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Self-cooling Thermoelectric System Uses No Electricity


A prototype thermoelectric device that can provide free cooling for any device that gives off heat (over 30ÂșC) has been developed by researchers at the UPNA/NUP-Public University of Navarre. Many types of devices generate excess heat, which then needs to be dissipated, requiring external power. This new innovation, however, could allow power converters and transformers to produce enough power to cool themselves, without any external energy costs. “When these devices are functioning, they heat up and need to be cooled down.In many cases, heat exchangers with fans are used which naturally need to be powered externally and consume a certain… read more