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Hot Air Rises and Heat Sinks: Everything You Know about Cooling Electronics Is Wrong

Tony Kordyban
Tony Kordyban
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How many watts can a 64-lead component safely handle? How big do the vents in my box have to be? What percentage of the heat comes out of the solder side of a printed circuit board? The answer to these and most other common electronics cooling questions is “It depends.” Lessons: Component package power limits and their limitations.

Natural Convection Power Limits
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