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What will CTB16PC small heatsink handle?


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Hi Group,

Wondering what the small heatsinks on the CTB16PC will allow for amps on the unit as a whole or per channel?

I've always spec'd my units with the larger sinks, but thinking about saving some money and get the small sink. Purchasing several units and the extra 18 bucks per unit will make a large difference on the total price.

Also, if I see the need I'll make my own if it comes to that.

Thanks!

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The CTBPC-16 along with the CTB-16 with LOW POWERED heat sinks will allow

-2 amps per channel
MAX of 15 amps per bank.

So, If you are running LEDs or channels with hardly any lights on it, You could just go with low powered heat sinks.

Most people just buy the High Powered heatsinks for greater flexiblilty...like this year you might just need it for a "few" lights, but next year you might get more lights and need more than 2 amps per channel.

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Thanks Luke!

About 90% of my channels are under the 2 amps, about 400 - 600 mini's per channel.

So that will work great to to have the smaller heatsinks.

Thanks,

Lightman

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Not to start a war Luke but I read the PC has the following capacity:

No Heat Sinks - 1 amp
Low power Heat Sinks - 4 amps
Regular Heat Sinks - 8 amps

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You're right Tom--I just assumed it was the same as the CTB-16! BAD IDEA!

The CTB-16PC has the capabilities of

-4 amps per channel (lower power heat sinks)
-8 (yes, only 8) amps PER SIDE!

giving you a total of 16amps for the whole entire board!

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lkcubsrule wrote:

You're right Tom--I just assumed it was the same as the CTB-16! BAD IDEA!

The CTB-16PC has the capabilities of

-4 amps per channel (lower power heat sinks)
-8 (yes, only 8) amps PER SIDE!

giving you a total of 16amps for the whole entire board!



Go back and check the instruction manual .. the above is wrong.
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What I was trying to say was that with LOW POWER HEAT SINKS the most power you could have on the board was 16 amps.

With the High Powered Heat Sinks, you can have a max of 30 amps.

Specifications

Configuration Two banks of 8 channels

Individual Channel Capacity 1 amp—no Heat Sinks (HS)
4 amps—low power HS
8 amps—regular HS

Individual Bank Capacity 8 amps—no HS
8 amps—low power HS ---- 8 amps per bank x 2 =16 amps
15 amps—regular HS
Board Capacity— regular heat sinks
15 amps—Single power feed
30 amps—Dual power feed

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Ok - now I am confused.

What is the difference between the regular heatsink & the high power heatsink?

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