[time-nuts] LPRO Heat Sink?
wzimmer at iname.com
Wed Sep 23 13:41:07 UTC 2009
I am new to the Time-Nuts list and to the time standard area in general,
so please excuse my questions if they has been asked and answered before.
I just purchased an Efratom LPRO 101 Rubidium frequency standard. As I
understand it, I must mount it on a heat sink.
Question 1: The lamp and chamber operate at a temperature around 100
degrees C and we must provide sufficient power to heat the unit. If we
are heating the unit, why do we need a heat sink? Doesnt the heat sink
defeat the heating process?
Question 2: Assuming that there is a reasonable answer to question1 and
a heat sink is needed, how big a heat sink is required? Are fins
required? Is forced air required? In other words, what do I have to do
to mount the LPRO 101 correctly?
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Bill Zimmer, N3VTW
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