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Heatspreader (Woodpecker, Robin)

 
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Robin

The heatspreader is an aluminium part which is used to spread the heat. Or in other words it is the thermal connection from the components to a heatsink. The heatspreader is not a complete thermal solution, but a part of it. Some cases may allow to use a Heatspreader only.

For most of the applications Robin needs a complete thermal solution.

Exceptions can be:

  • A fan is blowing air directly over the Robin module
  • Robin Z510 under some conditions
  • enabled thermal throttling of CPU speed

Woodpecker

The heatspreader is an aluminium part which is used to spread the heat. Or in other words it is the thermal connection from the components to a heatsink. The heatspreader is not a complete thermal solution, but a part of it. Some cases may allow to use a Heatspreader only.

For most of the applications Woodpecker needs a complete thermal solution.

Exceptions can be:

  • A fan is blowing air directly over the Woodpecker module
  • Woodpecker Z510 under some conditions
  • enabled thermal throttling of CPU speed

On Woodpecker thermal management is less critical since the PCB has almost the double size.