heatsinc needed

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  1. Fred d

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    Hi all . Could somebody point me to someone or somewhere I could find 2 heatsincs for a diy build I am planning .
     
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    Just use 2-3mm aluminium u-bar. Stack it in rows. It's very cheap compared to commercial heat sinks and works perfectly.
     
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    Fred d

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    Thanks LB

    Any ideas where in cape town I could get these .
    What thickness would be good
     
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    [​IMG] pic from miguel tolosa's "practical coral farming"
     
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    Fred d

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    That will work fabulously ... and cooling ?
     
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    if you get aluminum bars which are thick enough you can passive cool them.. meaning that you wont need fans.. other wise try PC fans they are quite cheap and move a lot of air. also work on 12V
     
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    I got some from mantech. Online ordering and next day delivery in joburg. I compared the price with u-bar from builders warehouse and it worked out cheaper, easier and I suspect ore efficient.
     
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    Hi guys . I ordered 2 x 410mm heatsincs from mantech today .. thanks for all the inputs guys !
     
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    thats good news send us a picture when you completed your diy
     
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    Fred d

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    Will do ... ordering led's and power supplies this week sometime ... will do a thread once its done
     
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    Fred d

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    Got 2 of those heatsincs from mantech ...

    Thanks for the advise guys
     
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    @Fred d, what part number did you order?
     
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    Fred d

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    I dealt with Dawood at mantech ... their stockcode for the 410mm heatsincs I bought were 19488-410

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    Hope this helps ...
     
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    Ok, Thanks.

    What LEDs are you going to be running?
     
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    Fred d

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    Cree cool white 5 watt , royal blue 3 watt and uv 3 watt
     
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    Sounds good, did you get local or import?
     
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    What did the heatsinks cost? I built up the heatsink for my LED build and it was such a mission...doing another build and looking for a heatsink:)
     
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    Yip I am got my heatsinks from them aswell, build is just going slow, as I buy as I get money, will have to hurry up cause t5' are dew for replacement.
     
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