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Unread 06-02-2004, 05:41 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by killernoodle
Oh, I just assumed the rating 172 was the amout of watts the TEC consumed. Guess I need to read up a little more on how they are rated.
Heat dissipated is given by P=VI. So a 24.6V TEC drawing 11.3A will produce 278W of heat itself. The heat load of a CPU or other device is additional to this - so for an 80W CPU you'd be looking at 360W of heat from the hotside.
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