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Xilence Cooler for Moto Monster (Sparkfun)

Discussion in 'Electronic and hardware generally' started by Pit, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Pit

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    Found this effective and cheap "Xilence Cooler Northbridge Heatsink":

    If you use a Moto Monster and you have no idea what to buy or you do not have an old AMD cooler at home, this cooler will fit perfectly.
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    Please beware: you do not need to cover the mosfests, only the vnh2sp30 chips!! To get the best fitting please cut the bottom plate as showed on the picture below:
    cooler-chipset-xilenc1.jpg
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    Hello,
    i build my controller box right now, and was thinking about the cooling. This info comes just at the right time :) They look perfect for my box.
    Thanks for the Post!
    Did you already use it and is the small fan enough? I see many people using 120mm Fans.
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    Next week I am going to build a complete new set of two MM's using this cooler, because today I found a shop in Switzerland which should have them in stock obviously. I am using a 120mm fan as well but the cooling is not so effective as I thought. Whatever this cooler is so cheap so it is worth a try in any case.
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    These appear to have about the same size fan (less than 50mm) that is supplied on the sabertooth 60x2. The sabertooth has a larger heat sink under the fan though to cover all the components needed for two motors. I use around 1hp motors on my sabertooths however they rarely get hot enough for the cooling fans to even turn on.
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    Hi,
    recieved 2 of these today. They are fitting very good over the chips, But they are not very plan because my mosfets are a little bit higher. I hope the Thermel copunt can fix this gap.
    They are very easy to mount!
    Thanks again for the tip.
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    you do not need to cover the mosfets.
    cooler-chipset-xilenc1.jpg
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    PS: In the meantime I got the coolers, too and cut the bottom plate, the cooler covers the vnh2sp30 chips completely.
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    Is it absolutely safe not to cool the MOSFETs?
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    The mine are running since years now... w/o cooling the mosfets.
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    How are guys retaining the heatsink to the IC..??