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Question about XSPC radiators

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Hello guys.

I have a technical question about these particular radiators, do they have a single or separate chamber system?

Although it is seen that it is a single piece, do they still have a separation inside?

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There must be a separation like your sketch otherwise the flow would go straight from inlet to outlet since that is the pass with least resistance.

Edit: You got me thinking and now I start doubting about how the flow is. I always thought that the water was flowing inside to the bottom and return but I can't find any pictures/drawing to support that idea. I have a 480 mm XSPC and I'm no more clever after inspection it.
 
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Hello guys.

I have a technical question about these particular radiators, do they have a single or separate chamber system?

Although it is seen that it is a single piece, do they still have a separation inside?

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No, the metal cover is just for looks. Its only purpose is to make the rad look more attractive.

Do you mean single or dual pass?
 
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There is always an internal divider unless it's a cross-flow radiator where the inlet is on the other end to the outlet.
There must be a separation like your sketch otherwise the flow would go straight from inlet to outlet since that is the pass with least resistance.

Edit: You got me thinking and now I start doubting about how the flow is. I always thought that the water was flowing inside to the bottom and return but I can't find any pictures/drawing to support that idea. I have a 480 mm XSPC and I'm no more clever after inspection it.
if in doubt, drain the loop and remove the radiator, then shine a torch into on of the inlets; You shouldn't be able to see light from the other inlet.
 
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Hi,
Split in half length ways so yes dual chamber 3 tubes x 360mm x2
Here's a review looks like a decent rad.
 
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Yes.

You can test this out yourself. Put the radiator horizontal on the table resting on one edge. Remove both plastic caps. Pour a small amount of water into the top port. It won't immediately rush out the bottom port because of the bulkhead.
 

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Hello guys.

I have a technical question about these particular radiators, do they have a single or separate chamber system?

Although it is seen that it is a single piece, do they still have a separation inside?

View attachment 215732
Have you considered asking engineers at xspc?
 

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There must be a separation like your sketch otherwise the flow would go straight from inlet to outlet since that is the pass with least resistance.

Edit: You got me thinking and now I start doubting about how the flow is. I always thought that the water was flowing inside to the bottom and return but I can't find any pictures/drawing to support that idea. I have a 480 mm XSPC and I'm no more clever after inspection it.

This.

All radiators are at least dual pass, inlet-down to bottom-up to top. Cross flow might be single though. If there was no separator, the radiator would be useless.
 
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If there was no separator, the radiator would be useless.
Correct.

If there was no bulkhead, the water would take the path of least resistance. Pretty much all of it would go from one port to the other with almost zero flow in the fin tubes.
 
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