Originally Posted by jpalarchio
I agree, I think you might be overthinking this a bit.
that and overestimating the problem.
I found a really good post after I started this thread (ssr-heat-output-#post1869292
) on how much heat is generated by an SSR switching a 5500w element and it comes to about 37w of heat. For some reason I was under the impression I was going to be dealing with a lot more heat.
The heat-sinks I have are from an old proprietary IBM server which had CPU dies about the same size as an SSR and free is free. I now realize that these things at 600g a piece will be overkill. The choice in thermal-paste was more of a "because I potentially can" type thing not because I thought it would be necessary.
But hey if its worth doing, its worth over doing; right?