Distributed Thermoelectrics
along a
braided wire

Peltier thermoelectric coolers (TEC) have been refined for over 100 years. The basic principle involves applying a voltage across two semiconductors generating a heat flux across the material junction. The direction of the current correlates to the direction of the heat flux from hot to cold across the junction, and can generate a temperature differential of 25°C. To increase intensity, traditional TEC’s cluster a large number of junctions into a single device. The thermal energy is distributed by a conductive mass (heat sink) or convection (typically airflow). This leads to effective heat transfer locally, but introduces inefficiencies to deliver the energy away from the device.

Tempronics principle innovation is the Climate Ribbon™, a patented approach to distribute TEC’s along a braided electrical circuit. The flexible Climate Ribbon™ is woven into any desired pattern placing the TECs in the most impactful locations. Direct, conductive and efficient thermal energy transfer occurs at the surface being conditioned.

The Climate Insert™ is a Climate Ribbon™ imbedded into a two-layer foam substrate with a comfort layer on the surface and a rigid air flow channel layer on bottom. Air-flow through the Climate Insert™ optimizes the efficiency of the TEC, while at the same time providing enhanced convective cooling at the surface, accelerating heat transfer and keeping the user dry.

Tempronics flexible Climate Ribbon™ and modular Climate Insert™ designs enable personalized climate in any number of form factors. Designs can vary from smaller, localized implementations to large, high density applications to address customer requirements from strictly comfort to the safety and/or performance improvements derived from stable user micro-environments. In addition, one or more of the Climate Inserts may be combined with a controller, wiring harnesses and user interface, resulting in a turn-key personalized climate system for integration into a variety of products.