What is thermoelectric cooling?
Thermoelectric cooler (TEC) modules operate according to the Peltier effect.
When an electrical current is supplied, cooling power is provided through the module which, when used with appropriate thermal management components, dissipates heat away from the hot surface. By reversing the current supplied the modules can also be used to provide localised heating.
In order to operate these devices at the peak of their operational capability, pulse width modulation (PWM) is advocated, as the benefits are; minimised increase in temperature effects across the module, oscillation stability and increased temperature control.
Why do we use thermoelectric cooling?
Thermoelectric cooling is ideal for applications that require active cooling below ambient temperatures.
It is particularly suitable to localised cooling with the following design requirements:
How is thermoelectric cooling applied?
Thermal management is applied to an engineering requirement by means of a thermoelectric assembly.
Adaptive® thermoelectric assemblies (heat pumps) consist of various thermal management components. Fans, heatsinks/ heatpipes and thermal interface products are used in combination with TECs to optimise cooling or heating efficiency.
Thermoelectric Cooling Applications
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