Sunpower’s CryoTel cryocoolers are the result of over 30 years of technical leadership, innovation and evolution in free-piston Stirling technology. Our cryocoolers are cost effective, low in vibration, and extremely efficient. In fact, you will not find a more efficient cryocooler on the market. Since they require no maintenance, our customers can expect many years of high-performance, trouble-free cooling.
With Sunpower’s reputation for exceptional performance and reliability, the CryoTel family of cryocoolers is increasingly used in the medical, instrumentation, aerospace, research and development, security, astronomy, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical markets. In addition, Sunpower’s cryocoolers integrate with and support technologies such as high temperature superconductivity, mass spectrometry, optics, NMR, detectors, gas liquefaction, low noise amplifiers, and more.
Our customers benefit from the unsurpassed reliability, efficiency, and power density of our superior cryocooler technology.
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|Split Series||Integral Series|
|Nominal Lift @77k
|1.5 W||2.1 W||5 W||11 W||16 W|
|Nominal Cooler Input Power||30 W||43 W||80 W||160 W||240 W|
|Cooler Mass||1.2 kg||1.3 kg||2.1 kg||3.1 kg||3.1kg|
|Overall Length||Cold Head:
|242.8 mm||260.0 mm||275.5 mm|
|Outside Diameter||Cold Head:
|73.0 mm||83 mm||83 mm|
|MTTF||120,000 hrs Goal||120,000 hrs Goal||200,000 hrs||200,000 hrs||200,000 hrs|
|Temperature Stability||+/- 0.1K||+/- 0.1K||+/- 0.1K||+/- 0.1K||+/- 0.1K|
|Power Supply||DC 24 V||DC 24 V||DC 24 V||DC 24 V||DC 48V|
|Cryotel Measured Preformance|
|Datasheet||Click for datasheet||Click for datasheet||Click for datasheet||Click for datasheet||Click for datasheet|
Data is subject to change without notice.
The most efficient cryocoolers on the market
The graph below is a comparison of the efficiencies of the all of the known commercially available cryocoolers with 1 – 20 watts lift, expressed as a percentage of Carnot efficiency, verse the heat lift the cryocooler provides at 77 Kelvin expressed in watts. From this data it is clear the CryoTel line of cryocoolers are the most efficient cryocoolers on the market.
A version of the above efficiency graph with all coolers listed by name can be downloaded directly here after logging in:
- Cryocooler-Efficiency-Plot.pdf (190 KB pdf)
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Please go here for information regarding the CryoTel® patents.
The CryoTel® carries a 24-month full replacement warranty, exclusive of failure due to misuse. Sunpower develops other warranty arrangements for specific customers.
Warranty Information (PDF)
Generation 1 controller (purchased before May 2012)
- CryoTel MT User Manual Gen 2 Rev 5.pdf (4 MB pdf)
- CryoTel CT User Manual Gen 1.pdf (775 KB pdf)
- CryoTel GT User Manual Gen 1.pdf (373 KB pdf)