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Turboduck

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Cool;ing
« on: December 04, 2007, 11:44:28 AM »

Hi,I'm after some advice regards cooling a pair of speed 600s. I want something a bit posher than a coiled tube and I've come across some alloy machined jackets which fit tightly around the motor,and also some silicone jackets which are a stretch fit on the motor. The motors are speed 600 Ecos running on 9.6 volts. Any ad vive would be welcomed, thanks.
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Fil

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Re: Cool;ing
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2007, 05:39:55 PM »

Hi TD

As you say the metal coil isn't exactly posh but it is effective, and you don't run your boat with the lid off do you?

I have boats with all three types of water cooling, and I prefer the silicone jacket by far, it is a little bulky, especially if space is a premium around the motor, but it is by far the most effective, but the most expensive.
The alloy machine jackets look good but in truth are large heatsinks with water cooling tubes at their periphery, this means that a lot of heat is retained in the jacket.  But they do look nice.
The tried tested and extensively used cooling coil if fitted correctly using a heatsink compound between the motor and the coil is an excellent low cost option.
Ultimately the choice is yours, but "don't always judge a book by its cover!" ;)

Hope this helps

Phil
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Bridkid

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Re: Cool;ing
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007, 09:57:14 AM »

In order to 'spread' the effectiveness of a cooling coil you can get some thin aluminium sheet and wrap this tightly round the motor before putting on the coil, this helps......and it's a cheap way of upgrading the cooling.
Cheers,
Ian.
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