Can I use a chest freezer as a tank to cool the BitCool BC-888 Dielectric Coolant?
I'm a home base miner. I only have 8 ASIC miners. What would happen if I use a chest freezer as a tank?
Question ID: 3146534 Status:
Open Mar 20, 2020 - 07:47 AM
Tank / System Design, Material Compatibility, SLICTanks
Mar 20, 2020 - 07:47 AM
So using a chest freezer as a tank is actually a great idea! We have lots of small mining customers that have purchased used chest freezers and use them as tanks, however you need to consider the following:
1) The inside of the freezer should be made from a water tight fiberglass or plastic and its compatibility with our coolants is something you need to test, especially at high temperatures like 50-60C.
2) The chillers on most chest freezers are not very powerful, as they are design to work very slowly and with the lid closed, so in most cases the chillers on these freezers will not be able to handle the heat generated by a single miner which with new units can exceed 3KW.
3) You will need to add a circulation and fluid cooling system, when you do this make sure you are using an epoxy or similar sealant to ensure your new plumbing into the freezer doesn't not leak.
These units are nice because they often have a locking lid and if you can route the plumbing and the cables in such a way to keep use of the lid, you get a nice quiet tank that looks like - yup a chest freezer...
Nov 18, 2021 - 09:42 AM
Es posible usar un enfriador mecánico (como será su congelador horizontal) para enfriar BitCool, pero normalmente desaconsejamos a la gente hacer esto. Por un lado, un sistema de radiador seco funciona bien en casi cualquier entorno. Un sistema de enfriamiento en seco de circuito único es mucho más simple y tiene menos partes móviles. A menos que exista una razón por la que no se pueda utilizar un radiador, recomendamos ese tipo de sistema.