Whats the best thermal compound?

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Ok, those metalpads probably don’t count as “budget” stuff.

But on ebay you can find them at a “reasonable” price, like 3x CPU pad for less than 12 euros (roughly $16).
I believe a CPU pad is 38mmx38mm, so you would easily get 4 pads for a 16mm PCB out of one CPU pad.
Not a steal, but at less than 1 euro per light it’s not a big part of a flashlight mod/build. I assume that you won’t add those
pads to stock flashlights.

I think i will try those pads some time…

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Not bad these pads, 82W/m.K, thats better than most solder. But you have to apply constant pressure.