In order to use the AKD-N12 continuously with a full load, it is needed to ensure a RTHgesamt ≤ 0,2 K/W for the complete system (). The AKD-N without a heat sink provides an RTH of 0,05 K/W. Therefore an additional RTH ≤ 0.15 K/W needs to be ensured in order to provide sufficient heat dissipation. This can be achieved by using a water cooled heat sink.
This article supplies further information about a water cooled option of the 12 A AKD-N and further information about the validation tests.