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Old 06/29/2018, 07:48 PM   #1
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Heat sink for power supply?

I have a few Power supplyís and I donít like how hot they get. Does anyone know of any kind of stick on heat sink that could help keep them cooler?


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Old 06/30/2018, 01:45 AM   #2
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Plastic case ones? Or an actual metal chassis?


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Old 06/30/2018, 07:09 AM   #3
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Not without information (pictures/model numbers,etc...) on these power supplies...
As long as you are running it in its rating it should be fine..
Electronics can certainly run at temperatures that a human hand may detect as hot without issue..


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Old 06/30/2018, 07:57 AM   #4
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Itís the power supply for a maxspect gyre, itís hot to the touch and just thought a heat sink might help it stay a bit cooler, extend the life a bit?


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Old 07/04/2018, 01:51 AM   #5
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Better ventilation is a more effective solution! Adding a heat sink will probably help the power supply emit the heat better, but if it is in an enclosed or poorly ventilated area (eg a sump cabinet with half a dozen other power supplies), it will still get hot, just take a bit longer.

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Old 07/04/2018, 05:38 PM   #6
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It may be cheaper and better to buy a power supply rated for more amps....e-bay has all types of power supplies....


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