Title

Thermoelectric Trickle-Charged Laptop

Author(s)

Owen Price

School Name

Center For Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Computer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The problem with majority of laptops is that they produce harmful amounts of waste heat that can damage the laptop as a whole. If a TEG device (thermoelectric generator) is inserted in between the cpu and cpu cooler, then it will produce a voltage that can be trickled charged back into the battery of the laptop. To do this the cpu will be inserted in between the cpu cooler and the actual cpu. Then must be wired so that the voltage produced from the TEG will be trickle charged back into the battery. This allows for the ability of the TEG to produce voltage by simply using the laptop. This does in fact work and has been tested on two different laptops, one of which has a single CPU, the other is a dual CPU system with two separate TEGs incorporated into the design. If a TEG device is inserted in between the cpu and cpu cooler, then it does in fact produce voltage that can be trickle charged back into the battery. This means that the more a laptop is used (if the TEG is properly implemented into the system's design) it will produce voltage by harnessing the harmful byproduct of heat, that can in turn charge the battery by simply using the laptop. Future work on this would include finding a way to make the harmful byproduct of heat more intense to therefore produce more electricity, without overheating the system.

Location

Furman Hall 109

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 9:30 AM

Thermoelectric Trickle-Charged Laptop

Furman Hall 109

The problem with majority of laptops is that they produce harmful amounts of waste heat that can damage the laptop as a whole. If a TEG device (thermoelectric generator) is inserted in between the cpu and cpu cooler, then it will produce a voltage that can be trickled charged back into the battery of the laptop. To do this the cpu will be inserted in between the cpu cooler and the actual cpu. Then must be wired so that the voltage produced from the TEG will be trickle charged back into the battery. This allows for the ability of the TEG to produce voltage by simply using the laptop. This does in fact work and has been tested on two different laptops, one of which has a single CPU, the other is a dual CPU system with two separate TEGs incorporated into the design. If a TEG device is inserted in between the cpu and cpu cooler, then it does in fact produce voltage that can be trickle charged back into the battery. This means that the more a laptop is used (if the TEG is properly implemented into the system's design) it will produce voltage by harnessing the harmful byproduct of heat, that can in turn charge the battery by simply using the laptop. Future work on this would include finding a way to make the harmful byproduct of heat more intense to therefore produce more electricity, without overheating the system.