Vid 1/2 DIY How to build & What is a thermoelectric generator, module, cooler, peltier, seebeck, USB
What is a thermoelectric generator, module, cooler? This is a DIY, homemade, how to experiment with ten TEC1-12706 thermoelectric coolers (TEC) and a DC-DC USB 0.9V-5V to 5V dc boost step-up power supply module to charge a cell in an emergency.
In 1821, T. J. Seebeck discovered that different metals, known as a thermocouple, will develop a micro-voltage if the junctions are held at different temperatures. This is known as the "Seebeck effect".
In 1834, Jean Peltier discovered the inverse of the Seebeck effect, known as the "Peltier effect". By applying a voltage to a thermocouple, a temperature differential between two sides is created.
A thermoelectric module, also called a thermoelectric cooler or Peltier cooler, is a semiconductor-based electronic component that functions as a small reliable heat pump with no moving parts. By applying a low voltage to a thermoelectric module, heat will be moved through the module from one side to the other. One module face will be cooled, while the opposite face is simultaneously heated.
A thermoelectric module can also be used for power generation: a thermoelectric module creates a voltage when there is a different temperature on each side. The second law of thermodynamics states that heat will move to a cooler area. Essentially, the module will absorb heat on the "cold side" and eject it out the "hot side", to a heat sink.
Thermoelectric modules have been in use for a number of years.
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