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News MSI ECOlution: powering fans without electricity

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 29 Feb 2008.

  1. TurtlePerson2

    TurtlePerson2 New Member

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    Yea, I thought of something like this, except to power a CPU, but that was more of a theoretical thing, this is real engineering.
     
  2. Bbq.of.DooM

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    Idea:

    Unhook the fan. Hook it up to a generator, which is hooked up to a small heater / TEC instead of the chipset.

    Free energy !
     
  3. Guest-16

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    The energy produced is so minute though and with every conversion you lose efficiency.
     
  4. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I want one of these so much... but I don't know why.
     
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  6. Herr_SturmGeist

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    The 60C is a bit misleading, Sterling engines work on temperature differentials so it really depends on what the temperature of the air around the cooler is, though 60C is probably calculated on the expectd average of that air. Way cool idea nonetheless.
     
  7. cobalt6700

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    very cool idea, but 60c seems a bit much really,

    ive held sterling engines that run off the heat of the palm of your hand....
     
  8. kHAn_au

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    Kudos to MSI for actually designing it and making it work.
    I've looked at the Stirling engine for similar uses previously but dismissed it as 'over engineered' for the task.
    Maybe they got a uni student on placement to do it....
     
  9. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    the point behind making it only work above a certain temperature is having passive cooling most of the time, its not a technical limitation.
     
  10. Bbq.of.DooM

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    Way to pop my bubble.

    I know, but still.
     
  11. Orlix

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    This is great... I would agree with many people that this might not be the best slution for most people, even it might not be worth it due to its 60° limitation. The important point here is that MSi is trying new technologies and hopefully this will encourage others to experiment and bring innovation.
     
  12. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    Stirling, Stiring or Sterling?
     
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