Is it really necessary to use transistor insulators (e.g. Theraterm) for the diyaudioStore heatsinks?
Any device that has exposed metal on its mounting surface must normally use an isolation pad
between it and the heat sink. The exposed metal is internally connected to a terminal of the device,
usually the collector or drain for a transistor. Since the heat sink is usually electrically grounded,
a short would be made to ground without using the isolation pad and proper mounting.
This can involve the use of shoulder washers for some packages, such as the TO-220.
I'm getting ready to order a Dissipante 2U and have some holes I'd like cutout as well as some engraving. Is it alright if I PM you my cad files to make sure I have them set up correctly?
Thanks to Gianluca and Modushop, F6 monsterblocks got some appropriate cages.
Are there any cad files for the 3u with a similar layout to back panel of the deluxe 4u and 5u?
I wish I knew how to use cad, but I do not...