Alligator Clip Heat Sinks, Package of 10

Alligator Clip Heat Sinks, Package of 10

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Alligator Clip Heat Sinks, Package of 10

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Alligator Clip Heat Sinks, Package of 10

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These copper clips draw soldering heat away from wiring insulation and delicate components, to prevent melting, scorching and damage. An ounce of prevention for trouble-free soldering jobs!

We use copper clips in our shops because they suck up the heat faster than a common steel clip. They're handy for making your own quick clip-on test wires, too.

Each spring-loaded copper clip is approximately 1-1/8" long (28.58mm). Package of 10.

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to get a good clean solder joint!

The three basics to keep in mind if you want your work to be as good or better than the guitar's original wiring. -- Erick Coleman

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Actually not a bad price. How often and how many do I use?? $55.00 for 100

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I actually buy these by the 100 count, and get 100 for $55. They a little bigger, but this is still a very good price. After a while these do wear out, and get lost, so 100 of these for a busy guitar, amp and radio shop is not a huge investment. Solder WILL stick to these! So unsoldering bad blob soldering jobs can ruin a heat sink or two, so it's worth chucking 55 cents into the recycle bin rather than trying to spend 20 minutes fixing an alligator clip. An old plywood Hohner 1980s hair metal guitar, with new pots, and new copper foil shielding, that was pieced in in 6 pieces, and carefully soldered together. The owner lives underneath SIX 250,000 volt transmission lines, that bring power to the city from a nuclear power plant. I will make this guitar 100% HUM FREE! His property is THE WORST location for EMF ever. Mine is really bad for RFI.

5.0

Great for soldering

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Excellent for soldering small wires. draws the heat out to save parts and wires. I will never solder without them again.

5.0

Work better than aluminum!

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Excellent ability to remove heat in small spaces.

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Perfect for Heat Sinking to Protect Heat-Sensitive Components

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These copper alligator clips are much better than the more common steel alligator clips. Copper has better thermal conductivity [BTU/(hr*ft*F)] by a wide margin. In a typical comparison, copper is ranked #1 in thermal conductivity with a coefficient of 223. Ranked #2 is aluminum with a coefficient of 118. In the #3 spot is brass with a coefficient of 64. Then in the #4 position is steel with a thermal conductivity coefficient of only 17. Last at #5 is bronze with a coefficient of 15. As you can see, the copper alligator clips has the highest thermal conductivity coefficient (223) of the common metals compared and is therefore the best choice for heat sinking dangerous soldering iron heat away from heat sensitive components. Steel alligator clips in comparison have a measly thermal conductivity coefficient of only 17. Do not use steel alligator clips as heat sinks!

5.0

very Nice~!

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I use these for everything from heat sinks to treble bleed circuits. They come in handy for experimenting with different pickups and caps as well.

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A "Must Have" Item

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The 10-pack is more than I need; but, I'm glad I have them. I have doubled-up usage a few times, which has provided extra balance in tight spots. Yes, those copper heat sinks do their job well. Thank you, StewMac !!!

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Hot Little Heat Sinks

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Yes, they do their job. I even checked one out in progress. Oops. Let 'em cool, first. The DUH factor, indeed. The 10-pack provides more than I need; but, they are hot little copper heat sinks that are handy to have and use when I need them. Yes, I'm glad I ordered the Alligator Clip Heat Sinks. .

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Heat Sinks are your friend

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Installed a treble circuit on my Les Paul and was a little hesitant on hurting any and all electrical parts and being a first time i was advised on using the alligator clips as so i did not overheat and or hurt parts . Being a newbie at fixing this kind of stuff i watched a video a few times so i got it right the first time . Thanks

5.0

goodbye burnt out capacitors!

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never again shall i have to worry about my tidbits getting burnt!. theses really do absorb all the heat

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HEAT SINK CLIPS

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Far more efficient heat sink than steel clips also perfect size for test leads etc..will be getting another packet or two as they seem to be of good quality. PLEASED WITH PURCHASE!!

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