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Question Where to heatsink X-Boost Mini?

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Where does the X-Boost mini adjustable need to be heatsinked? Thank you very much!


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Default Re: Where to heatsink X-Boost Mini?

You need to heatsink the IC side of the Xbm

The IC is the 12-pin chip


Heatsinking in my new build with Xb Sm v7

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Default Re: Where to heatsink X-Boost Mini?

Thank you very much sinner! Just one more question, is the IC that needs to be heatsinked higher than the other components (Caps and so-forth)?
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Default Re: Where to heatsink X-Boost Mini?

When you heatsink the IC , the whole side would technically be heatsinked..

You just need to dissipate the heat from the whole chip, not every component produce heat but it doesnt hurt to heatsink all of it
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Default Re: Where to heatsink X-Boost Mini?

I'm probably going to use thermally conductive tape, so if the IC is lower than the other components I'm going to have to put a piece of Cu or something between the tape and the IC. Thank you very much sinner for your help! +1 coming your way (After I spread some rep off course)!
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Default Re: Where to heatsink X-Boost Mini?

That's a GREAT heatsink/driver bed, Sinner!

I've been running my X-Boost round @ ~1.9A and that lil sumbitch gets hot! I've stacked copper bits on the IC and other components to fit them against a larger, coin-style heatsink (~15mm) and it's only enough to keep it stable @ ~1.675A with the thermal protection. I'm going to heatsink the bottom on the board to the C-6 pill, running wires through to the battery PCB. That, and the stacked copper should keep it cool enough to run a steady 1.9A.
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