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Water cooled cameras, what coolers ?


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Hi all.

I bought a water-cooled  Atik 11k secondhand camera recently and while it cools down to useable temperatures without water-cooling, I'd really like to try a good water chiller on it to get the best performance, even during summer. 

I'm thinking how to mount the cooling,pumping and reservoir kit near the scope so I thought to check first here.

Is anyone using water cooled cameras, what cooler systems are in use, how did you located the cooler , what sort of performance did you get ?

I have a Reservator XT cooler which came with the camera and its massive and probably doesn't have the head for cooling the camera on the mount while sitting on the floor. Currently I'm in the degassing stage of prepping it , now I have replaced the worn orings and for some long pipes. 

Really considering active chilling via water rather than just heat transfer but looking for experiences !

Thanks in advance

Mike

 

 

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On 23/05/2022 at 07:05, skybadger said:

Hi all.

I bought a water-cooled  Atik 11k secondhand camera recently and while it cools down to useable temperatures without water-cooling, I'd really like to try a good water chiller on it to get the best performance, even during summer. 

I'm thinking how to mount the cooling,pumping and reservoir kit near the scope so I thought to check first here.

Is anyone using water cooled cameras, what cooler systems are in use, how did you located the cooler , what sort of performance did you get ?

I have a Reservator XT cooler which came with the camera and its massive and probably doesn't have the head for cooling the camera on the mount while sitting on the floor. Currently I'm in the degassing stage of prepping it , now I have replaced the worn orings and for some long pipes. 

Really considering active chilling via water rather than just heat transfer but looking for experiences !

Thanks in advance

Mike

 

 

From personal experiance, I would not go for the continual water feed from the tap solution as it will kill your water bill if you are on a metre.

 

Adam

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