a SHS or Single heat sink lowers your heat by 1/sec, a DHS or Double heat sink lowers it by 1.4/sec.

The first 10 double heat sinks however, lower it by 2.0 per second.

All mechs have 10 or more heat sinks.

Engines come with E/25 sinks. for example a STD/XL (Doesn't really matter) 100 would have 4 heat sinks, while a STD/XL 225 would have 9 and a STD 300 has 12. It rounds down, so a STD 295 would have 11, a STD 110 would have 4 and a STD 255 would have 10.

Double heat sinks take

*triple*the amount of critical slots compared to a single heat sink but weight the same. This means double heat sinks are a way to lower tonnage while increasing crital slot usage, same as Endo-Steel Structure and Ferro-Fiberous Armor.

The calculation of single heat sinks is N(Number of heat sinks) and H (Heat dissipated per second).

H=N

That simple, on the other hand, Double heat sinks are far more complicated

H=20+1.4(N-10)

Just go ahead and plug it into your calculator.

yes, piloting giant stompy robots includes math.