Thermoelectric Cooler

Application ID: 30611

This app demonstrates the following:

  • Visualizing material appearance, color, and texture
  • Showing info below the graphics about geometry parameters, results and performance depending on the selected plot action

Thermoelectric coolers are widely used for electronics cooling in various application areas, ranging from consumer products to spacecraft design. A thermoelectric module is a common type of component used in thermoelectricity applications. A typical module consists of several thermoelectric legs sandwiched between two thermally conductive plates, one cold and one hot. The device that needs to be cooled down must be attached to the cold face.

Due to the variety of applications, there can be many different thermoelectric cooler configurations. This app covers the basic design of a single-stage thermoelectric cooler of different sizes with different thermocouple sizes and distributions. It also serves as a starting point for more detailed calculations with additional input options and can be extended to multistage thermoelectric coolers.

This application example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: