Power Efficiency in a Marine Environment

Control Cabinet Cooling:

An engineer, tasked with upgrading a dozen control cabinets on sea-faring vessels, contacted TECA for advice. Although the cooling need was not large, there were many other challenges to the project. TECA’s customer needed a truly robust cooler; something that could be exposed to vibrations, high ambient temperatures of 60degC, and salt spray from the ocean. Furthermore, power efficiency was a must. TECA’s thermoelectric coolers have the highest power efficiency ratings in the industry. TECA Model AHP-590XMHC was able to meet every single requirement.

Control Cabinet Cooling TECA Model AHP-590XMHCLike all TECA “XM” units, the AHP-590XMHC has military-grade fans on both the internal and external sides. Providing protection against salt spray (Mil-Std 810 Corrosion), TECA’s “XM” units also have full protection from exposure to shock and vibration. TECA’s unique ECO-Mode temperature controller feature limits the amount of time the cooler needs to be actively cooling. Utilizing passive cooling in lower demand times draws 95% less current. During high demand times, the active cooling function of the AHP-590XMHC draws 32% less current than its closest competitor on the market.


Contact TECA today for friendly & knowledgeable guidance. We look forward to helping your project succeed! Ph: 773-342-4900 E: teca@thermoelectric.com

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Communications, Cooling Battery Bank:

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Maintain the temperature of a battery bank in a Class 1 Division 2 explosion proof environment to power portable communications equipment. A special purpose vehicle manufacturer needed to maintain the temperature of a bank of batteries to maintain maximum performance.

With our recommendation, the customer selected the TECA Model AHP-1800XP, because it is the only NEMA4X air conditioner available off-the-shelf, which is also certified for C1D2 use. The power source was able to meet the requirement of operation in a Class 1 Division 2 explosion proof environment, to support portable communications systems at car racing venues.




A leading military and aeronautics contractor needed a cooling solution for an enclosure which would be on a high altitude vessel. The system would be exposed to high winds and ambient elements present in the altitude.

Working with the customer; TECA sales and engineering team designed a cooling solution with specific intake and exhaust characteristics along with custom paint and finish process that could withstand the conditions it will be exposed to.

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