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Old 11th November 2012, 04:07 AM   #1
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Default Spring Clip /Spring Clamp removal video

Here is a tutorial video I made to help with removal of the dreaded spring clips the clamp the fets down in some amps.....Enjoy


How to easily remove Mosfet Spring clips Tutorial - YouTube
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Old 11th November 2012, 04:10 AM   #2
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Old 11th November 2012, 04:13 AM   #3
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i might make a video of installing clips too, i know some who have had a hard time with these including myself
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Old 11th November 2012, 06:07 AM   #4
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Old 16th November 2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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actually, i just use different needle nose pliers, mostly regular strait ones. you can just roll the clip out by putting more pressure on the transistors and it pops right out. another good thing is that you can grab either side of the clip so you can come in from the top, or the side, and should it "jump" out when it releases, as they sometimes do, it jumps up and out so you're not hitting resistors, caps, or windings, etc. to put them back in i just use an appropriate sized phillips (usually #2) in the hole to put pressure and tap into place. just my $0.02......
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Old 17th November 2012, 11:38 PM   #6
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I use an allen wrench, the ones with a 90 degree bend. I grab one small enough to fit in the opening, stick it in and pull back and they pop right off.
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Old 13th December 2014, 09:43 PM   #7
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Does anyone know the trick on how to install these mosfet spring clips?
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Old 14th December 2014, 09:06 PM   #8
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Does anyone know the trick on how to install these mosfet spring clips?
This is a partial post from one of Perry's...hope you don't mind Perry.

" The last photo shows the 'tool' I use to replace the clamps. The rubber insert (insulation off of a piece of wire) helps to keep it from sliding. Use this with a small hammer (or pair of crimping pliers as a hammer) to gently tap the clamps back into place. "

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Picture and post belong to Perry...not me. Again if Perry minds then I'll remove it.
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I don't mind. The following image shows how it's used to reinstall them.

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Old 15th December 2014, 06:55 AM   #10
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Thank you ill have to try that next time around of installing these spring clips
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