Thermal Heat Transfer Compound with Applicator (2pc)
Thermal Heat Transfer Compound with Applicator (2pc) - Thermal Compound which increases Thermal Conductivity and therefore aids cooling, for instance when attaching a heatsink to a motor or ESC or when assembling alloy EDF units. Comes in handy re-sealable applicators.
This is a heat transfer compound, and as such, is not an adhesive. Usually metal filings (aluminum), suspended in mineral oil. Used in my industry to seat temperature sensors into wells, to improve accuracy. I use this between my boat motor, and cooling coil.
Heat transfer compound is never conductive - without that, it would be dangerous to use it. I've seen people sink a whole HDD in it, to greately reduce noise and heat.
It's must have. A heat sink installed without it will barely have an effect, I've tried it.
Not all thermal transfer compound is insulative. I know this as I have multiple thermal compound collected over the years of computer engineering. They have their reasons to be conductive. Too much thermal compound will result in low performence as it will trap heat, what the people you've seen who tried it on HDD is very ineffective. The best method for HDD cooling is to dip it into mineral oil or deionised water with a plate of zinc.
I am asking about if it is electrically conductive due to the colour of the thermal compound, it seem a little grey which is a known colour for compounds that contains silver, making it electrically conductive.
Things can be conductive with regard to heat transfer as well as electricity. "conductive" means it transfers something very well. This compound is an insulator to electricity, but a conductor of heat. Basic physics really!
Just ordered some, as I know that thermal coductive paste is not usually electrically conductive as well. You wouldn't want to get electrically conductive paste anywhere near an ESC unless you knew exactly what you were doing! As an aside solder paste (conductive)is available (Not sure from HK though)if thats what your looking for.