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Author: Subject: How toxic are Beryllium compounds really ?
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[*] posted on 30-9-2021 at 00:53

Quote: Originally posted by zed  
Beryllium is bad shit. Fifty years ago, we talked about it plenty. I had a buddy that usta built electronic prototypes utilizing power transistors. Apparently Beryllium Oxide has excellent thermal conductivity. Mix it with a little grease. and slather it between your Heat-sink and your Power Transistor.

I have worked in electronics almost 50 years ago but I have never seen a tube of heat sink compound that contained beryllium oxide and never saw an advert for any either.

I briefly worked in one factory where they assembled power supplies that contained a power transistor insulated by an anodised sheet of aluminium. It was a common belief among the assembly workers that the sheet contained poisonous beryllium because of its grey color.

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