Patent Number: 6,253,556

Title: Electrical system with cooling or heating

Abstract: An electrical system is disclosed which includes a supply voltage and electronic circuitry which requires an operational voltage that is less than the supply voltage. A thermoelectric heat pump is interposed between the supply voltage and the electronic circuitry to produce heating or cooling using the excess power which would otherwise be dissipated in a regulator. A voltage regulator is provided between the output of the thermoelectric heat pump and the electronic circuitry to provide the operational voltage to the electronic circuitry.

Inventors: Schendel; Robert E. (Kingwood, TX)

Assignee: Texas Components Corporation

International Classification: F25B 21/04 (20060101); F25B 21/02 (20060101); H01L 23/38 (20060101); H01L 23/34 (20060101); F25B 021/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018