[time-nuts] Improving the stability of crystal oscillators

Brooke Clarke brooke at pacific.net
Sat Oct 13 16:26:52 EDT 2007

Hi Don:

They are very inefficient to the point that a system that's supposed to cool 
something may heat it because of all the heat generated by the module.

It takes a huge amount of heat sinking or liquid cooling to get them to work.

Have Fun,

Brooke Clarke
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Don Collie wrote:
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> Has anyone concidered using a small Peltier pile to maintain the crystal`s 
> temparature. I understand that these devices will heat or cool, so it would 
> be possible to maintain the crystal temparature at , say, 25 degrees 
> celcius, over a range of ambient temparatures
> [perhaps 0 to 70  degrees]. There would be several advantages in this 
> approach.
> Cheers!,................................Don Collie jnr. 
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