MFG Part Number 430044-505
PolarTEC™ PT Series Thermoelectric Cooler
The PT8-12-F2-4040-TB-RT-W6 is a porch-style thermoelectric cooler. The hot side ceramic has an extended edge, which allows for a strong lead attachment to accommodate the wiring of multiple thermoelectric coolers into an array. It has a maximum Qc of 71 Watts when ΔT = 0 and a maximum ΔT of 70.5 °C at Qc = 0.
  • Strong lead attachment
  • Precise temperature control
  • Reliable solid-state operation
  • No sound or vibration
  • DC operation
  • RoHS-compliant

You can interact with the Performance Curves below to estimate the cooling performance by entering the thermal and electrical operating conditions for your application.
Click the [Save Changes] button to create a Customized PDF Datasheet.
Please Note: Actual application performance will vary from calculated values based on actual thermal design characteristics.

Electrical and Thermal Performance

Use the sliders, input fields and [UPDATE] button below to enter your application's electrical and thermal conditions. Use the Graph Y and X Axis buttons to display a variety of performance curves and use the Voltage/Current slider to choose the electrical operating point to display performance.
Click [Save Changes] button to save your results as a Customized PDF Datasheet.

Selected Operating Point
Cooling Power (Qc) = Watts
Current = Amps
Voltage = Volts
Power Supply = Watts
Power Dissipated (Qh) = Watts
Thot = °C
Optimum COP
Cooling Power (Qc) = 8.31 Watts
Current = 1.2 Amps
Voltage = 2.33 Volts
Power Supply = 2.8 Watts
COP = 2.96
Power Dissipated (Qh) = 11.12 Watts
Maximum Qc
Cooling Power (Qc) = 59.15 Watts
Current = 9.56 Amps
Voltage = 14.5 Volts
Power Supply = 138.6 Watts
COP = 0.43
Power Dissipated (Qh) = 197.75 Watts

Select Graph
Y - Axis

Select Graph
X - Axis

Imin: 0.6 A
Imax: 9.6 A

Vmin: 1.4 V
Vmax: 14.5 V
Click UPDATE to view changes in thermal operating conditions
Control Temp  
Ambient Temp  
Δ T  
Hot Side Thermal Resistance  
Cold Side Thermal Resistance  

Hot Side Temperature
27.0 °C
35.0 °C
50.0 °C
Qcmax (ΔT = 0)
71.0 Watts
73.2 Watts
77.0 Watts
ΔTmax (Qc = 0)
Imax (I @ ΔTmax)
8.6 Amps
8.5 Amps
8.4 Amps
Vmax (V @ ΔTmax)
13.9 Volts
14.4 Volts
15.4 Volts
Module Resistance
1.50 Ohms
1.57 Ohms
1.68 Ohms
Max Operating Temperature
80 °C
23.0 gram(s)

* Specifications reflect thermoelectric coefficients updated March 2020

Finishing Options
Flatness / Parallelism
Hot Face
Cold Face
Lead Length
3.480 ±0.013 mm
0.137 ± 0.0005 in
0.013 mm / 0.013 mm
0.0005 in / 0.0005 in
152.4 mm
6.00 in
Sealing Options
Temp Range
Translucent or White
-60 to 204°C
Non-corrosive, silicone adhesive
  1.  Max operating temperature: 80°C
  2.  Do not exceed Imax or Vmax when operating module
  3.  Reference assembly guidelines for recommended installation

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Date: 12/03/2021