ElectraCOOL™ TCP50™ Thermoelectric Cold-Plate

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Wonderfully versatile, our cold-plates perform all sorts of useful functions. The popular TCP50™ Cold-Plate has a four inch (100mm) square surface and takes less than 10 minutes to reach the freezing point, in a 68 ºF (20 ºC) ambient.

Compact, easy to use, reliable and affordable it’s a must for the lab. With no refrigerants or gases, it's also environmentally friendly.

TCP50™ may be used for either cooling or warming. In an ambient temperature of 68 ºF (20 ºC), and with no active load, the surface temperature will drop to about 5 degrees below freezing. Alternatively, the surface can safely be used for warming up to 175 ºF (75 ºC).

For applications that require temperature control, the TCP50™ can be connected to a temperature controller, like the TLK38-S. With PID control and an auto-tuning function this controller can provide a stable temperature that varies by less than 1/3 ºC.

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TCP50™ is used in a wide variety of laboratory, calibration, test - quality control, electro-optic/laser and research applications. Typical medical/biomedical applications include sample cooling or temperature stabilization, tissue preparation, histology, cold & hot dry wells, pain/nerve research and work with cultures.

With a 100mm square surface, the TCP 50 will accommodate Petri dishes up to 100mm but 80mm seems ideal for temperature uniformity.

While typically used on a laboratory or work table the TCP50™ may be mounted in any orientation. Many customers have used multiple units to "sandwich" (or surround) an item requiring cooling from two or more sides.

The cold-plate can be customized or fabricated for customer specific applications such as mounting sensors or optics packages. The plate is 6063 aluminum with a black anodized finish. Contact us for a machining quotation if you need ten or more TCP50s.

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If you need a larger surface area see our 4 x 8" TCP100.

TCP50™ Specifications:

  • Operating Temperature Range = 14ºF (-10ºC) to 175ºF (75ºC)
  • Cooling Capacity = 50 watts with 68ºF (20°C) ambient air and no load
  • Heating Capacity = 80 watts with 68ºF (20°C) ambient air
  • Voltage Nominal = 12V D.C.
  • Voltage Max = 15V D.C.
  • Current at 12V D.C. = 6.8 amperes (with standard fan)
  • Control Accuracy = ± 0.2 °C with TLK38S or suitable controller
  • Cooling Fan = Brushless, Nominal 12 V D.C. (Waterproof fan available $40)
  • Dimensions: 4” x 4” x 3 3/4” (100 x 100 x 95mm)
  • Weight: 1 lbs. 15 oz. (0.9Kg.)

TCP50™ Features:

  • Highly Reliable (Maintenance limited to fan repair or replacement)
  • Attractive and functional design
  • Easily adaptable to your needs
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Immune to vibration
  • Reversible (cools or heats)
  • Temperature Control Available
  • Operation in any Orientation
  • Reasonably Compact Size with Small Footprint
  • Very quiet with the only sound coming from the fan
  • Environmentally Friendly (No gases or refrigerant lines - no CFCs - no leaks)
  • RoHS Compliant

TCP50™ Set:

TCP50™ Sets include a TCP50™ cold-plate and one of each of the following:



Toll free in North America: 1 (866) 665-5434

International callers: (603) 888-2467

TCP50™ Cold-Plate $225-


TCP50™ Cold-Plate Set $449.95


Each TCP50™ Set includes a TCP-50 cold-plate, TLK38-S temperature controller and RSP150W universal power supply for use worldwide. We’ve programmed and tested to a set-point of 4 °C but changing the set-point is simple.


Quantity and international buyers please contact us for a quotation, or to place your order: sales@electracool.com or (603) 888-2467.


Temperature Control

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TLK38-S Temperature Controller with PID

Legacy Controller Manuals

TCP50™ Options

  • Tested and calibrated to your set-point $25 (other than +4 °C)
  • "L" Brackets For Mounting In Any Orientation Or Flush Mounting In A Table $6

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