Energy Harvesting

Micropelt’s products are powered by thermoelectric and inductive energy harvesting.

Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting

Thermoelectric energy harvesting is based on heat flux, created by temperature differences, through a thermoelectric element. Micropelt thermogenerators contain hundreds of such thermoelectric elements, 10 to 100 times more than conventional devices, and hence are able to produce a voltage of 0.3 Volts on only 12 mm² of surface area, at temperature differences from as low as 4 K. This generates sufficient energy to drive a wide range of low-power wireless applications including remote sensors, and small actuators.

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Micropelt Thermogenerators MPG-D655 and MPG-D751

Inductive Energy Harvesting

Inductive energy harvesting is based on converting magnetic stray fields, such as those caused by the AC current of busbars, switchboards, motor control centres (MCCs) and other power distribution systems, into electricity. Micropelt Industrial Sensors harvest magnetic energy to generate electrical power and transmit vital data, such as the temperature and current of the circuitry, to outside receivers.

Micropelt iTRV