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Old 18th December 2002, 09:37 PM   #1
fezz is offline fezz  United Kingdom
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Default CHEAP heatsinks in UK

i have spend too long looking for good, cheap heatsinks in th eUK, there arn't any on ebay, and all i have found are the ones sold at www.farnell.com/uk and www.rswww.com - are there are nothers, if so where can i get em?
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Old 18th December 2002, 11:27 PM   #2
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Aavid have a branch in the UK, give them a try

Aavid Thermalloy LTD
Cheney Manor
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2QN
United Kingdom
Tel: (44) 01 793 401400
Fax: (44) 01 793 615396
Email: sales.uk@aavid.com

I have not dealt with them, so if you do contact them it would be interesting to hear their response, so post it up here for all us UK DIY types please!
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Old 19th December 2002, 07:05 PM   #3
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i have sent them an e-mail and i will keep you all updated.


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Old 20th December 2002, 08:06 PM   #4
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For a huge range and great prices try Dau Components - they sell the complete range of Fischer stuff. The prices a good with better volume discounts.

In my experience the quality is very high.

Tel: +44 (0) 1243 553031
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Old 2nd January 2003, 01:18 PM   #5
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Default i have good news and bad

the good news is i contacted the aavid rep and because of the relitavly smally quantity i wanted, he arranged to send me some sample heatsinks free of charge, these should arrive soonish.

the bad news is with the recent excitement about the gainclones, i have decided to build one of them insead so i dont need a heatsink. however i will probably keep them for a larger project because they are quite good (0.2c/w). Aleph perhaps?
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Old 8th January 2003, 05:04 AM   #6
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Default Aavid in Swindon

I worked at Cheney Manor in Swindon for many years and passed by Aavid everyday. This is before I had any interest in building class A amplifiers ... had I only realized back then.

Now I'm in SoCal so knowing where they are isn't really of any use except for making me a little homesick. That is until I remeber that Cheney Manor is next to the Swindon Sewage plant. There could be a terrible pen & ink(*) going to work some mornings.

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Old 10th January 2003, 02:02 PM   #7
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Default Free Heatsinks!!

Hi fezz,

Free heatsinks! How did you manage that? The search for inexpensive heatsinks for my Aleph 5 has brought the build to a halt for several weeks now, so the idea of free heatsinks of 0.2C/W capability is something I want to pursue!

Any idea what profile the Aavid rep. is sending? How many? Ideally, I'm looking for 4 pieces (2 for each monoblock case, 1 each side). If you have the rep's name and number that would be most helpful.


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