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David Stokes
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Has anyone used a thermoelectric generator on a rocket stove/heater to produce power? I've seen them on wood stoves charging batteries and now on camping stoves charging cell phones. Seems like you could just embed it in the cob.

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Peter Peterson
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Hi David,
If you have a Rocket-mass-heater the best place is on the upper rim of the barrel. It is the hottest accessible part of the RMH. The cold part of the thermoelectric generator has to be somehow ventilated by "cold" air. A thermoelectric generator needs a temperature difference as large as possible. The degrees of efficiency is very small.
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Diane Monteil
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Hi David. If you want to put a thermoelectric module on a RMH, you need to put a heat sink under it. The high heat of the RMH has the potential of melting the wires of the module, unless you get a module that is made for high temps. Are you doing this to have a small electrical change going to a bank of batteries, or are you wanting to run a fan within the RMH? Anyway Good luck.
 
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