Active Jacket Cooler
OK I've gotta run this idea by some one
as it's been inmy head for months,,
As i run a fabrication shop, and always end up changing things regardless if needed, I've been building a sort of chiller system for cars using some high powered TEC modules,, (thermo electric couplings) These are small chips, that when power is applied, one side gets freezing, the other hot... used in computer over-clocking and so on..
I was thinking about using some of that capiliary tubing, 2, much lower wattage tec units, and that foil blister pod pack stuff,(can't think of the name,, its pretty tough) and a very small pump,,, all together the pump, tecs and heat sinks would be on a belt setup, or something, the pump in mind is roughly an inch, by half inch, the tec units each are roughly an inch square and flat, with exception to heat sinks, which would stand off roughly 1/4 inch..... so small stuff!!
running the capiliary tubes through the jacket, to the pods in areas that the natural body cooling points are, inside arm near elbow, around each flank, or sides... then recirculating obviously,, using just filtered water, in case of a rupture by wrecking (don't want antifreeze all over)
The Tec units can cool the water down to as i figure 60-65 degrees, under load... after full cycling... heat removal would have to be from 2 heat sinks,, mounted,,, well, somewhere that there is armor beneath, as landing on one would not be fun...
Power as i figure could be in from a battery pack, which would be.... at load and full duty cycle... 2.5-4 hours ,, said battery pack is roughly 4 inches, by 1" or possibly a quick release coupling that could be ran off the bike?
But, i think this would be a pretty damn good idea, or,, at least an interesting prospect.
Also, a bonus would be that in the winter... reversing the TEC units would heat the coolant... er.. water...
So i put it to you all, any ideas, or anything, as I just might build this.