Joined: Oct 14, 2007 Posts: 80 Location: Pondicherry
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:42 am Post subject: Aquarium chiller Reg
Recently I aquired a small new AC unit used in ships it mesures nearly 45by30cm quite heavy,it came without diffuser , it works at 120 Volt AC.Is there any chance to convert it as aquarium chiller, I am zero in Ac mechanism.I request your valuable idea in this.
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:30 am Post subject: Re: Aquarium chiller Reg
Step up from 110/120 volts to 220/240
Step down from 220/240 volts to 110/120 volts
Basically it is voltage converter and can be used for multiple accessories such as players, cameras, shavers, strobes, battery chargers etc........
In Bangalore SJP road is the place but no idea in Pondy
it came without diffuser , it works at 120 Volt AC.Is there any chance to convert it as aquarium chiller, I am zero in AC mechanism.I request your valuable idea in this.
I guess Thomas has a doubt on - how to adapt an Air Conditioning unit to control water temperature & he is referring to AC as in Air conditioner.
Well, I only have a overview - I guess you'll need a Cu coil of a much longer length (based on calculations) to be connected to it, this will be a substitute for the diffuser, which is immersed in water that needs to be cooled (You can use a sump as well & then connect this to the Aquarium).
An additional temperature sensor will be required that can precisely monitor water temperature & control the AC unit.
The Cu coil will have to be coated with anti-corrosive coating so as to protect the unit as well as the aquatic life.
A/c Blowing on the Water will reduce temp to abt 2-3 degrees less than the ambient temp around the tank... so u wont be able to acheive that 24-26 deg.
perfect for this is using a Split A/c, take the 2 Copper Wires from the Outdoor unit, and coil the CU with anti corrosive agent (suitable for marine application) and dip the coils into the water to chill the water.
You get Digital thermostats, that u can wire up to the Outdoor unit to control the temp of the water...
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