Fastening heatsinks to the pololus
August 04, 2013 07:44PM
I have heatsinks, and pololus , how do I fasten them on? I've heard of people using double sided tape but it seems to me like the heat transfer wouldn't be great. Does it work or should i do something else?
Re: Fastening heatsinks to the pololus
August 04, 2013 07:49PM
It works for me. Key is to use tape designed specially for heatsinks.
Re: Fastening heatsinks to the pololus
August 04, 2013 07:50PM
ah ok, I was just going to use 3m double sided tape
Re: Fastening heatsinks to the pololus
August 04, 2013 09:07PM
some guys here use loctite or superglue. all my polulu's came with thermal tape.


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Re: Fastening heatsinks to the pololus
August 04, 2013 09:52PM
how would I use superglue, just a little on top of the chip? Does it work?
Re: Fastening heatsinks to the pololus
August 04, 2013 10:21PM
Either thermal tape (double sided tape that will transfer the heat) or thermal glue (plaster glue that will transfer the heat).
Re: Fastening heatsinks to the pololus
August 04, 2013 10:22PM
I personally used computer thermal paste (provided with CPU heatsink) and it worked like a charm.
Depending on what brand, some will act as a glue when heated.
Re: Fastening heatsinks to the pololus
August 04, 2013 10:39PM
from what i have seen on here for the super glue the less the better.


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Re: Fastening heatsinks to the pololus
August 05, 2013 06:29AM
3M has special heatsink double-sided tape. I got it with my pololu's but I'm sure you can order a piece through Ebay.
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