Thermal Energy Harvesting

Ultra-low power and low maintenance

Developed with design and development engineers in mind, the initial products in the Adaptive range are an excellent addition to energy harvesting research and development, evaluating standalone or even small grid connected strategies.

Thermoelectric energy harvesting devices are particularly useful for waste heat harvesting for low power applications. They generate electricity from a temperature difference with no moving parts using the Seebeck effect.

Most energy losses are lost in heat and most heat sources are static. Today, thermoelectric technology works best where the power output required is up to 70W. This is suitable for sensors and other low power electronics in most types of industrial applications.

Benefits of the Adaptive power management range include:
Low maintenance – solid state thermoelectric construction means high reliability with virtually no maintenance required.

High efficiency– high specification products mean that energy is harvested from natural or waste heat sources and converted for use with virtually no loss of energy.

High temperatures – thermoelectric modules work with max. temp. of up to 250˚C, the modules can generate up to 4W of power each.

Compact and lightweight – when used with micro-module PCBs the thermoelectric devices are suitable for embedded system applications.

Scaleable applications – modular design means that the thermoelectrics can be configured to harvest larger amounts of energy when required.

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