[Amps] SS amps watercooling - was PowerGenius XL

Al Kozakiewicz akozak at hourglass.com
Tue Mar 7 08:39:01 EST 2017

You are mixing terms. Or. more specifically, using the terms as a surrogates for other things.

Distilled water is deionized.  That does not mean it is the same in every respects as deionized water made by another method. You can deionize (more specifically demineralize) water by a number of processes including reverse osmosis, electrolysis and distillation. Distilled water has no ions in it. It is as non-conductive as deionized water made by any other means. It contains no mineral ions, I.e. it is deionized.  I'm not making this up. 

All distilled water is deionized. Not all deionized water is distilled. Do you see the logic here?

As to whether one method yields water that  is more "corrosive" than another, call me highly skeptical but willing to learn. 

From: Amps <amps-bounces at contesting.com> on behalf of Roger (K8RI) <k8ri at rogerhalstead.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 4:46 AM
To: amps at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [Amps] SS amps watercooling - was PowerGenius XL

Sorry, but that is not true.  I too used to think of distilled water as
being neutral, but, "pure, distilled water is highly corrosive and will
suck up metallic ions like mad.

Water is one of the best mediums for heat transfer, however, tap water
would work well in a SS amp with the heat sink/spreader at chassis
ground potential. Tap water would not wok in a tupe amp where it has to
cool the anode of a tube at a high potential.

I worked with this stuff (DI & Distilled)  for close to 20 years.


Roger (K8RI)

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