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Sensors 2016, 16(6), 760; doi:10.3390/s16060760

Analysis of the Appropriateness of the Use of Peltier Cells as Energy Sources

Department of Cybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava 70833, Czech Republic
Current address: 17. listopadu 2172/15, 70833 Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Academic Editor: Gerd-Uwe Flechsig
Received: 22 February 2016 / Revised: 14 April 2016 / Accepted: 21 May 2016 / Published: 25 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Thermo-Electrochemical Sensors)
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The article describes the possibilities of using Peltier cells as an energy source to power the telemetry units, which are used in large-scale monitoring systems as central units, ensuring the collection of data from sensors, processing, and sending to the database server. The article describes the various experiments that were carried out, their progress and results. Based on experiments evaluated, the paper also discusses the possibilities of using various types depending on the temperature difference of the cold and hot sides. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy source; experiments; monitoring; Peltier cells; temperature measurement energy source; experiments; monitoring; Peltier cells; temperature measurement
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Hájovský, R.; Pieš, M.; Richtár, L. Analysis of the Appropriateness of the Use of Peltier Cells as Energy Sources. Sensors 2016, 16, 760.

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