Questions tagged [peltier]

The Peltier effect is a reversible physical process which is exploited in Peltier cooler/heater. The flow of current through this device pumps heat from one plate of the device to the other. This can be used to both heat and cool electronic components.

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How to drive a Peltier element?

Maybe the underlying question is what the Voltage-Current curve looks like. Can I drive it from a voltage source (like you drive a heater) or from a current source (like you drive an LED)? Or even ...
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Thermistor control of peltier voltage with Arduino (for DSLR chill box project)

I am mildly familiar with electronics, mostly from playing around with electronics kits as a kid. That was a long time ago, though, maybe as much as 20 years ago. I am currently working on a cold or "...
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Trying to Get the Most Cooling Power out of TEC Peltier Element: Smaller or Larger Peltier?

I am trying to achieve the strongest cooling effect using a TEC Peltier element. Currently, my set up is two small, 20mm x 20mm peltier TES1-4902 run with a 5V 2.4A USB Battery Pack per peltier. I ...
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Can Peltier devices be cascaded?

Can Peltier devices be cascaded to create a bigger temperature difference? Like mounting one on top of anther one to increase the maximum difference from 60 degrees C to 120 degrees.
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Peltier Unit Not Working

Recently I ordered a Peltier unit online and received it yesterday. Naturally, I was very excited to play with it. When I first turned it on, One side got hot, an another very cold. I had read that I ...
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How efficient is a Peltier TEC1-12706 and TEC1-12715

I need to know some details about Peltier coolers before moving into making an air-conditioner. I have watched several videos on YouTube that demonstrate making air-conditioners with Peltier thermo-...
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Smoothing a High Current PWM

I am using a MOSFET to control the average voltage to a device by varying the duty cycle to the base as shown in the diagram below. My question is what is the best circuit to use in the "filter box" ...
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Peltier heat resistor temperature controller, schematic issue

I've been having a problem with the following schematic: What I need to do: Two temperature controllers in order to create a temperature gradient. The hot side is a a little above room temperature ...
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H-bridge/buck converter with negative and positive voltage range

as already questioned here, i am still working on peltier controllers. For that I am using a stepper motor driver (h-bridge) with a low-pass LC filter and the peltier element behind, as Olin Lathrop ...
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Why peltier elements have smaller heatsink on cold side?

I have seen in nearly all configurations that Peltier elements are mounted with huge heat sinks on hot side as compared to tiny ones on small side. Is this just a way of explaining the need of heat ...
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Corner of Peltier module is very hot

I've bought a generic TEC1-12706 Peltier module and I'm having trouble making it work. I wired it to a 12 volts DC, 8-amp power supply, and connected the hot side to a fan & heatsink with thermal ...
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Considerations for solar powered thermoelectric cooler with fan

I am building a food cooler for camping this summer. My plan is to build a thermoelectric cooler that is solar powered. My cooler is looking much like this: including a CPU fan on the hot side ...
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Selecting best Heat Sink for TEG (Thermoelectric generator)

I am trying to solve a puzzle about selecting the right heat sink for my TEG, but I am really confused and lost with lots of equations. Here is the Specification of my TEG (TG12-2.5-01L) Module Width ...
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Peltier Circuit Components

New to electrical in general, so be gentle... Looking to drive a TEC1-12706 as a cooler/heater, using 24V, 500 Hz PWM as input. To avoid thermal cycling caused by PWM, incorporating LC filter. In ...
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TEG in series require power balancer/align adapter?

Do Thermoelectric Generators (TEG) in series require a power balancer, when storing the energy to a battery source? If not, what should I do for my design to distribute to a battery source more ...
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Making Hot and Cold room at the same time with Peltier stack

I am thinking about 2 small boxes with peltier stack middle of them to get a cold room and hot room at the same time. Is it possible to get -40 degree celsius cold room and 100+ degree celsius hot ...
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Peltier Module/TEG specs explainantion

I am looking for a Peltier module/TEG to power wearables and I'm not quite sure what specs I need or should be looking at. To be honest I am not quite sure what some of the specs even me. Essentially ...
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Trouble with Peltiers TEC and USB Output Current

here is the website I will be referencing: http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Mini-USB-Fridge!/ So I was reading from Inscrutables on powering a small Peltier TEC to cool your hand while reading, and ...
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Confusing Peltier Power Draw [duplicate]

Essential Question: Which Peltier is the most Efficient for reaching coolest temperature, and is the 6V 2A peltier inefficient? I was looking into more efficient Peltiers for my project and tried to ...
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Should same sized peltier elements be cascaded?

I learned that peltier elements give better cooling on cascading but need to be growing in size towards the hot side. I have 4 peltier elements of 40×40×35mm and I am planning to make a portable ...
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Best design choice: linear regulator or switch converter

I need to power a Thermoelectric module with 10A maximum load current. I'm designing a card with a minimal design in order to change the current or the voltage across the load, given a standard ...
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Peltier cold temperature does not transfer when a heat sink is attached

I am trying to build a peltier cooler. It works. Cold side temperature is about 10C on cold plate of peltier. I want to blow this cool air out. But the cold temperature goes up as soon as the ...
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Calculating the output power of Thermoelectric generator

This question is related with my previous question here I am trying to calculate the output power from a specific TEG, here is it specifications, Open Circuit voltage (Voc) = 5.29V Current (I) = 0....
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power limiting peltiers [closed]

I am trying to power a set of peltiers and am having some concerns, while I have a computer power supply I can dedicate to the product these are often high in the amps they can deliver, and the ...