Thermoelectric Cooler

Application ID: 30611


Thermoelectric coolers are widely used for electronics cooling in various application areas, ranging from consumer products to spacecraft design. Exploiting the Peltier effect, they consist of several thermoelectric legs sandwiched between two thermally conductive plates, one cold and one hot. Due the variety of applications, there can be many different thermoelectric cooler configurations.

The Thermoelectric Cooler app covers the basic design of a single-stage thermoelectric cooler of different sizes with different thermocouple sizes and distributions. You can use the app to help find the best thermoelectric cooler for a specific application. Manufacturers can also use it to optimize designs and provide application-related performance values. Additionally, the app serves as a starting point for more detailed calculations with additional input options and can be extended to multistage thermoelectric coolers.

This is done by varying the geometric parameters of the different components of the thermoelectric cooler, the material that makes up the thermoelectric legs, and some operating conditions.

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