Thermoelectric coolers (TEC or Peltier) create a temperature differential on each side. One side gets hot and the other side gets cool. Therefore, they can be used to either warm something up or cool something down, depending on which side you use. You can also take advantage of a temperature differential to generate electricity.
This Peltier works very well as long as you remove the heat from the hot side. After turning on the device, the hot side will heat quickly, the cold side will cool quickly. If you do not remove the heat from the hot side (with a heat sink or other device), the Peltier will quickly reach stasis and do nothing. We recommend using a heatsink to relaese heat generated from the hot side. Otherwise, it will be damaged by over-heated. A thermoelectric cooling (TEC) module is a semiconductor-based electronic component that functions as a small heat pump. By applying DC power source to a TEC, heat will be transferred from one side of the module to the other. It creates a cold and hot side.
Application: Refrigerator, warmer, computer CPU, medical instrument and etc.
- Power: 50-60W
- Voltage: 12V
- Current: 4.5A
- Dimension: 40mm x 40mm.
- Thickness: 4mm
Caution: A heatsink must be attached to the module or it will get damaged by over-heated