Does anyone think about exploring new alternative methods of charging
your batteries, other then Wind
I had an idea some time back that I have been experimenting with, and think it's paying off !!
If you have ever tried to repair a 12v fridge, you know about the "Peltier Module" that is a thermoelectric plate. As you put power into it, you get heat on one side, and cold on the other side.
I picked up a few of these Peltier modules. If you put heat on one side, and cool the other side, you actually make current
On the Bertram Sport Fisher
, the engines are running all day as we troll offshore
. Since the engines are throwing heat from the exhaust
into each turbo, why not try to use these Peltier module to create power to charge the batteries !!!
I put 4 around the exhaust
pipe after the turbo on one side of the 8V92 Detroit Diesel
. Not a lot of current
... Then I took some 3/8" soft copper, and wrapped 3 turns around the outside of the Peltier modules. So we have the hot side touching the 320 degree (F), exhaust pipe before the sea water
enters. The 3/8" pipe is in direct contact with the cold side of the Peltier, so I connect a flow of sea water
into the 3/8" copper pipe, the cool water flows around the cold side of the Peltier, and exits outside the vessel. I am now generating nearly 7 amps.
Since I am in Hong Kong
, Mainland China
is my back yard. I have a factory making me an assembly ring that will snugly slide on the pipe. They will then properly incorporate the copper tube and encase with ceramic goop.
Has any one else experimented with this concept
I have Jabsco
sea water pump that run off a belt an the flywheel that pumps the sea water back to the tuna tubes and cockpit
wash down. I have more then enough flow to get the sea water from there to cool the outside of the thermoelectric generator
What are your thoughts ?