Are Thinner Thermal Pads Better?

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In general, thinner thermal pads will have better thermal conductivity than thicker ones.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if the thinner pad is made of a lower-conductivity material, it may not perform as well as the thicker pad.

Additionally, the thinner pad may not make good contact with the surface it is supposed to be cooling, which would also negatively impact performance.

If the pad is too thin and does not make good contact with the surface of the heat sink, then you may need to use a thicker pad.

Thus, it is important to consider both thermal conductivity and contact area when choosing a thermal pad for your application. In most cases, a thinner thermal pad will be the better choice.

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Updated on:2023-07-10 10:52:22
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