Thermoelectric Fan

Purpose

To illustrate generation and use of thermoelectric current.
 

Equipment

Thermoelectric fan, ice water, hot water with hot plate.

 

Setup Time

5 min.
 

    Images

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    Description

    Inserting one leg of the thermoelectric generator into ice water and the other leg into hot water generates sufficient thermoelectric current to run the fan.
     

    References

    Instructions for Model TD-8550 Thermoelectric Converter, Pasco Scientific Co., Hayward, CA. Stanislaw Bednarek, Thermoelectric motor, AJP 63, 1051-1052 (1995).