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Would NiChrome be a good heatsink material?

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June 17, 2012 1:53:28 PM

One time I took apart a hair dryer to make my own soldering iron (didn't work real well, but I learned about Curie temperatures real quick lol), and one thing I noticed is that, obviously, the NiChrome wire heated up very quickly. Do you think it might make a decent heatsink material too? Does anyone know about this type of thing? Just curious, thanks!


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a c 190 K Overclocking
June 17, 2012 9:06:42 PM

Chrome is plated onto a base metal so from a heatsink point of view its just another layer in the way, I would also think it would be very costly to produce
June 17, 2012 11:32:25 PM

I thought it would be a mixture of the two metals, since it's an alloy and all.
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June 22, 2012 7:46:17 PM

Best answer selected by Augray37.
a c 190 K Overclocking
June 22, 2012 9:21:49 PM

Thank you for B.a. man, glad to help