Heat sink

giovanni

Well-known member
Do you guys ever use a heat sink for soldering? I’ve been using it for ceramic caps which means they always stick out away from the board. Am I making my life unnecessarily harder?
 

PBWilson1970

Active member
I've used small alligator clips on diodes in the past when my soldering skills were pretty sub-par.

Now I'm better at getting the heat to the necessary spots quick and efficiently and don't use them.
 

giovanni

Well-known member
At this point I’m not really worried about my soldering skill, but the heat sink was recommended to me by a friend who was very experienced in soldering and was still concerned about ceramic caps.
 
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