Peltier Effect to Cool Electronics?

Hey guys, I learned of this solid state cooling, I was wondering if it would be possible to cool electronics using this?

It is, people have cooled CPU's with them in the past.

Thats on a 4770k

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I wish I understood the science more.

The water block is to keep the hot side cold enough.

I understand that is sends the thermal energy to one side and the liquid transports the thermal energy to another place but the peltier effect itself is somthing I would like to look at more.

I wounder how much they cost? It would be fun to experiment with one of those.

A lot cheaper than I thought.

I think this could be practical

useful, yes

practical, no - big power draw, condensation (have to waterproof components), cooling for the hot side, etc

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Thing is though, It is massively inefficient, you need to feed it several times the power compared to what it transports.
Its not practical in any way unless you want to spend 500watts only to cool a 100 watt chip.

That is a good point but it does have the advantage of beeing solid state.

so does a heatsink.

You wouldn’t be able to cool things with a heat sink, only reduce the temps not speaking scientifically. It brings it closer to room temp.

I know of a platter for keeping coffee or tea warm and it can also cool that uses the peltier effect.


My point was anything without moving parts is solid state e.g. my desk is solid state. :P

That is a good point, where do you think this technology would be best used?

Honestly since the power draw is so large this would be best used to cool things it's difficult to cool otherwise. We have excellent CPU options, but what about DIMMs, HDDs, mobo components?

Somewhere that requires both cooling and heating I guess?

Maybe a Fridge/ Coffee/ Hot Drink Machine/ Oven Combo Unit.

Edit: in all seriousness I don't know what a practical use for it would be, but I'm sure there is one out there.

What about a mug with a battery that has this at the bottom of it?