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180 Watt TEC Controller; Fast Settling Time; Bipolar Output Power up to ± 10.00 Amps and ± 18.00 Volts

  • TEC Controller, 180W High Power
  • TEC Controller schematic circuit
  • Model TEC-020 TEC Controller
  • 180W TEC Controller software

sku / item#: TEC-020
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Key Features
  • High Power, High Stability, Affordable TEC Controller
  • Output up to ± 10.00 Amps, ± 18.00 Volts
  • Full PID Control Loop with User Adjustable PID Variables to Optimize Temperature Settling Time
  • Stability: < 0.005°C (1 hour at 25°C)
  • LCD Front Panel Display, Intuitive Menu and Key Pad
  • RS232 Interface with LabVIEW Drivers; USB Control Available as an Option

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Select Cables and Accessories for this Controller

This cable is also available terminated on the
controller end with a 15-pin d-sub connector (male) and
15-pin d-sub connector (female) on the device-end (kab-231).

This cable is also available terminated on the
controller end with a 15-pin d-sub connector and
unterminated on the device-end (kab-39).

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Why do Scientists & Engineers Choose Laser Lab Source?

PRICE $2550.00
  • TEC Output Power Total: 180 Watts
  • TEC Output Current Range (bipolar): ± 10.00 Amps
  • TEC Output Voltage Range (bipolar) : ± 18.00 Volts
  • TEC Control Loop Algorithm: Full P.I.D.
  • P.I.D. Variables: User Adjustable (ships with factory pre-set variables)
  • Temperature Accuracy: 0.01°C
  • Temperature Control Stability (1 hour @ 25°C): 0.005°C
  • TEC Setpoint Resolution: 0.01°C
  • Temperature Range: -25°C to 150°C
  • Hardware Design Topology: H-Bridge, Bipolar Peltier Controller
tec protection features
  • Peltier Element Protection: User Set Current Limit
  • User Set Upper & Lower Temperature Limits
Temperature Sensor
  • 4-Wire RTD Capability (PT100, PT1000)
  • Dual Universal Temperature Sensor Inputs
  • Thermistors: All 2 Wire NTC Types: 10 kΩ, 100 kΩ
auxiliary functions
  • External Fan Control Circuit, 1 - 24V, 500mA (max)
  • Actual Temperature Monitor, Analog Output (0 - 10 V)
  • Temperature Setpoint, Analog Input (0 - 10 V)
USER INTERFACE and connectors
  • Front Panel LCD, Full Alphanumeric Display with Key Pad
  • RS232 Standard, LabView Drivers Included
  • USB Optional: $95.00 (Option SVC-USB)
  • Peltier Connector: SubD-15, Female
  • RS232 Connector: SubD-9, Female
Dimensions and Power
  • 85 mm (Height) x 105 mm (Width) x 200 mm (Depth)
  • 95 ~ 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Universal Power Input
Recommended Accessories
  • kab-39 Unterminated Connecting Cable -or-
    kab-231 Terminated Connecting Cable
  • acc-417 USB-RS232 Converter

Product Overview:

180 Watt TEC Controller Overview

The TEC-20 model 180 Watt TEC controller is optimized for fast and accurate temperature stabilization of high power laser diodes and Peltier controlled thermal loads. The controller drives up to 10 amps and 18 volts of bipolar power to the Peltier element being used to cool your laser.

Controller Features

The full PID loop provides millidegree temperature stability, and can quickly stabilize high heat loads to the temperature set-point to reduce the risk of damage to your laser.

User adjustable upper and lower temperature limits can be programmed to protect the laser diode and the Peltier device. Additionally, TEC output current limits are user-configured to protect the Peltier device from over-drive damage.

Multiple Temperature Sensor Inputs

The TEC controller is equipped with two universal temperature sensor inputs, suitable for use with 10k Ohm NTC thermistors, and an additional 4-wire sensor input is available for use with a PT100 RTD temperature sensor.

These additional sensor inputs are used to control an auxiliary device, such as a heat-sink fan, or an external electro-optical device in laboratory or manufacturing testing applications. The auxiliary control is capable of 24 V and 500 mA output.

Front Panel and Remote User Interface
Controller setup is fast and intuitive via the front panel LCD display and alphanumeric interface, with a simple to use menu structure and key pad.

These systems come with standard an RS-232 interface, and an optional USB-RS232 adapter is available as an accessory. The included LabView driver GUI makes set-up and control of the system fast and simple. The controller can be ordered with a USB interface; contact us for more information.

Accessories Available to Enable Fast Setup

Useful accessories are available to simplify setup and operation of the controller. Two connecting cables are available, both with a 15-pin D-sub connector to connect to the back panel. The unterminated cable has bare wires ready for a custom application; the other cable is terminated with a 15-pin D-sub connector to interface with a compatible TEC-controlled mount.

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