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. The Thermal Tape listed below works very well to attach heat sinks to the hot side.
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 an old computer CPU heatsink or other block of metal to pull heat from the hot side. We were able to use a computer power supply and CPU heatsink to make the cold side so uncomfortable we could not hold our finger to it.
No moving parts, no noise, and solid-state
Compact structure, small in size, light in weight Environmental friendly
Precise temperature control
Exceptionally reliable in quality, high performance
* TEC1-12706 Thermoelectric Cooler Peltier 12V 60W
* Operates Temperature: -50°C to 83°C
* Voltage(V): 12V Umax (V): 15.4V Imax (A): 6A
* QMax (W) : 92W
* Dimensions : 40mm x 40mm x 3.6mm
Food and beverage service refrigerator
Portable cooler box for cars
CPU cooler and scientific instrument
Photonic and medical systems