AC-162 Peltier-Thermoelectric Air Cooler
Ideal for refrigerators and biomedical equipment where cooling to near freezing
temperatures is desired. Also good for electronic enclosures.
High efficiency cold sink keeps the temperature difference between the enclosure’s
air and the cold sink to a minimum. This is especially useful for cooling to enclosure
temperatures near 0 °C where other, less efficient cold sinks would allow
condensation to freeze and restrict air flow.
Large capacity cooling in small space made possible by high fin density heat sinks.
Maintains enclosure at NEMA 12 rating, but can be customized for NEMA 4.
Can easily be customized for production sized orders to meet your exact
requirements.
CE marked, RoHS compliant.
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AC-162 dimensions
Thermoelectric (TE) Power (typical)1,3 :
24 VDC at 14.1 A
Thermoelectric (TE) Power (maximum)2,3 :
24 VDC at 17.1 A
NEMA Rating: 12
AC-162
External (ambient) Fan Power:
24 VDC at 0.75 A
Internal (enclosure) Fan Power:
24 VDC at 0.22 A
Specifications
Weight (kg):
7.5
External (ambient) Fan Noise:
55 dBA
Internal (enclosure) Fan Noise:
39 dBA
Performance is based on unrestricted air flow to fans and
Please review the Thermoelectric Cooling Assembly
from air-flow outlets. Do not operate if the ambient,
(TCA) Instruction Manual (or manual in other languages),
enclosure air, heat sink, or cold sink temperatures exceed
ordering information, and FAQ’s for related technical
70 °C. Do not operate fan at air temperatures below -20 °C
information before purchasing or using this product.
or above 70 °C.
1Current, at steady state, is rated at +25 °C ambient, +25 °C internal, maximum heat removal. At -10 °C internal, the typical steady-state current is 13.8 A.
2Current, at steady-state operation under-worst case conditions, is rated at -20 °C ambient, +70 °C internal, maximum heat removal.
3Total current consumption is sum of TE current and Fan current.
4X Ø6.4 THRU
RoHS Compliant
Directive 2011/65/EU
254
241.3
A 3D PDF, .stp, and .sldprt solid models
215.9
are also available from the website. Contact
TE Technology for 3D solid models in other
formats.
All dimensions in millimeters.
Internal (enclosure) side shown in blue;
External (ambient) side shown in red.
6.4
7.4
161
19.1
175.8
25 DEEP HOLE with
M3 x 0.5 THREADING TAPPED 9.7 DEEP
for SENSOR MOUNTING
132.1
21.8
INTERNAL
(ENCLOSURE)-SIDE
AIR FLOW INLET
INTERNAL
INTERNAL
14.1
119.4
(ENCLOSURE)-SIDE
(ENCLOSURE)-SIDE
AIR FLOW OUTLET
AIR FLOW OUTLET
75.8
EXTERNAL
EXTERNAL
(AMBIENT)-SIDE
(AMBIENT)-SIDE
80.3
AIR FLOW OUTLET
AIR FLOW OUTLET
137.6
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EXTERNAL
25 DEEP HOLE with
(AMBIENT)-SIDE
M3 x 0.5 THREADING TAPPED 9.7 DEEP
AIR FLOW INLET
for SENSOR MOUNTING
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AC-162 cooling performance
AC-162 Cooling Performance Graph
(removing heat from enclosure)
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
50 °C ambient
0
35 °C ambient
25 °C ambient
-10
-20
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200
220
240
260
280
300
320
Heat Removed from Enclosure (watts)
How to use the Performance Graph:
1. Select Performance Line
2. Select Enclosure Temperature
3. Determine Cooling Capacity
The diagonal lines represent cooling
Draw a horizontal line on the graph
The maximum amount of heat
performance at the indicated ambient
corresponding to the desired internal
that the cooler can remove from
air temperature (intake temperature
air temperature of the enclosure.
the enclosure is determined by
on the ambient-side fan). If the cooler
Make the line intersect with the
the intersection point (determined
is to operate at a different ambient,
performance line corresponding to
in the previous step). The cooler
then you must sketch in a new
the ambient temperature at which
will be able to maintain the
performance line. This can be drawn
the cooler is to operate.
desired enclosure temperature if
parallel to one of the existing lines,
the cooling capacity exceeds the
using the distance between the
heat load. If the heat load
existing lines as a scale to properly
exceeds the cooling capacity then
locate the new line.
a higher capacity cooler will be
needed.
Example: You need to maintain the enclosure at 15 °C while in a 25 °C ambient. The cooler can remove a maximum of
approximately 127 W of heat from the enclosure. If the heat load (internally generated heat plus the heat gain through
insulation, solar, vapor condensation, etc.) in the enclosure exceeds this, you would need more coolers and/or a larger
cooler.
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AC-162 heating performance
AC-162 Heating Performance Graph
(adding heat to enclosure)
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
25 °C ambient
0
0 °C ambient
-20 °C ambient
-10
-20
0
40
80
120
160
200
240
280
320
360
400
440
480
520
560
600
640
680
Heat Added to Enclosure (watts)
How to use the Performance Graph:
1. Select Performance Line
2. Select Enclosure Temperature
3. Determine Heating Capacity
The diagonal lines represent heating
Draw a horizontal line on the graph
The maximum amount of heat that
performance at the indicated ambient
corresponding to the desired
the cooler can add to the enclosure
air temperature (intake temperature
internal air temperature of the
is determined by the intersection
on the ambient-side fan). If the cooler
enclosure. Make the line intersect
point (determined in previous step).
is to operate at a different ambient,
with the performance line
If the heat added to the enclosure
then you must sketch in a new
corresponding to the ambient
(including heat generated by
performance line. This can be drawn
temperature at which the cooler is
equipment inside) is greater than
parallel to one of the existing lines,
to operate.
the enclosure’s heat loss, then the
using the distance between the
cooler will be able to heat to the
existing lines as a scale to properly
desired temperature. A higher
locate the new line.
capacity cooler will be needed if the
total heat added is less than the
enclosure’s heat loss.
Example: You need to maintain the enclosure at 20 °C while in a 0 °C ambient. The cooler can add a maximum of
approximately 392 W of heat from the enclosure. If the heat dissipation from the enclosure exceeds this (plus anything
else generating heat), you would need more coolers and/or a larger cooler.
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AC-162 full power configuration
Terminal Block Configuration for Continuous Operation at Full Power
As-Shipped Configuration 1 of 2
1
REMOVE TERMINAL
BLOCK COVER
FOUR ELECTRICAL
JUMPERS INSTALLED
(ORIGINAL
CONFIGURATION)
2
LOOSEN TWO SCREWS
KEEP JUMPERS INSTALLED
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AC-162 full power wiring
Terminal Block Configuration for Continuous Operation at Full Power
2 of 2
3
Power supply (+) Red Wire
to POSITION 6
Power supply (-) Black Wire
to POSITION 1
INSTALL WIRES,
4
TIGHTEN SCREWS
TO 1.0 N-M, AND
REPLACE COVER
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AC-162 temperature controller configuration
Terminal Block Configuration for Operation with Temperature Controller
1 of 2
1
REMOVE TERMINAL
BLOCK COVER
FOUR ELECTRICAL
JUMPERS INSTALLED
(ORIGINAL CONFIGURATION)
2
LOOSEN SIX SCREWS
REMOVE TWO
ELECTRICAL JUMPERS
FROM 2-3 AND 4-5
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AC-162 temperature controller wiring
Terminal Block Configuration for Operation with Temperature Controller
2 of 2
3
Power supply (+) Red Wire
to POSITION 6
Temperature Controller (+) Red Wire
to POSITION 4
Temperature Controller (-) Black Wire
To POSITION 3
Power supply (-) Black Wire
to POSITION 1
INSTALL WIRES,
4
TIGHTEN SCREWS
TO 1.0 N-M, AND
REPLACE COVER
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