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External cooler
What does the idea of putting a external cool some where in front of the condensor, with a circulating pump, say a 12 volt surflow pump to the generator back to the cooler? For heat and good circulation of the electrolyte mix in your generator.
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07-26-2008 02:27 PM
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RE: External cooler
Sounds awesume. tranny cooler maybe?....Perhaps put it on a toggle switch, so its not runnning all the time, or put it on some kinda of "timer" so it runs like 1 minute (full flow rotation) Just to keep it moving, and take the hot water, and push in cool water. Sounds fun. Over designed, but still cool idea.
07-26-2008 05:42 PM
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RE: External cooler
heh Shurflow is my coustomer. What did you have in mind, I may be able to get a discount.

They make almost all RV pumps/plumbing.

Like I said before I am a sealing specialist. If anyone tells you to use anything other then RED silicone on these generators you are useing carbon based rubber products.

The old tire and elect-wire myth will kill you if you run over them. RED silicone is the only way.
07-26-2008 05:55 PM
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RE: External cooler
SCOGOP My concern would be the electrolite damaging the cooler or the pump or both. Most Electrolites are very corrosive.
07-26-2008 06:32 PM
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RE: External cooler
rwhit Wrote:SCOGOP My concern would be the electrolite damaging the cooler or the pump or both. Most Electrolites are very corrosive.

Ya I thought about that too, but it would be nice experiment. Besides you can get pumps with stainless stuff in them, and coolers, well aluminum, mabe not, but if you could find a stainless cooler, well that would be the cats meow.
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07-26-2008 08:28 PM
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RE: External cooler
This was my plan before, an external cooling with separate water tank, pump and an oil cooler. The plan was to put a copper coil inside the tank and run the pump via temperature switch.
07-27-2008 04:16 AM
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RE: External cooler
You could probably make your own with stainless tubing. Use a tubing bender and go back and forth five or six times in a S pattern. Might not be as efficient without the fins but I'm sure it would help.

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07-27-2008 05:48 AM
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RE: External cooler
Wouldn't it be better to make your cell more efficient instead of adding a cooler... ie. go to the cause of the problem?

Heat is a sign of gross inefficiency. Add some neutrals or better yet, 2 or 3 more cells in series.

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07-27-2008 06:09 PM
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RE: External cooler
I concur. I even posted my cooler design on here (somewhere in another similar thread) that I never used because I discovered series cells. The problem with series is getting them to get warm enough.
07-28-2008 12:16 AM
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RE: External cooler
Gary Wrote:I concur. I even posted my cooler design on here (somewhere in another similar thread) that I never used because I discovered series cells. The problem with series is getting them to get warm enough.

add a heater then? lol.
07-28-2008 02:02 AM
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