Buyer's Purchasing Guide to Heat Sinks by GD Rectifiers
By: GD Rectifiers
Heat sink manufacturing types
1) Extruded heat sinks – one of the most common types used in a wide range of applications, the metal is forced into the required shape
2) Bonded heat sinks – ideal for space-saving, fins are individually attached to the base in a dense array
3) Forged heat sinks – a cost effective option, relies on a die or mould to set the metal in the required form
4) CNC machined heat sinks – often a slightly more expensive and higher waste option, the metal is precision-cut from a solid block
When selecting the manufacturing type best suited to an application, buyers need to consider the best balance between quality, performance, cost and forecasted volume.
Typical heat sink applications
GD Rectifiers heat sinks are widely used by customers in the rail, LED lighting, solar/green energy, electrical and industrial equipment, automotive and marine industries.
How to select the right heat sink for your project
The five most important elements to consider when selecting a heat sink are:
1) Calculate the thermal resistance for the application and consider the maximum temperature range along with the amount of heat dissipation required
2) Don't waste time, contact heat sink manufacturers directly to discuss your specification
3) Consider the installation position of the heat sink alongside the optimum mounting direction and if it can be achieved
4) Think about the fin height and efficiency required for the application
5) Determine the fin geometry and if fans are required
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