The rainy season slowly but steadily comes to an end, the temperatures are climbing again. Soon we will leave Chiang Mai and set out again to explore the hidden spots of South East Asia. And along with it comes heat, sweat and mosquitos. Yuck…
Dehumidifier you say… hmmm
About a month ago I was googeling around for a dehumidifier as humidity is one of the key bastards that make our live a misery in the car and found some small electrical units which claim to be able to do that. So I got curious how they operate and found out that they work with Peltier Elements. Those are used in cheepish Camping Fridges as well. Peltiers get hot on one side and cold on the other, by connecting them to some power, usually 12 Volts. Interesting.
Peltiers come into play… but … no
So my mind got locked into those things and I started to make plans for a Peltier based Air Condition. Downside of those things are: They are power hogs (around 5 amps per unit at 12 Volts) and after learning how to calculate the amount of heat (aka Watt) I need to handle in Elton to get a cooling effect, I learned that I need to operate a Peltier farm. So…, no.
Btw: the header picture is still from the Peltier based system, so the new version i describe below has changed a lot but I didn’t get around to create new 3D model. It works perfectly in my mind, that’s good enough for me ? .