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1. (WO2014195720) COOL STORAGE CABINET WITH IMPROVED EFFICIENCY

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/195720    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2014/051746
Publication Date: Fri Dec 12 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 06 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: F25B 21/02
Applicants: MARS, INCORPORATED
WRIGHT, Michael
WOOLFORD, Simon
HAMMOND, Edward C.
Inventors: WRIGHT, Michael
WOOLFORD, Simon
HAMMOND, Edward C.
Title: COOL STORAGE CABINET WITH IMPROVED EFFICIENCY
Abstract:
A cooling cabinet (1) comprising: top, bottom and side walls having internal surfaces defining a storage enclosure; least one of said top or said sides comprising a door (6); a thermoelectric cooling device (15) having a cold side in thermal contact with at least one of said internal surfaces for cooling the storage enclosure and a hot side opposite said cold side, wherein said hot side is covered by a thermal insulation material (16); a temperature sensor (14) and a control device for maintaining a temperature in the range of from about 12°C to about 25°C in said storage enclosure, and a thermal diode (24) having a heat input end in thermal contact with the hot side of said thermoelectric cooling device (15) and underlying said thermal insulation material and a heat output end (26) located outside said thermal insulation material.