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Old 10-06-2012, 06:46 PM #1
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Default add thermal paste?

i just got a 1.2w 445nm rifle laser from lazerer and when i removed the lense i saw that there is some room around the diode. the duty cycle is 1min on, 1min off. it doesn't autoshutdown after a minute so i want to see if i can improve the heat dissipation. i have some ic diamond 7 which is non conductive or capacitive, so could i inject some of the thermal paste around the diode? also, i want to take the laser module out of the host to see if there is any more spots i could put the paste. does anyone know if this host allows safe removal of the laser module?


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I think you've misunderstood the path the heat takes. Picture?

Regardless, thermal paste is bad for anything other than a very thin layer.
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As said, it wouldnt help.. that's why they make custom heatsinks you see!!
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As you describe it I don't see how thermal paste would hurt, but pics would really help.
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As you describe it I don't see how thermal paste would hurt, but pics would really help.
Refer to Post #2 pertaining to the thickness of a useable
and effective layer of thermal paste.

Thick layers act as an insulator rather than a transfer
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ditto on "if it ain't broke". i have destroyed more lasers like this
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