Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - SCU Access Only


Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2019


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Hohyun Lee


Thermoelectric coolers in today’s market are either not portable, very expensive, or both. Our design for the thermoelectric cooler solves both of these issues by being fully portable and relatively inexpensive. Our design operates using a Dewalt power tool battery in conjunction with a thermoelectric module. The operation of the entire system is made possible by the integration of a heat removal subsystem, a voltage regulation subsystem, and a robust enclosure which insulates the interior of the cooler and houses both subsystems. Our design team developed a fully portable refrigeration system that achieved a temperature difference of 26 °C (43 °F) with a maximum power consumption of 27 Watts.

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