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That may be true Sidecar, however as set up with no storage battery, the electronic regulator will be seeking constantly to maintain a controlled output, forcing the electronics to run hotter and making it more likely to fail prematurely and after spending $50 on the alternator, I would prefer not to have to change it early. The storage battery also limits the current need to far less than the full current by smoothing the power demands to the system, where this system can jump from near zero use to near full load in a split second with the same effect. It's not the mechanicals I am concerned about in the cooler air with a reversed cooling fan limiting the flow, but the device on the inside of all those fins on the back...
True and not true... The alternator doesn't care which rotation it runs in as far as power generation, however the cooling fan IS directionally sensitive and operating near the top end of it's power generation and with the reduced air flow caused by operating in reverse rotation will shorten the life of the components with the internal voltage regulator usually being the first to fail, potentially killing the inverter.
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Orso, thank you from another Kuma (Bear) for a great idea and a well made instructable!
Blood is not an attractant for mosquitoes. They home in on the CO2 mammals breathe out and the body warmth to find their hosts.
For cooking, we use warm water to activate the yeast from dormancy because we want them active quickly, however in this case three things slow the yeast's activation and metabolism so they produce small amounts of CO2 for a longer period; cooler water slows the activation and metabolic rate (it will activate just fine, but not all at once and not from 0 to 120 KPH!), use of brewer's yeast (larger grains of a slower acting yeast) and not mixing the yeast into the sugar water solution (reduces the surface area of the yeast in contact with the water and food, slowing the metabolic reactions). Any excess CO2 produced is just wasted and I want the reaction to go on as long as possible between servicing the stations.
Probably teaspoons, but the proportions are not critical for this mix. The sugar is a food for the yeast to produce CO2 and attract the mosquitoes, making them think they are around a breathing mammal and a blood meal. If your trap does not produce well, try adding a little more sugar to the mix.
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US stores have what is labeled as PR2100 PVC pipe, which has wall thickness of about 2mm and is about half the wall thickness of Schedule 40 pipe and roughly half the weight. PR2100 i's plenty strong enough for this airframe and is more flexible than the heavier walled pipe to take crashes. Just don't store it in sunlight long term because it degrades more quickly from UV.
What kind of temperature do you want to maintain in the dehydrator and what entering air temperature do you expect? The modules I have worked with generally can generate about 20 deg F delta T on each plate with proper air flow, so the module's entering air would have to be 100 deg F to achieve 120 deg F in the chamber, assuming you have enough BTW capacity.
Too many variables to even estimate L/Hr...
If the junction between the hot and cold halves of the peltier module delaminates, the unit will lose capacity and the alternate expansion of the hot plate and contraction of the cold plate places stresses on this junction. Less well made modules will show this failure effect more quickly. Peltier modules also do not like anything but pure DC power and as most AC to DC power suppliea age, their filter capacitors break down and leak more AC-like waveforms into the output, reducing the module capacity, effectiveness and lifespan. Hope this helps... Bear
Unless your airborne humidity is very high (ie, high dew point temperatures), the likely hood of a peltier module getting it's cold junction plate below the dew point of free air and making water is low and production would likely be very limited. A mechanical refrigeration system would be more likely to be effective on a cost per gallon basis IMHO.Bear
The refrigeration on a refer cube van is a poor AC system choice DocR, however the insulation would make the cube a nice starting point. The biggest problem would be the aluminum interior skin which leaves black marks on everything and getting rid of the smell. One other consideration; these cubes are often resold and put on new chassis frames, so if the price is reasonable, the value may not be. As a refrigeration tech, I would chose a retired rental moving cube truck or an ambulance first.
US class 2 ambulances (the cab is not connected to the patient area) and class 3 (the cab is connected to the patient box and often has a passage between the two) have lots of advantages as a camper, including cab and box heating and cooling systems, lots of interior lighting, are well insulated in most circumstances, have patient box ventilation, lots of storage close at hand and are more tolerant to panic maneuvers because of their low center of gravity in comparison to an industrial or commercial box body truck. The class 2 is a good option for transplanting the box onto a new chassis in the future.
US class 2 ambulances (the cab is not connected to the patient area) and class 3 (the cab is connected to the patient box and often has a passage between the two) have lots of advantages as a camper, including cab and box heating and cooling systems (both are driven off of the engine, however and the engine must be running for them to work), lots of interior lighting usually with an isolated accessory battery to prevent killing the start battery (or batteries in most diesels), are well insulated in most circumstances, have patient box ventilation, lots of storage close at hand and are more tolerant to panic maneuvers because of their low center of gravity in comparison to an industrial or commercial box body truck. The class 2 is a good option for transplanting the box onto a new chassis …
US class 2 ambulances (the cab is not connected to the patient area) and class 3 (the cab is connected to the patient box and often has a passage between the two) have lots of advantages as a camper, including cab and box heating and cooling systems (both are driven off of the engine, however and the engine must be running for them to work), lots of interior lighting usually with an isolated accessory battery to prevent killing the start battery (or batteries in most diesels), are well insulated in most circumstances, have patient box ventilation, lots of storage close at hand and are more tolerant to panic maneuvers because of their low center of gravity in comparison to an industrial or commercial box body truck. The class 2 is a good option for transplanting the box onto a new chassis in the future.I personally chose to build a microcamper to tow behind my SUV so I have a vehicle to drive once I get set up where I am staying each night and because I wanted to load up during the week, hook up on Friday after work and haul boogie! I looked into building an insert to go inside my closed cargo trailer as somebody suggested in this post, but was never able to design a practical way to remove and insert the modules without unloading them each time, at least until I make changes to my workshop (the 1958 structure just doesn't have the live load ratings for a cradle lift from overhead and a roll about version would cost more than the camper!).
Great suggestions, but I would suggest something like cast in place j-bolts instead of casting in wood for attachments, as the wood and the concrete are likely to expand and contract at different rates and cause the dreaded surface cracks. Take a look at commercial counter top mounting systems for ideas. The other option is a flexible adhesive, since gravity will take care of most of the holding in place anyway.
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