Thermal Pads

What are the pi-top cooling bridge thermal pads, and how are they used?

What is a Thermal Pad?
A thermal pad is a pre-formed square found on the heatsink as part of the Cooling Bridge. It’s main purpose is to conduct heat away from the Raspberry Pi.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 at 5:50 PM
What is the difference between the existing and new Thermal Pad?
There is no operational difference between the existing Thermal Pad and the thinner version.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 at 5:51 PM
Do I need to change my existing Thermal Pad to the thinner version?
You would only need to change the Thermal Pad if you are using Raspberry Pi 3B+. Older models of the Raspberry Pi do not require the Thermal Pad to be chang...
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 at 5:51 PM
How do I affix the new Thermal Pad?
Carefully remove the existing thicker Thermal Pad (if necessary) from the Heat Sink. Remove the adhesive label from the thinner Thermal Pad supplied separat...
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 at 5:52 PM
Whats happens if I don’t change my thermal pad on Raspberry Pi 3B+
You may experience resistance when inserting the Cooling Bridge or you may see 3 flashing LED lights on the Hub indicating the Cooling Bridge has not been i...
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 at 5:52 PM