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1999


The Performance of Thermoelectric Heating and Cooling Systems for Battery Enclosures

Thomas Oravetz



Among other limiting factors, heat experienced by the battery has a direct effect on it's life. As always, heat is either the catalyst or cause of failure. Until the past year, the means to control and regulate the environmental temperature of a battery enclosure and ensure the reliability and life of standby battery power has included air conditioning, underground vaults, fans, passive systems, simple convection, and benign neglect.


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