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Cooling terrarium idea?

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by jai, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. jai

    jai Orchid addict

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    Has anyone use a electric no ice cooler as a DIY way to cool terrariums? The lid comes right off and could sit on a terrarium opening but requires a enclosed area to work effectively.
     
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    I suppose you are thinking of a Peltier cooler. These will work for relatively small volumes, but aren't particularly efficient. If you are careful about heat flows into and out of the terrarium, it should work.

    You could look at this link: <Thermoelectric cooling - Wikipedia>.

    These devices are available from many sources, you don't need to hack a cooler for this purpose...
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Jacob, can you include a link to what you are talking about. I think your description could be interpreted several different ways. If you can't find a link perhaps a better description of what you are asking about. I think you are talking about the ice chest coolers that run off of 12 volts (?)
     
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    So this is essentially the same thing? Thermoelectric Peltier Cooling System DIY Kit Semiconductor Cooler Module Y2K2
     
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    Yes I am Kelly is uses Peltier cooling. I figured the lid comes right off without breaking the cooler and could be places on a opening of a terrarium. But putting thought into it the terrarium its self might need insulated for the cooler to work most efficiently.
     
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