[time-nuts] LPRO Heat Sink?

J. Forster jfor at quik.com
Wed Sep 23 15:54:38 UTC 2009

There is likely a heater and temperature regulator in the physics package.
For the regulator to work, there must be a way to dissipate excess heat.

Think of the thing as a bucket with water running into it. You cannot
control the level in the bucket, if you cannot completely shut off the
water flow, without having some way of emptying some water out of the
bucket. Just as you need a water leak, you need a heat leak.



> I'm new to this, but it sounded more like this is to be a thermal
> mass to minimize temperature swings.
> Why would you want to efficiently cool something that you are trying
> to heat and maintain at a constant temperature?
> just curious in Medina, OH
> At 11:12 AM 9/23/2009, you wrote:
>>At 10:51 AM 9/23/2009, J. Forster wrote...
>>>Monsterously thick will NOT do it. All that does is increase the heat
>>>capacity of the HS, not it's ultimate thermal resistance (W/deg).
>>>You need surface area...
>>You need both. A 10 m x 10 m piece of aluminum foil won't do much,
>>either, despite having a very large surface area.
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