Craft & Design
The Heatsink from hell

Jschuch writes “So, the title of the eBay auction was “large rectifier”, and sure enough the photo showed a couple of what appeared to be large heatsinks with stud diodes inbetween them. Opening bid was $0.99, and the seller is near my house (a clearance business that moves thousands of ebay lots per day) so I wouldn’t have to pay shipping. I bid $1.00, and won it. I went to pick it and a dozen other lots up last friday. The girl rolled out my other lots and asked if I’d mind going back in their warehouse and getting the rectifier myself. Well, I could lift it, but i couldn’t carry it any distance!! To make a long story short, the thing is about 4 times as large as I guessed looking at the pictures. It’s about 18″ by 12″ by 10, and easily weighs in around a hundred pounds! So, the question is: I have no earthly use for the thing, and while turning a $1 ebay lot into $58 at the aluminium scrap yard is an attractive option, I’d hate to see the thing melted down when there may be someone out there that could use it. Any ideas?”Link.

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