Perfect for disaster survival applications,as it allows power generation from a easy obtainable source “Fire” Solar power can only be obtained effectively in daytime hours and harvesting moonlight is difficult and expensive to create the lens needed to gather power,Wind Power the wind does not blow all the time some days have none at solar thermoelectric generator pdf. 3: Selection of Thick Gauge Electrical Wire,x2 colours. 5: Project Box,partially heatproof if possible,use insulating material,metals,foil etc.
8: Box cutter or exacto blade. 15: x1 Blocking Diode,to prevent reverse charging. 17: Thick Copper Metal Wire. 18: Digital multimeter Voltage Tester. Pretty simple to construct the main housing and working device itself. 1:Firstly cut up your metal plate section get your x2 drinking cans and cut the top and bottom off them,then cut in half,do this with both pieces untill you have 4 thin sections of aluminium metal,grab your x acto blade or boxcutter,line up the 4 pieces and weight them down with something,now cut a cross x4 in four corners of the metal,once done use a pair of pliers or scissors carefully crimp the metal outwards,add 4 screws with 4 Bolts insert into the holes you had cut for the plate,and use pliers to bend remaining metal sharp bits downwards and around the bolts.
The base plate is done. 5v batterys and holding the peltier to feel which side is which,push lightly into the thermal paste,and lay the Heatsink ontop of the peltier lightly pushing into the paste once again,now the last part to set up the unit itself use pliers to bend thick copper metal around the heatsink and under the bolts on the baseplate,takes a bit of fiddly bending light metals into place around the bolts on both sides fixing the heatsink into a sandwich with the peltier module and baseplate. Not really for everyday use,as i imagine the peltier cell will eventually crack or break in someway and make the device none effective,,but being able to harvest electrical power from any source or flame makes this perfect for out of the way places,camping,emergency purposes etc. When it decides to stop raining in the UK for a couple days will carry out longer more detailed tests too see the max output power. Thermal Power Unit,Rocket,Hobo Stove Test.
1: Add another peltier cell to double output voltage. 2: Connect A Joule Thief or more to up voltage by a small amount. Thicker Aluminium or metal base plate. 5: Only Use a Rocket Stove Appliance to create localized heat,in one place below the unit,reducing heat loss,open pit fire sends heat in all directions,where as a rocket stove is more localized onto a singular place,creating more efficient heat distribution,and more energy collection. 6: Use multiple Linked Units,2 or more whole units on a fire pit collecting power,and linked in series to double output voltage. Double Up,have two of everything and mount inside a suitable container along with the generator. I am investigating the idea of make a Waste Oil Burner to heat a swimming pool.
Is it possible to construct a Thermoelectric Generator to produce enough power to run the Filtration Pump for the pool? Any suggestions on where I could find information, plans, designs etc would be greatly appricated. Peltier Cells generate incredibly small amounts of current for the amount of heat required. If you need to generate electricity via waste oil then a steam powered generator would be the way to go. Otherwise, solar would be much cheaper and a better long term solution.
Could this be used with a smaller, copper heatsink? Can we use nitrogen for other side of cooling I think it will be efficient and we can gain more voltage. Nitrogen near open flame think would be a seriously dangerous idea being highly explosive,adding a fan and bigger heatsink would be better,or environmental cooling using icy air snow etc. 20 per litre and some people have died using it.
Damn that stuff is a whole lot more toxic and hazardous than i initially thought thanks for the info. Nitrogen is neither explosive nor toxic what are you talking about. It’s the lack of oxygen that kills not a high amount of nitrogen. Just make sure that you are in a ventilated area with fresh air coming in and you should be good. Btw, nitrogen is inert so it can’t possibly be explosive.
A sealed tank full of nitrogen exposed to heat might explode because of pressure, but not the gas itself. Don’t see how that would would,unless the heli was in a sizeable fire. Is this enough to power a phone? Yeah it is enough,just don’t expect a fast charge speed. It can generate power from a temperature gradient of 5 degrees celsius or greater and can withstand up to 300 degrees celsius before shutting down. Please vote for our entry in the instructables contests! How much power you generate.
My generator is able to produce over 3 Watts at peak operating conditions, more than enough to charge a cellphone, tablet, or camera. I buy your man made product because we badly needed it this february please for Project sake. We will credit you the soonest. 7805 circuit or a boost circuit to bump the volts upto USB territory and provide USB charging? Carried out a Additional Test In a Small Gap in the storms here in the UK,Used a small hobo stove from a bean can and waste paper,getting 1. 44volts before the fuel run out,will carry out more tests to determine max output etc as soon as i can. Unknown as depends on how hot a flame can get,and how cold the surroundings are.