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Old 10-21-2006, 04:24 AM   #1
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I know this has probably been asked already,
but has anyone noticed a difference/disadvantage of using
much mores wire heatsink?

they do look cool !


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Old 10-21-2006, 04:57 AM   #2
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I know this has probably been asked already,
but has anyone noticed a difference/disadvantage of using
much mores wire heatsink?

they do look cool !


thanks
i think wire heatsink can release more heat on electronics part...
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Old 10-21-2006, 11:23 AM   #3
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wire heatsinks? thats probably just for looks... i can't imagine the wires getting very hot. even if they did, the insulation on them would keep the heat in and not dissapate well through the heat sink.
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russ....read about the product, lol

you strip the wire then install this item....it helps keep your wires from unsoldering in mod..so if you have this problem this would be one solution...
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The anodizing is non-conductive.

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Old 10-21-2006, 09:47 PM   #6
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wow. people will buy anything.

seriously though...
























i still run no fans on my motors and it's never been an issue.
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:28 AM   #7
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i run the motor cooler, the wire heatsink, and 2 fans on my motor, and the heat sink got up to 150*f last night...soo i think its paid for its self
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which wire/wires are they most effective on?
so really there only point is too stop wire de-soldering
it wont help keep electronics cooler at all?
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2 positive points about the wire heat sink......keeps the positive wire from unsoldering from the motor and helps to keep the heat from the motor away from the speedo by not transferinf heat up the wire. Neat gadget.
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i could put one of these on my car and talk about how great it is because the motor wires don't come unsoldered.


then again, i've never had a motor wire come unsoldered, so how much of that is because of the wire heat sink?
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wow. people will buy anything.

seriously though...
























i still run no fans on my motors and it's never been an issue.


Maybe your car is not fast enough....

And it cost a lot for 2 piece of anodised aluminium....!
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Everything depends on you race

We had a race this year with ambient temperature or 38C and track was 65C!!!

Motors rechead easily 100C without a fan. With, droped to 85-90.

I do have the wire heatsink but haven't installed it. I find there is very small free cable to install it and I'm afraid what will happen if the heatsink touches something it shouldn't!

Now that the championship is over I might try it. Although there is no need since temperatures are not high

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lets go back to science class,
energy is heat!
so take away the heat you have more energy! more efficent
energy is, more power! not heat!
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my 2 cents:

1. the weight added is certain to slow you down, or perhaps cause imbalance in the car. the heat lost due to "increased thermal mass" is insignificant, meaning that the efficency gained by the heat sink can be EASILY compensated for through car setup, driver's conditions, road conditions, and basically any combination of parameters.. (i have no numbers to back this up, but neither have i seen any numbers posted on these "wire heat sinks" to prove that they do anything.)

2. If the motor is heating up to the point where it is unsoldering wires, then maybe the wire joints are cold, the car is geared improperly, or the drive train is inefficient. I am sure there are reasons why this is happening. Either way, if the motor is running that hot, I suggest getting a better motor heatsink/fan combination, rather than a "wire heat sink". For sure it will be more effective.

basically, I think money can be better spent elsewhere.
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I recomend running one on the positive and negative wires and tape them toghther

What a joke. You build it put a brand name on it and the sheep will buy it..

IF your poping solder off your motor tabs ur not soldering your wires properly. Ever see a wire pop off an ESC?
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