Is it possible to convert heat to electricity using Peltier Module?

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I need to know because i need a chip that is a conductor and absorbs heat then converts it to electricity.
 

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if you have a gas powered appliance in your home you have suh a device. it's the "thermopile" that is in the pilot lihjy flame. it makes a small amount of power to hold the gas valve open vial a small electromagnet, and if pilot light goes out the gas supply is shut off.

you can get one from a hardware store or a discarded water heater to tinker with.
i dont remember the voltage they make but i doubt it's more than two volts.
 
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Thank you for the response!

I was looking for the chip that can absorb waste heat from any conductors then convert it to electricity... I'm not very sure if it's the peltier module.
 
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Your looking for a thermopile.

A thermopile looks kind of like a peltier plate. It's composed of an array of thermocouples that output electricity when they are exposed to heat.
 

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