Cerbumi.org logo
An open-source network approach to real-world problem solving
Home heatled Caframo Ecofan
Join heatled today!
Join heatled
heatled
Home
Left-facing navigation arrow Messages
    Post
    Search
Members
Project Statistics
2 Members
4 Messages

Caframo Ecofan

Reply | Forward | Post New Message

From: chrisgagne
Date: Apr 22nd 2007, 18:46 EST
Subject: Caframo Ecofan


There's a company in Canada called Caframo that produces a device called an "Ecofan."

It is a fan that sits on top of a gas or wood stove, designed to transfer some of the heat from the stove and warm the room more effectively. A plate makes contact with the hot surface of the stove (150-300 degrees celsius), heating one side of a Peltier junction. On the other side of the Peltier junction is a large heatsink assembly and a cleverly placed fan.

The fan blows over the fins in the upper heatsink, keeping it cool and blowing warm air into the room. All in all, it's a brilliant design - see their website at http://www.caframo.com/ecofans.htm and you'll see what i mean.

Here's another thought: what would be easier and more efficient - creating an unusual LED device to provide lighting, or retrofitting thick borosilicate glass to a stove to allow light to escape but not heat?

Reply | Forward | Post New Message