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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 2
Cool but needs heatsink – TEC1-12706 72W Semiconductor Thermoelectric Peltier Cooler Heater - White Reviews

posted by tomgrek on 12/20/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Super fun. Really cools things down. Connect it to an old laptop power supply. I'm using one that gives 15v at 3.5A.
Cons:
Without a heatsink, fan, and thermal compound, the whole thing gets really hot. If you're buying this, buy them at the same time - any CPU heatsink/fan combo should work. Totally don't understand the science behind it.
Other:
It does need a lot of power. There's no way to make something portable with this unit.
Bottomline:
From supermarket room temperature beer to ice-cold refrescante in 2 minutes? You bet! But that's the only use I can think of.

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