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LED and heat sinks using two layer fr-4

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Hello,
I am new to PCB design.
I understand the when using an LED we can use a 2 layer Fr-4 with thermal vias. The question is if I want to add an additional heat sink to the bottom of the PCB will that mean I will have to show the copper? If so, how will this prevent solder wicking when filling up the thermal vias?

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Hi,

Usually it makes only a small difference, because the heat_transfer_area is much bigger than the LED one.

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Hi,

Usually it makes only a small difference, because the heat_transfer_area is much bigger than the LED one.

Klaus

Hello Klaus,
I am not sure i follow? Please elaborate. Thanks!
 

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Hi,

I understood the question wether you should use solder stop or not.

I say it makes about no diffdrence in heat transfer, so use solder stop.


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I would appreciate a clear question respectively a drawing first. Too many unsaid presumptions.
 

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Oops. I replied to the wrong person and quote.

@Klaus - Got it! Thanks!
 

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