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# Aldi beer cooler,,£59.99

Found 24th May 2008
Aldi beer fridge,,husky style.

In store on 29/5/08

Capacity is 48 litres,glass door,internal light, thermoelectric cooling system,low energy,slide out shelves,,,,no beer included.

bound to be a winner & a great price £59.99 !!

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This is NOT a fridge but just a cooler using the Peltier effect to cool the beer to a few degrees below ambient temperature..............Not so good on a scorching hot summers day.
The "Husky" fridge is a real fridge and is far superior in chilling the beer.

Got to vote this cold........................................(Well you would, wouldn't you?)
Theres me thinking its a simple fridge,,cheers.
Moderate One;2167161

This is NOT a fridge but just a cooler using the Peltier effect to cool … This is NOT a fridge but just a cooler using the Peltier effect to cool the beer to a few degrees below ambient temperature..............Not so good on a scorching hot summers day.The "Husky" fridge is a real fridge and is far superior in chilling the beer.Got to vote this cold........................................(Well you would, wouldn't you?)

Had to look it up :-D

Peltier effect

When a current I is made to flow through the circuit, heat is evolved at the upper junction (at T2), and absorbed at the lower junction (at T1). The Peltier heat absorbed by the lower junction per unit time, \dot{Q} is equal to

\dot{Q} = \Pi_\mathrm{AB} I = \left( \Pi_\mathrm{B} - \Pi_\mathrm{A} \right) I

Where Π is the Peltier coefficient ΠAB of the entire thermocouple, and ΠA and ΠB are the coefficients of each material. P-type silicon typically has a positive Peltier coefficient (though not above ~550 K), and n-type silicon is typically negative, as the names suggest.

The Peltier coefficients represent how much heat current is carried per unit charge through a given material. Since charge current must be continuous across a junction, the associated heat flow will develop a discontinuity if ΠA and ΠB are different. This causes a non-zero divergence at the junction and so heat must accumulate or deplete there, depending on the sign of the current. Another way to understand how this effect could cool a junction is to note that when electrons flow from a region of high density to a region of low density, they expand (as with an ideal gas) and cool.

The conductors are attempting to return to the electron equilibrium that existed before the current was applied by absorbing energy at one connector and releasing it at the other. The individual couples can be connected in series to enhance the effect.

An interesting consequence of this effect is that the direction of heat transfer is controlled by the polarity of the current; reversing the polarity will change the direction of transfer and thus the sign of the heat absorbed/evolved.

A Peltier cooler/heater or thermoelectric heat pump is a solid-state active heat pump which transfers heat from one side of the device to the other. Peltier cooling is also called thermo-electric cooling (TEC).
Thanks, I could not have put it better myself:thumbsup: