Self-heating of components (adiabatic)

A component heats up when exposed to thermal power. The speed of heating depends on the provided power, the size and mass of the component and its specific heat capacity.

Cooling is not considered in the following calculation. Therefore, a real component has a lower final temperature then calculated.

The default values are those of a typical uncooled TO220 transistor.

Calculation

Material
Density [kg/m³]
Specific heat capacity [J/[Kg*K]]
Length [mm]
Width [mm]
Height [mm]
Power [W]
Time [s]

Results

Volume
Mass
Energy
Temperature rise