Originally Posted by StuM
That's a Peltier device. They are a very inefficient cooling
method so not good for your battery
And you are going to need to get rid of the heat from the hot side somehow.
absolutely right. transferring the heat away from the area is an issue for all heat pumps including reverse cycle air conditioning
. Peltier devices are inefficient. The idea was that this unit cools a small spot area rather than the whole space. so it's a bit like a very cold personal fan; you cool your face and this cools your body. It doesn't matter if ths interior
of the boat is hot, as long as you are cool. If I pump cold air between the bed sheets
I will feel cold even if the waste heat is pumped into the surrounding air.
spot cooling creates a cool environment
in a very small volume and so overall uses less energy than any attempt to cool the whole space.It's worth a try.