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What are alternatives to peltier tiles?

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  1. Jul 4, 2015 #1
    Are there any alternatives? That are not straight up industrial of course.
    Please leave me your suggestions!
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2015 #2
    What are you trying to accomplish and what are the constraints?
     
  4. Jul 5, 2015 #3
    Something that could power a small motor.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2015 #4

    russ_watters

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    How about a battery?
     
  6. Jul 5, 2015 #5
    Battery, wall plug, solar panels, ...

    There seem to be more conditions/constraints. Motors are generally rated in terms of output power and rpm. Small can mean different things in different contexts.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2015 #6
    I'd like the function to be the same. Thermal energy must be converted to electrical energy.

    Preferably something that is around the same size as a peltier tile, something that could fit in my hand.
    Also, it should be easily transportable.

    Any options that meet these reqs?
     
  8. Jul 5, 2015 #7

    russ_watters

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    Not really, no. Maybe a small sterling engine.
     
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