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09-07-2005, 11:39 PM
Students Develop New Type of AC System
BLUFFDALE, Utah—Two Utah teenagers have invented an automobile air-conditioning system that uses the Peltier effect. The device, which the students call “Space Beast,” taps into a vehicle’s electrical system, uses fans to blow hot air through five Peltier chips and then releases cold air. These cold chips have a 55% eff compared to carnot cycle :eek:

Carlo Hansen
10-07-2005, 10:17 AM
AC with peltier element sounds interesting. I would like to know
more about this system.
There is no technicall data described in the artikkel.


Best regards
Carlo Hansen

10-07-2005, 11:05 AM
Calculating Peltier elements. Sorry, it's in dutch. Click on the link programma.

10-07-2005, 11:21 AM
I remember reading about this kind of stuff back in the early nineties and getting worried then..




Carlo Hansen
10-07-2005, 12:39 PM
Thanks for the info. It seems that the guys is using peltier elements, could the have made a form of feedback from the
hot side of the engine system to get more out of the peltier element.
I cant figure out how they have done this, if they only use 4
small peltier elements for a car.

Best regards
Carlo Hansen

10-07-2005, 06:51 PM
here is another link


10-07-2005, 07:42 PM
It does look nice but every Monday and Thursday, we here of new inventions in many fields, It doesn't say anywhere in what conditions was it made.

I doubt very much that it will work in Utah, in the hot summer, outside.
I will believe it when I see it.

Chemi :)

10-07-2005, 11:29 PM
here is another link


Another site: http://www.coolchips.gi/faq.shtml#basic :)