clipKIT Heat Sink Attachment System

July 21, 2015

The clipKIT heat sink attachment system improves heat sink performance in thermal transfer, and vibration and shock resistance. Instead of relying on thermal tape or epoxy, which can damage the board or component during rework, the reliable clip attachment system provides a secure hold without the risk of damaging the PCB, saving time and cost. The ultra-thin plastic frame clip and stainless steel spring clip are corrosion-resistant, flame retardant and pass Telecordia shock and vibration standards, ensuring the heat sink will reliably stay in place.


Also, clipKIT attachments eliminate the need to drill holes in a PCB, saving valuable real estate on the PC for high-density routing. The thin frame clip occupies minimal space around a component’s perimeter, compared to push pin attachments or stand-off hardware which leaves little space on already overcrowded PCBs.

  • Featuring the widely used maxiGRIP and superGRIP frame clip and spring clip.
  • Available for 15 – 45mm component packages
  • Designed for heat sinks with a base thickness of 1.75 to 4mm
  • Enhances heat transfer and improves TIM performance by up to 20%
  • Can be used with most industry standard, off-the-shelf straight fin, pin fin, cross cut or slant fin heat sinks
  • Exclusively distributed through Digi-Key