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thylantyr
01-28-2006, 08:41 PM
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http://www.caraudioforum.com/vbb3/showthread.php?p=1838324#post1838324


Pics:
http://home.pacbell.net/lordpk/load/


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Prowler573
01-28-2006, 08:45 PM
Thy ~

You really have too much spare time on your hands, don't you?

Good luck with the project, guy. :laugh:

ballstothewall
01-28-2006, 08:47 PM
Wow....

You are nuts man...

dak0ta_g33k
01-28-2006, 08:49 PM
neat. does it get warm enough to cook hotpockets?

ballstothewall
01-28-2006, 08:55 PM
forget hotpockets....cook some popcorn man!

thylantyr
01-28-2006, 10:59 PM
*.... he fills the bucket with gasoline thinking it's water *:scared:

ballstothewall
01-28-2006, 11:23 PM
Just use liquid nitrogen...

Eldorado
01-29-2006, 12:18 AM
Hopefully the bucket doesnt melt...lol

ballstothewall
01-29-2006, 12:24 AM
Set up a circulation system using (can't think of the proper name) a copper pipe wrapped in a coil, then have the water in the bucket circulating through the coil w/ the coil in a bucket of liquid nitrogen. That ought to suffice for some serious cooling.

By no means take my crazy *** ideas seriously, I'm just thinking outloud.

joetama
01-29-2006, 12:25 AM
Hmm i think if the bucket melts that's the least of the concerns, but **** that sure is a way to cool something.....

Eldorado
01-29-2006, 12:28 AM
Bazooka CHIL come to mind ?

adio
01-29-2006, 09:17 AM
dear thy,
u are fukiin crazy

love adio

joetama
01-29-2006, 09:54 AM
This isn't audio related, but since we are talking about cooling stuff, have a look at how they cool this computer....

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/09/strip_out_the_fans/

dak0ta_g33k
01-29-2006, 11:04 AM
wow, new turkey fryer :crazy: :yumyum: :D

req
01-29-2006, 12:05 PM
if this unit is going to be stationary, go to the junkyard and get a nice big huge car radiator. try and find a car that was damaged from the rear and yank the sucker out. you might be able to get it for like $30. then get a powerful outdoor pond pump

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2 F&fkr=1&from=R8&satitle=pond+pump&category0=

and then set up the radiator\pump outside [with a fan if you feel the need] and put a radiator fluid\water mixture in there and hook it all up to a switch :)

use copper tubes for more heat dissapation too ;)

that is to say, that this setup is quite stationary and you wont be moving it all around.

http://img462.imageshack.us/img462/6553/testbench5bb.gif

if its got to be semi-portable, you could hook up some hose-type connections with quick connects. [like on air tools] so you can unhook the setup quickly with minimal leaks as well. i would drill some holes thru the wall to outside and put copper\steel tubing through it and put spickets on each side, then just use some garden hose-esque connectors.

joetama
01-29-2006, 02:19 PM
I dont know if they will generate enough heat to need a radiator and stuff. The point of the cooling is to take the direct head away from the components so it can disapate somewhere else.

req
01-29-2006, 03:09 PM
i dunno dude. 10kw from any amplifier is alot of heat. and if you are doing load testing over a long period of time, that water will eventually get really freakin hot.

Eldorado
01-29-2006, 05:29 PM
This isn't audio related, but since we are talking about cooling stuff, have a look at how they cool this computer....

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/09/strip_out_the_fans/
Dude is nuts.
Fans are cheaper anyways

Eldorado
01-29-2006, 05:30 PM
i dunno dude. 10kw from any amplifier is alot of heat. and if you are doing load testing over a long period of time, that water will eventually get really freakin hot.
Water wetter ;)

BassAce
02-04-2006, 07:08 PM
Just for kicks, it takes 4.18 joules to heat up 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius. Since joules=watts * seconds, if you wanted to figure out how hot the water will get to boiling assuming you have distilled water. 10000 watts at 1 minute is 600,000 joules. five gallons of water weighs 18,892.1222 grams. If my calculations are correct, it takes 31.759 seconds to heat up that bucket of water 1 degree Celsius. So about 30 seconds to heat up that guy’s load 1 degree Celsius. If the water is at 20 degrees Celsius, would it take 40 minutes to heat up that bucket of water to boiling? I could be wrong, but look at how long it takes to heat up a pot of water on your oven to boiling. My largest range puts out 2500 watts and it takes a long time to get my water to boil to heat up my macaroni.

thylantyr
02-04-2006, 09:28 PM
Reminds me of the movie Tommy Boy..

I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's azz, but I'd rather take the butcher's word for it.

joetama
02-05-2006, 12:35 PM
You have to remember that there is going to be heat loss to the air because the bucket is not completely isolated from the out side world, I honestly doubt you'll ever get close to boiling the water...

thylantyr
02-05-2006, 02:37 PM
The reality. After load testing my amp playing tunes only, I can touch the elements
with my finger :) ... and the reason for over-engineering is ? :cool:

BassAce
02-05-2006, 08:33 PM
The reality. After load testing my amp playing tunes only, I can touch the elements
with my finger :) ... and the reason for over-engineering is ? :cool:

Is possible to shock yourself if you touch the water? Reason I'm asking is because I noticed my range element said 220v and touched my pot while the range was on max and it did not shock me. Is there some kind of special coating on those elements, such as those water heater elements? They have to wear out sometime. How come you don't get shocked taking a shower? Just a little though the next time you take a shower.

thylantyr
02-05-2006, 10:15 PM
Is possible to shock yourself if you touch the water? Reason I'm asking is because I noticed my range element said 220v and touched my pot while the range was on max and it did not shock me. Is there some kind of special coating on those elements, such as those water heater elements? They have to wear out sometime. How come you don't get shocked taking a shower? Just a little though the next time you take a shower.

There is no water in bucket when I load test. :) I don't have megawatts I'm testing :cool:

These are water heater elements so I'm sure it's isolated otherwise imagine all
the problems. On the other hand, there are dryer heating elements that are
just nichrome wire, exposed. touch it and get shocked.