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The real issue with TEC cooling for food/beverages is they suck power. probably more than a legitimate full-size refrigerator, so after a year you've spent more on electricity than it would've cost you to buy a phase based mini-fridge.

If someone else is paying the utility bill...
 
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The real issue with TEC cooling for food/beverages is they suck power. probably more than a legitimate full-size refrigerator, so after a year you've spent more on electricity than it would've cost you to buy a phase based mini-fridge.

If someone else is paying the utility bill...

Actually TEC chillers make less of a footprint on the bill than a phase change chiller. You'd need a Pulse Width Modulation controller for the TECs and a temp sensor that shuts them off after a certain temp, but it's definitely possible. On a side note, electricity doesn't add up in price THAT quickly. It's fairly cheap when factoring the price of running individual devices.
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