|Forum topic by Mark Shymanski||posted 08-08-2016 10:44 PM||573 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-08-2016 10:44 PM
I have a technical question about a refrigerator I would like to build for my kitchen remodel that I am beginning the planning process for. I have a small kitchen and was thinking of building a fridge into the cabinetry instead of purchasing a stand alone unit. Many years ago the fellow that got me started working in mechanics build a cold room for his house which his wife absolutely loved. He used the traditional Freon compressor heat exchanger units but I would like to try a Peltier thermoelectric unit. The first, of probably many, is how do I size one to be suitable for a given space? They appear to be rated in watts of cooling, a voltage and an amperage, how do I compare watts of cooling to BTUs or even better how do I understand what 800 watts of cooling would do to a bar fridge type space? I have just heard about these devices and know very little about them and was puzzling about this on the drive home tonight so I will probably have a lot more to figure out once I start learning about these devices. Any insight, help or direction to resources would sure be appreciated. I am of course scouring Google to learn what I can but sometimes it is nice to hear from a real person who actually understands these things!
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