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If I keep the encloser ventalted and dont go over the amps do I really need a heatsink? I dont think a piece of metal changes the amps, does it? So if I have lots of air flow and dont go too over the recomended amps for without a heatsink will I be ok?




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I know this isn't the answer you expected ...

But spend the $10 extra dollars and get the heatsink. It's just worth it.

No one ever said this was a cheap hobby.

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A heat sink increases the area of the component that is exposed to air, thus allowing it to dissipate more heat. I don’t plan on going anywhere close to the max current of the device, but would not consider operating without one.
Remember heat is the enemy of all electronic components.

Just my 2 cents

Bill

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gremler wrote:

A heat sink increases the area of the component that is exposed to air, thus allowing it to dissipate more heat. I don’t plan on going anywhere close to the max current of the device, but would not consider operating without one.
Remember heat is the enemy of all electronic components.

Just my 2 cents

Bill

I would of said the exact same thing. I asked this same question about 1 1/2 months ago there are a few things that I dont even plan on having up to the 3 amp max but if you just pay the 10 bucks now you wont be limited in the future to what you can and cannot do.
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