Metal Core PCB – FN02
|Surface Finished:||HASL lead free|
|Base Material:||Aluminum Core laminate|
|Break Down Voltage for Insulated Layer:||>2kV|
|Thermal Conductivity for Insulated Layer:||1.0W/m-K|
What is a Metal Core PCB (MCPCB)?
MCPCB also known as a thermal PCB or metal backed PCB, is a type of PCB that has a metal material as its base for the heat spreader portion of the board. The thick metal (almost always aluminum or copper) is covering 1 side of the PCB. Metal core can be in reference to the metal, being either in the middle somewhere or on the back of the board. The purpose of the core of an MCPCB is to redirect heat away from critical board components and to less crucial areas such as the metal heatsink backing or metallic.
The benefits of the metal core PCBs
The metal core PCBs ideal solutions in many applications, such as power converters, lightings, photovoltaic, backlight applications, automotive LED applications, home appliances, and so on. Aluminum-based PCB is the most common type of metal core PCBs for its cost advantage. Especially in solid-state lighting, aluminum PCBs helps achieve higher lighting levels with less quantity of LED.