Get the most out of your regulators, transistors and other TO-220 packaged chips by clipping on a heat-sink. Your transistor or regulator may advertise it can handle high currents but when multiplied by the drop voltage, the Wattage may be too high for the bare chip! Most TO-220's can disipate about 2W's worth without a sink.
This basic, and easy-to-use ~25°C/W sink will let you burn about 3 Watts of power through a TO-220 (assuming an ambient temperature of 25°C and max die temp of 85°C). No screws or thermal paste required. For more detailed calculations, check out the Daycounter heatsink calc
- As of July 2, 2020 we're selling a different design of this heat sink (the previous version is no longer available). The new version is more compact but has slightly higher thermal resistance.
Dimensions: 19mm x 13mm x 13mm
Product Dimensions: 19.0mm x 13.0mm x 13.0mm / 0.7" x 0.5" x 0.5"