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Old 11-05-2011, 11:37 PM #1
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Does a Flexdrive @520mA require heat sinking for continuous operation?


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You could just power it up and hold on to it. if you burn yourself, you should probably heat sink it.
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Wouldn't wanna run 500mA through me, but other sources say that the "5pin chip at the back requires heat sinking over 500mA"
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You could just power it up and hold on to it. if you burn yourself, you should probably heat sink it.
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they also have thermal protection.

you can run it and see if it has any problems....if it does, sink it.
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Wouldn't wanna run 500mA through me, but other sources say that the "5pin chip at the back requires heat sinking over 500mA"
Erm, a few volts even at 1amp won't even effect you. I have a boostcap at 2.7 volts capable of discharing several amps continuosly and you can't even feel a tingling when you touch both polarities.

Why not heatsink it anyhow? Its not that hard to find a small piece of aluminum and epoxy it on with some paste
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