Voltage Regulator With Combined Electrical Connection to Bus And Thermal Connection to Cold Plate
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
A pair of bent tabs are mounted on the heat sink of a power supply and are attached to components of the power supply by two electrical cables. The heat sink clamps to a water cooled cold plate that has electrical contacts which align with the bent tabs. The bent tabs and the electrical contacts are pressed together with a clamp mechanism which conventionally clamps the heat sink to the water cooled cold plate to improve the heat transfer.