Miniature Thermoelectric Generators
Thermoelectric generators (TEGs) are used in various applications. Their commercial usage started even earlier than thermoelectric cooling. TEGs found their applications already in the middle of 20th century.
Power conversion (direct heat to electricity) is based on fundamental physical phenomena – Seebeck effect. A thermoelectric device generates voltage when there is a temperature difference between its sides. Conversely, when a voltage is applied to it, it creates a temperature difference. Thus thermoelectric generator is a unique semiconductor device of the direct conversion of temperature differences to electric voltage.
There are two key application areas - high temperature differences, created artificially (oven heat, open fire, automotive engines and etc) and low temperature differences, that present naturally (human body heat, ground and air day-night temperature changes, natural heat sources). RMT Ltd is focused on miniature thermoelectric generators for low temperature difference applications and green energy harvesting. RMT technologies applied in miniature thermoelectric coolers are perfect for miniature thermoelectric generators, because of high density pellets placement inside a thermoelectric device. The higher the number of pellets inside, the higher the voltage output from generator.
On-Line TEG Select Assistant
There are more than 500 miniature thermoelectric generators in standard manufacturing range. TEGs are divided in several Series basing on dimensions, assembly technology, pellets density and performance. Please, select the Series to get a list of standard TEG solutions with detailed datasheets.