Metal Core PCB

Basics and Construction

  • The metal core, often made of copper or aluminium, acts as a heat dissipator with excellent thermal conductivity.
  • It efficiently disperses heat from the components on the PCB, contributing to lower operating temperatures.
  • Essential for maintaining reliability and efficiency in high-power applications.
  • Positioned atop the metal core, the dielectric layer provides electrical insulation between the metal core and the copper layer.
  • Ensures proper isolation to prevent short circuits and electrical interference
  • Atop the dielectric layer, the copper layer contains the circuitry, traces, and components of the PCB.
  • Facilitates the flow of electrical signals between components while benefiting from the enhanced thermal management of the metal core.

Advantages of Metal Core PCBs

  • Effective Heat Dissipation:
    ● MCPCBs are specifically engineered to manage heat effectively, making them suitable for high-power electronic applications.
    ● The metal core's thermal conductivity aids in dissipating heat, enhancing the overall performance and longevity of devices
  • Reliability and Durability:
    ● Lower operating temperatures resulting from improved heat dissipation contribute to the reliability and durability of devices using MCPCBs.
  • Wide Application Range:
    ● MCPCBs find utility in various industries, particularly where efficient heat management is crucial, such as in LED lighting, automotive electronics, and power converters.