Get ready for a question about an absurd idea I'm trying to determine the feasibility of. I want to both heat and cool a flat 3mm aluminum sheet of dimensions 50x50cm (half meter squared). If cost isn't an issue, and power considerations aren't either, is there a way to wire 100 Peltier plates (with dimensions 50x50mm each) together in a grid to provide temperature control over the aluminum sheet? I was thinking of using 12V, 30W ones.
The aluminum sheet would have to be cooled to 10 degrees C and also have the capability to heat the aluminum sheet to 80 degrees C. There needs to be uniform temperature on the entire surface of the plate within plus or minus 0.2 degrees C. Ideally it should reach the temperature set by the control system in approximately 15 minutes (no longer than an hour)
What kind of heat sink system would I need to have both cooling and heating capability (possible to swap hot and cold sides with reversing current direction)? Could I make a system that has the aluminum sheet as the top layer, then one side of the Peltier connected to the sheet by thermal paste, then on the other side a heat sink system with fans that pull air away from the Peltier?