Modeling and analysis of thermoelectric modules

Simon Lineykin, Shmuel Ben-Yaakov

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to develop a SPICE- compatible equivalent circuit of a thermoelectric module. A methodology is developed for extracting the parameters of the proposed model from manufacturers' data of thermoelectric coolers (TECs) and thermoelectric generators (TEGs). The model could be helpful in analyzing the drive requirements of TECs and loading effects of TEGs. The present model is compatible with PSPICE or other electric circuit simulators. An important feature of the model is its ability to generate small-signal transfer functions that can be used to design feedback networks for temperature control applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-512
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Active cooling
  • Modeling
  • Temperature control
  • Thermoelectric generator (TEG)
  • Thermoelectricity

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