Oil & Electronics? the best way to cool electronics? (Experiment)

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    In this video I will show you why oil and electronics can sometimes represent a useful combination. Along the way I will perform a couple of experiments with the oil in order to determine its resistance as well as its cooling capacity. Let's get started!
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Comments • 807

  • James Redfern
    James Redfern 3 days ago

    The Transformatorenoel has high oxidation resistance. Been using it in the deep fryer for over six months now.

  • Cahrdek
    Cahrdek 4 days ago +1

    Transformer Oil? Is this the kind of fuel Optimus Prime is running on?

  • David Hommel
    David Hommel 8 days ago

    Du hast sogar eine noch bessere Isolation wenn du das Öl vor dem einfüllen noch einmal über Nacht vakuumierst um Restwasser was sich über die Zeit in den Container gezogen hat rauszuholen. Ich benutze für die Umlaufkühlung von Röntgenröhren TrafoÖl von Shell (Diala S4). Die dielektrischen Eigenschaften sind nach dem vakuumieren noch mal besser.
    Ich komme vor dem vakuumieren mit einem Abstand von 1mm auf rund 30kV bevor es überschlägt. Danach geht's bis auf 40kV und mehr.

  • DarkLinkAD
    DarkLinkAD 11 days ago

    You skipped baby oil :+)

  • Michael M
    Michael M 11 days ago

    I think you measured the capacity caused reactance current

  • The Drone Horseman
    The Drone Horseman 15 days ago

    Did you,.... hhhh... do a review... hhhh on Corrosion X anti rust spray... hhhh... that can water proof electronics .... hhh... even while they’re submerged? .... hhhh!

  • Coba-coba TV
    Coba-coba TV 15 days ago

    What kind of oil, can i use frying oil for my cpu mainboard?

  • coffee fish
    coffee fish 16 days ago

    just water cool

  • Jarvis Owl
    Jarvis Owl Month ago

    how does the skydd oil from ikea performs?

  • HUGHgamingHD ,
    HUGHgamingHD , Month ago

    i never know that oil no conduct

  • NickBig
    NickBig Month ago

    It's interesting the oil underperformed next to water in Nikola Tesla's book explains using boiled out linseed oil as a coolant for his homemade coils explaining that oxygen molecules is what created the Heat vibrating from the fluctuation of AC current and inductance. Is that theory true or just early experimentation into AC currents?

  • Cyber Gaming
    Cyber Gaming Month ago

    can me,used water to subtitute the oil?

  • LEO
    LEO Month ago

    What about mineral oil?

  • sprengmeister Henrik
    sprengmeister Henrik 2 months ago +1

    Transformatoren Öl XD

  • EasyBreadToast
    EasyBreadToast 2 months ago

    America: Did I hear oil?

  • Sai Ranga
    Sai Ranga 2 months ago

    brother thanks for share your knowledge to everyone about electrical and electronics engineering

  • Santtu
    Santtu 2 months ago

    But can you vape it?

  • Richard L
    Richard L 2 months ago

    Heat capacity is important but the difference is likely due to different viscosities and convective currents.

  • Richard L
    Richard L 2 months ago

    Parafinic oil used as heat transfer oil should be good. No odor. No rancidity reaction

  • BlahMadal
    BlahMadal 2 months ago


  • Oniruddho Alam
    Oniruddho Alam 2 months ago

    I think the oil was conducting in ac because of capacitance of the probes.

  • 2wheels 4God
    2wheels 4God 2 months ago

    I want to see a full ss computer work in this oil! Also has does this stuff work compared to mineral

  • Leoconkraft
    Leoconkraft 2 months ago


  • Yiimbob
    Yiimbob 3 months ago

    So ist could be used to cool a motor driver like the bts7960?

  • Joey Scott
    Joey Scott 3 months ago +1

    Awesome ! thanks for sharing . I didn't realize oil has such a low conductivity .

  • Luka
    Luka 3 months ago +1

    Everything sounds nore profesional in german

  • Dr mosfet
    Dr mosfet 3 months ago

    Be aware that really old transformer oil contains hazardous material, it's safer to buy new oil, then to drain and old transformer.

  • PlanePreacher
    PlanePreacher 3 months ago

    Refresh my memory, Didn’t they used to use whale oil before we had these synthetic oils?

  • Oscar Il Mio
    Oscar Il Mio 3 months ago

    Hello Scott.
    Did you try ultra pure water (reverse osmosis water) for a test like this?

  • Mark Daniel Dacer
    Mark Daniel Dacer 3 months ago

    Mineral oil cooling on pc is good but, cleaning is the worst

  • Kenn Mossman
    Kenn Mossman 4 months ago

    Mineral oil?

  • Just Kidding
    Just Kidding 4 months ago


    ich kann nicht mehr xd

  • Mayank Shigaonker
    Mayank Shigaonker 4 months ago

    Data sheets for oil

  • mike akridge
    mike akridge 4 months ago

    Do this with a running mother board.

  • LABscience
    LABscience 4 months ago +1


    *The U.S army wants to know your location*

  • andpc andpc
    andpc andpc 5 months ago

    about 15 years ago, i made an oil-PC after i saw an article about an oil-PC at toms hardware.
    Back then it was just a Duran 1,3GHz, 384MB SD-Ram (100MHz) with a MSI Geforce 4 TI 4200 64MB.
    I had nearly no money, so i couldnt afford expensive mineral oil. I used the cheapest vegetable oil.
    It really worked and looked cool. Also the temperature didnt get too hot. But overall it was pretty messy. After months i "drained " it, because it needed too much space and replacing anything on the mainboard was a nightmare.

  • Florian Montag
    Florian Montag 5 months ago

    "Like this *TRANSFORMATORENÖL* "

  • bledlbledlbledl
    bledlbledlbledl 5 months ago +2

    7:47 "PCB content: unverifiable" Does that mean the seller DOESN'T KNOW if it has PCBs?

  • Ninenor 324
    Ninenor 324 5 months ago +2

    Overclocking-enthusiasts wouldn't use oil, they would use liquid nitrogen

  • Joven Mangges
    Joven Mangges 5 months ago

    US wants to know your location.

  • omar tarek
    omar tarek 6 months ago

    Are you from Germany

  • Sincerely Yours
    Sincerely Yours 6 months ago

    Oil has been used as a coolant and arc suppressor since the early days of electric power generation. My grandfather designed high voltage oil switches for a Dutch power equipment company while he was interned in Holland during WW1. Not sure what the oil was, though my guess would be mineral oil as that was easily obtained and it won't ignite when under high arc conditions.

  • Władca Wymiaru
    Władca Wymiaru 6 months ago

    Those values are very high, my CPU never reached 60 °C (except time when radiator was damaged, i repaired it) After reaching 80°C computer shut-down i but saved all files i wanted.

  • Hanro50
    Hanro50 6 months ago

    I wonder if I could submerge a PC in that😏

  • xXx_MlgTr1kSh00ter _Xx
    xXx_MlgTr1kSh00ter _Xx 6 months ago

    I see some T Force RAMs...

    Soooo you are a pc enthusiasts??

  • Paul
    Paul 8 months ago

    Water is much better for cooling than oil of any kind. DI water is used for cooling in high power electronic circuits. It is used inside transformer windings, as the windings are copper tubing not solid conductors, as the tubing is cooled with moving water. The connections are done with PVC hose that is reinforced with nylon braid.

  • Хлебников Денис

    What about parasitic capacitance of the oil? Some elements are very sensitive for capacitance change

  • Хлебников Денис

    What if to make oil flow, would it be better?

  • nikninja 1627
    nikninja 1627 8 months ago

    Are you from Germany ?

  • Jimmy Hira
    Jimmy Hira 8 months ago

    if you are new to building pc's , Please don't put your motherboard in water and think it's going to work.. Try using a Water Cooling system , Not Dump your motherboard in Water System... :%

  • Just another poor guy
    Just another poor guy 8 months ago +1

    2:19 *WHAT?!?!*

  • HiDesert Dude
    HiDesert Dude 8 months ago

    It would be awesome if you could compare the transformer oil to silicone oil.
    The reason is because transformer oils are typically made from mineral oil and they contain solvents making them highly flammable given the right conditions. Silicone oil, while more expensive, is much less flammable.

  • Jan aka Mienu
    Jan aka Mienu 8 months ago


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  • SyazTYT
    SyazTYT 8 months ago

    I once saw a submerged extension lead running with no protection in water for a water pump (a tiny pool)

  • Erik Schiegg
    Erik Schiegg 9 months ago

    Johnson's Baby Oil is 99,9% mineral oil. Available in every supermarket. I use it for condensators. As an advantage, magic smokes smell better ;-)

  • ThatCoolComputer Computer
    ThatCoolComputer Computer 9 months ago +1

    I got an ad from JLCPCB and then greatscott makes the ad Longer lol

  • Matt Ooi
    Matt Ooi 9 months ago

    You should have compared with mineral oil. A lot of people have built PCs in fishtanks with mineral oil.

  • LeanOn _
    LeanOn _ 9 months ago +1

    2:20 Tranformataaoo oil

  • Michel Schweigert
    Michel Schweigert 9 months ago

    I just hate those germans that get so excited about him saying "transformatorenöl" and spam the whole comment section with it.
    Written by a German.