HighVoltage18388: Good setup! the most i see on youotube are having the cool and hot side on top of each other (thus the candles heat up the cold side partially too). This way they are separated, and the best thing is the housing, which routes the heat only through the hot side! Well done!
MisterSir: cool set up.. so is the energy for the cooling fan coming from the initial heat? and the energy being generated by the heat difference? It's almost as if energy is being CREATED, but of course we know this isn't possible...
Or is it? :0
Ryan Willis: I correct myself: a candle puts out a whopping 13 lumens. Still only an efficiency of 0.16 lumens per watt. Modern LEDs are capable of 150 lumens per watt or better.
Ryan Willis: That is the problem with these things, they almost always put out less than 5 volts so it's hard to do anything with the power they generate. I'm planning on making a version of the device in the video but using a dc-to-dc step up converter to power a single 1-3 watt LED with it. Send me a PM and I'll give you a link to what I'm going to use.
George Louis: I ordered some of these from China. (that's the only place that makes them) So when I get it how do I plug it in?
Ryan Willis: I meant an electrical meter, one that can measure volts and amps and whatnot. You are correct: if you heat and cool the "wrong" sides, the electricity will just go the other way so black will be positive and red will be negative.
George Louis: What the hecks a meter? You mean that if I heat the other side then the electrons will flow in the opposite direction and it doesn't matter if the electrons are going forwards or backwards?
Ryan Willis: It doesn't really matter- if you heat the wrong side you will get the opposite polarity on the wires and that's all. Just measure with a meter before you hook stuff up.
Ryan Willis: if you can convert 2% of the heat generated from a candle (candle makes 70-80 watts and one lumen) to electricity, you can power a 1.5-watt LED which will make 80-150 lumens. Candles are really not efficient light sources.
Chad Harrington: Something mirrors could also do... for allot less money :)
George Louis: what is the difference between the two sides and which side has to be heated and which side has to be cooled to generate electricity?
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imtiyaz ahmad: sir how i can make this peltier systm,plz help me
cmlundin: You could also build a voltage multiplier circuit. You will loose amps, but it does bump the voltage up to a usable level.
cmlundin: a small amount of electricity is diverted to power the fan from the thermal
brian burnett: this Is No Fake. , just Normal test. Far out. yeah alll true.
brian burnett: Yes Very Small power supply ,,isnt it. i got a dozen and still think its a waist of time Now after testing One, but when i get the full 18 units of 40 mm High Temp TEG Very Soon ,So I hope i can Get good Amps on my test. With Yours Im Wondring the Top Vltage and Amps. Have you Cheaked.
restu pamungkas: Good job. Is reall experiment
Lodoz: Why do idiots keep posting these stupid fake videos?
Larskro: Hej There is not a battery in the phone charger. See the wire going in.