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Cooling effect ?

  1. Nov 30, 2005 #1
    A cooling system for a fridge at a store has a cooling effect of 35 kW. I'm having a bit of trouble understanding what this actually tells me, iow what it means. Could someone explain it in some easy manner...?

    When someone says that there is a cooling need for 35kW, I don't really get it. If someone said that this room needs to be cooled from 30C to 20C, I understand it a bit more, but to express these 10C of needed cooling in terms of kiloWatts is more than I understand...
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2005
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  3. Nov 30, 2005 #2


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    The refrigerator is capable of sucking in 35 kJ of heat per second.

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