...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-18-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By JimiQ
WonderFridge

Hi, during last september I've modded my refrigerator with aluminium-styrofoam foil. I've attached the foil between compressor and freezer part. I also added the foil between refrigerator and back...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-14-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,853
Posted By JimiQ
So, I have ordered 4 TECs (cheaper, worse...

So, I have ordered 4 TECs (cheaper, worse performance than TEG) 40x40 mm 12706 modules and a voltage converter 1.5V to 12V. Later I'm gonna get two arctic cooling alpine M1 heatsinks with fans (0.36...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-13-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,853
Posted By JimiQ
Oh, thank you for information. I've found a few...

Oh, thank you for information. I've found a few applications of seebeck/peltier on youtube where they're using body heat to either move a fan or light a led and it works. So I hoped it would work for...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-11-16, 01:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,853
Posted By JimiQ
Wouldn't it be possible to use waste heat from...

Wouldn't it be possible to use waste heat from fridge with seebeck TEG to run fan on compressor to cool it?

I'll try to do something like that, but right now we have small baby and it takes a lot...
Forum: Conservation 11-13-15, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,722
Posted By JimiQ
Any news on energy saving front?

Any news on energy saving front?
Forum: Conservation 11-13-15, 02:32 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 272,339
Posted By JimiQ
Our temperature sits around 21-23C (70-73F),...

Our temperature sits around 21-23C (70-73F), but we rarely use heater. Under my flat is petshop which keeps us warm for free (not really, cause billing is complicated, but it's cheap - under $300 a...
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