Transistors and insulators

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Overclocked2300

Joined Apr 24, 2005
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When mounting a TO3 transistor to a heatsink does it go:

Transistor
Bird Crap(the white stuff thermal stuff)
Insulator (mica in this case)
Birdcrap
Heatsink

Or does it go

Transistor
Insulator
Birdcrap
Heatsink.
 

thingmaker3

Joined May 16, 2005
5,084
Birdcrap?!?

Great. Now I'm NEVER going to be able to put the stuff on with my fingers again...

I put it on both sides of the insulator. I've salvaged stuff with compound on both sides of the insulator as well.

Couldn't we call it "goo" or "glop" or "heat-sink compound?"
 

mozikluv

Joined Jan 22, 2004
1,437
Originally posted by Overclocked2300@Jul 16 2005, 09:18 PM
Sorry I couldnt think of the name..lol it was on the tip of my tounge..so I called it bird crap..because thats what it looks like!
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hi

you can do any of what you have enumerated. if the device does not dissipate so much heat your 1st scenario will do. if it does, your 2nd scenario will handle it better.

you can use cotton buds so the crap won't mess your fingers :p :D :lol:
 
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