TAC60 Thermoelectric Air Conditioner

TAC60 Photo

The ElectraCOOL™ TAC60™ (Thermoelectric Air Conditioner) is a compact device for the cooling (or warming) of air in an enclosure. In the field of thermoelectric components, it's also known as an air-to-air heat exchanger.

TAC60s are particularly well suited for use with electronics enclosures, instruments and smaller control panels but have been used in a wide range of applications, such as drug compartment cooling in ambulances, and for humidors.

The standard TAC60 is designed for use indoors and has an IP20 rating, while the environmentally protected version, TAC60-E is IP55 rated and may be used outside.

The TAC60 may be mounted in any orientation. When installed, the larger "hot-side" remains outside enclosure, and the cold side is entirely within the enclosure. The modular design of the TAC60 allows for easy adaptation in a wide variety of applications. All units are delivered ready to be easily and quickly mounted and wired.

For cooling the TAC60 uses electrical energy only (thermoelectric). There are no moving mechanical parts (except fans) so thermoelectric air-to-air exchangers are extremely reliable and require no maintenance (except possible fan replacement). Because thermoelectric assemblies don't use any type of gas as a refrigerant they are an environmentally "Green" alternative to conventional compressor-based systems.

To increase cooling capacity, multiple units can be connected in series, parallel, or a combination of the two. Off-the-shelf TAC60 units are 12 VDC nominal and draw about 6.5 amps at full power. Connecting TAC60s in series allows for use in 24VDC (2 units), 36VDC (3 units) or 48VDC (4 units) applications. Naturally, multiple strings (in parallel) allows for increased cooling capacity.

"Static" construction makes ElectraCOOL™ exchangers immune to vibration so they are excellent for applications on moving platforms including ships, aircraft, vehicles like ambulances (to keep medication compartments at temperature) and robots.

All models are very efficient with a high Coefficient of Performance. This means that for a given cooling capacity the electrical power absorbed (and many related technical problems) are typically reduced making ElectraCOOL™ exchangers economical to own and operate.

The ElectraCOOL™ TAC60 air conditioner was engineered to be a compact, modular unit that allows application specific scalability. Easy expansion and boundless configurations allows the TAC60 to be deployed in applications from automation to wireless, ensuring that the electronics inside will operate reliably.

TAC60 & TAC60-E Sets

TAC60 (sets) can be customized and configured in a variety of ways. Power supply types often vary. We can provide enclosed, DIN rail and waterproof power supplies and make a number of custom adjustments.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements or to place an order. Our toll-free number is (866) 665-5434 or send a note to sales@electracool.com

The following sets are popular.

The standard TAC60 set is great for controlling the temperature in small electronics enclosures and instruments. Also popular for humidors... The sets include one TAC60 air conditioner, a TLZ10 Temperature Controller and a PS150W-12V Power Supply. $399-

Typically the TAC60-E is used in pairs to control the temperature of outdoor enclosures and are available in 12V and 24V configurations.

12V TAC60-E Set includes a single set-point temperature controller, power supply and two TAC60E units, that will be connected in parallel. $679-

24V TAC60-E Set include a PID capable controller, with two set-points allowing heating and cooling, a power supply and two TAC60E units, that will be connected in series. $699-

TAC60 & TAC60-E Specifications at a Glance:

Cooling Capacity: 60 Watts (204 Btu/h)
Input Power: 12 VDC 6.7-Amps
Weight: 2.10 Lbs. (0.95 Kg)
Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 6.25 inches (100x100x155mm)

Summary of TAC60 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)
  • Precise Temperature Control Available
  • Operation in any Orientation
  • Reasonably Compact Size with Small Footprint
  • Can remove heat from hermetically sealed enclosures
  • Very quiet with the only sound coming from the fans
  • Environmentally Friendly (No gases or refrigerant lines - no CFCs - no leaks)
  • RoHS Compliant

TAC60-E Specifics

The outdoor rated TAC60-E has an IP55 rated external fan designed for use in harsh environmental conditions. Additionally, we epoxy seal the "pass-through" opening for the fan leads to keep moisture from entering the assembly.

These conditions include the direct or indirect spray of water onto the fan, exposure to fine dust particles, morning dew that may condense inside the fan, long term exposure to salt spray and salt fog.

The TAC60-E Type is designed to meet standard specifications such as: NEMA 3, 3R, 3S, 4, 4X, 12, 12K, IP 54, IP55, BELCORE (GR-487) and MIL 810E

Other pages that may be of interest to you include:

Standard TAC60 Enclosure Air Conditioner $199-

The Standard 12V TAC60 Air Conditioner is intended for use indoors (IP20). TAC60 Data Sheet

Weatherproof TAC60-E Enclosure Air Conditioner $249-

The Environmentally Protected 12V TAC60-E Air Conditioner may be used outdoors (IP55). TAC60-E Data Sheet

Quantity buyers please call us to place your order 1-866-665-5434.

TAC60 Links

Temperature Controllers

TLZ10 Temperature Controller photo
Single Set-Point TLZ10
TLK38 photo
Dual Set-Point TLK38

Wiring

TAC60 Options

  • TLZ-10 prewired with at desired set-point $25
  • Extra Waterproof Fan $40
Fan Shroud Photo
  • Cold-Side Fan Shroud $6
    When flipping the cold-side fan over, you may direct the airflow for spot cooling or deep into an enclosure. The fan shroud creates turbulence in the heatsink that keeps the airflow cold.

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