2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 9, 2017 9:49 PM by Mark Sectam

    Thermoelectric coolers works not correctly

    Mark Sectam

      I did a thermoelectric cooler, and set it to cool air. But the hot side is too strongly heated. It warms the entire body and the air around. This behavior is not real. Who will help you to understand what is the reason?

       

       

       

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        • Re: Thermoelectric coolers works not correctly
          Julien Boissat

          Mark,

          A TEC generates heat by Joule effect. This heat comes in addition to the heat generated by the heat source. Therefore, adding a TEC to a model adds heat. If the cooling of the heat sink is insufficient, (not enough convection, for instance), then the TEC will cause the temperature of the heat source to increase. In other words, a TEC lowers the temperature of the heat source only if the heat sink is appropriately ventilated.

          Please refer to Solution ID: S-018688 from the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base.

           

          Additionally, you may also see Solution ID:S-028696: Could I have an example of the use of a thermoelectric cooler (TEC)?

           

          Julien