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  • Heat-Powered Stove Top Fan W/ Salvaged Parts

    I read somewhere online about dielectric grease and it specific for preventing or protecting from heat transfer and or also to protect from corrosion, and not as a grounding assistant,I always thought it was for enhancing conductivity but only does by protecting from moisture, corrosion where contacts might not be tight The stuff used in automotive distributors is supposed to be different, specific for heat transfer but when replacing similar modules on heat sinks anywhere it usually advised to just use dielectric grease, if can't get the OEM stuff.. As previously noted. I use the white stuff because just looks the same, but use the brown black stuff on extension cord plugs I've had out in the weather for years or other plugs.. .It appears it doesn't conduct, otherwise some of my plugs...

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    I read somewhere online about dielectric grease and it specific for preventing or protecting from heat transfer and or also to protect from corrosion, and not as a grounding assistant,I always thought it was for enhancing conductivity but only does by protecting from moisture, corrosion where contacts might not be tight The stuff used in automotive distributors is supposed to be different, specific for heat transfer but when replacing similar modules on heat sinks anywhere it usually advised to just use dielectric grease, if can't get the OEM stuff.. As previously noted. I use the white stuff because just looks the same, but use the brown black stuff on extension cord plugs I've had out in the weather for years or other plugs.. .It appears it doesn't conduct, otherwise some of my plugs would have shorted out from having too much on them.. While a petrolium grease might have and it noted vasoline has the same properties and near the same performance . I'd be inclined to stay away from petrolium products in a high heat application and go with the stuff that is... I think I saw to use Vasoline on battery terminals also to keep them from corroding, but other greases might work the same

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  • Heat-Powered Stove Top Fan W/ Salvaged Parts

    Dielectric grease, white type is similar to what auto manufacturers use in ignition distributors and is easier to find than heat type grease and supposedly works near the same available at most auto parts stores or anywhere that sells hardware.Vaseline also supposedly works, but might melt out.. Model airplane propellers an alternative to making one... Or for something that doesn't end up looking like a motor. make the heat power transfer unit to power a computer cooling fan.. many are 5-12v. .(and as long as it mentioned salvaging parts from old computers..but desk top might be useless if have 110-120v ones... .) or even as a battery charger... The peltier units also have various voltage and amp output voltages and might need more or less of them for required power for want ever moto...

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    Dielectric grease, white type is similar to what auto manufacturers use in ignition distributors and is easier to find than heat type grease and supposedly works near the same available at most auto parts stores or anywhere that sells hardware.Vaseline also supposedly works, but might melt out.. Model airplane propellers an alternative to making one... Or for something that doesn't end up looking like a motor. make the heat power transfer unit to power a computer cooling fan.. many are 5-12v. .(and as long as it mentioned salvaging parts from old computers..but desk top might be useless if have 110-120v ones... .) or even as a battery charger... The peltier units also have various voltage and amp output voltages and might need more or less of them for required power for want ever motor fan running..Might need to also find a voltage regulator of some sort, or might burn out the motors.. What ever peltier unit needed They appear Cheap to buy and relative to cost of buying something prebuilt,... and it easy to build one using the same principles described here..I'm hoping to eventually build one for my various heaters,, could also build one for taking camping... tent use.. The only place I've ever seen these was in boat parts supply stores and are expensive relative to what look like cost to build.. An entire unit or all parts could be salvaged from 12v portable coolers. If weren't trashed because something in them stopped working. A lot of them gone to the trash or thrift stores because use too much power to practically be used or were rarely used.

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  • DIY 2G/3G/4G wireless cell phone signal booster

    Thanks, I just built one for use with a mobile wifi hotspot, that had such lousy reception, most often couldn't load more than 2 webpages without it timing out or getting constant server errors, (despite indication getting 80-100% signal) and having to turn it off and on again to get it to work for that or each time, It's still slow, but so far getting less error messages, or quickly loads a timed out page when retrying My cable is near 40' hanging outside on a 12" tall TV antenna, on top of a Motorhome so 20' + high. I soldered the connections, (not very well) but only to one wire hanger piece,(that is outside) using a piece of the left over cable shielding for the metallic shield bridge (of which I don't see much detail about in the instructions) My other end is just th...

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    Thanks, I just built one for use with a mobile wifi hotspot, that had such lousy reception, most often couldn't load more than 2 webpages without it timing out or getting constant server errors, (despite indication getting 80-100% signal) and having to turn it off and on again to get it to work for that or each time, It's still slow, but so far getting less error messages, or quickly loads a timed out page when retrying My cable is near 40' hanging outside on a 12" tall TV antenna, on top of a Motorhome so 20' + high. I soldered the connections, (not very well) but only to one wire hanger piece,(that is outside) using a piece of the left over cable shielding for the metallic shield bridge (of which I don't see much detail about in the instructions) My other end is just the coiled wire taped to beck of my mobile wifi hotspot unit....as seen in another version of this to the back of a cell phone , (I used 7 coils on both ends ) I might eventually try attaching the other wire hanger to it, either soldering or some other method... Looks like could just make the wire core longer and wrap around both those inside ends of the wire hanger unit. secure by zap straps or better to clean and solder it ....if not some of the solder that comes in a glue tube form.

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