LG Innotek: new thermoelectric module for home appliance



Lg Innotek announced it has successfully carried out mass production of a ‘thermoelectric module’, a cutting-edge component that provides both cooling and heating functions with just this one component. Since it is small and light, it can improve the design and convenience of products such as home appliance and automobiles that need both cooling and heating functions. A thermoelectric module is an electronic cooling / heating component that controls temperature by supplying electricity to a semiconductor element. It uses the “Peltier effect”, when electricity flows to metals of different properties, one side is heated and the other side is cooled. This new module makes it possible to produce smaller and lighter home appliances such as a wine cellar and water purifier.
The company has begun mass production of small thermoelectric modules for heating and cooling, and plans to expand its applications to high-end refrigerators and automobiles in the future.