Thermoelectric cooling device for purified water tank

  • US 5,675,973 A
  • Filed: 01/16/1996
  • Issued: 10/14/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/16/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A water cooling device for a water purifier having a purified water tank connected to the water purifier through a main purified water pipe, the purified water tank containing purified water coming out of the water purifier, the water cooling device comprising:

  • a water cooling tank with a first thermoelement means for selectively cooling the purified water prior to delivering the purified water for people to drink;

    a coolant pipe means coupled to a hot junction of said first thermoelement means, said coolant pipe means for absorbing heat from said hot junction;

    an auxiliary purified water pipe connectable to the main purified water pipe and connected to said water cooling tank; and

    a second thermoelement means mounted onto said auxiliary purified water pipe, said second thermoelement means for precooling the purified water flowing in said auxiliary purified water pipe before the purified water is introduced into said cooling tank, said hot junction of said first thermoelement means and a hot junction of said second thermoelement means being mounted to a connection member so as to integrate said first and second thermoelement means and said connection member into a set, said connection member being coupled to said coolant pipe.

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