Auto-Polarity in an Inductor Based Converter

March 25, 2020


Harvesting thermal energy to provide perpetual energy to electronics

Technology Overview

Energy harvesting from ambient sources is an attractive means of powering electronic devices. A thermoelectric energy harvesting system has been developed that charges an energy store from ambient thermal energy. The system is comprised of a thermoelectric energy generator (TEG), an automatic polarity monitor, and switching matrix. The TEG functions to generate a voltage when thermally connected between two temperature reservoirs at different temperatures.