Frizz wrote:Loctite & superglue? I didn't know that they had much conductivity -- they seem like they'd be insulators.
Will Loctite 384 or SuperGlue allow you to remove the heatsink from a chip?
Loctite 384 is designed for this exact purpose, you can take it off but it is very, very hard to do after it has been on for a long time. So really I would say no. Superglue wile not as thermally conductive as 384 , depending on the size you can "pop" a heatsink off with a little effort. LIke I said above both UL and CSA allow the use of superglue as a thermally conductive adhesive to attach thermal couples to components for safety testing.
I will have to note that superglue does tend to lose it's bonding at around 75-80C. :oops: