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Old 6th January 2007, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default mounting components that don't have brackets

This may sound like a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway as a potential rookie amp builder. I'll probably be building a P3A amp soon. I can use L-brackets to mount the heatsinks in the case. The actual amp boards mount on the heatsink. My transformer, being an EI type, has a mounting bracket built in, simple nuts and bolts will work here. My bridge rectifier will be the chassis mount type. My big question is mounting the filter caps. I have yet to see one with a bracket or other mounting device.
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Old 6th January 2007, 03:06 AM   #2
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I want to hard-wire the power supply as I don't know how to make PC boards and hard-wired supplies carry current better.
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Old 6th January 2007, 03:41 AM   #3
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You almost gave the answer yourself. A google search for "capacitor brackets" gave this result as first hit:
That's just an example. Try the "Google-trick" and take your pick

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Old 7th January 2007, 06:39 PM   #4
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you can get those capacitor brackets at Mouser,Allied or Newark. I used two large ones to mount a cluster of six. See in pix...There is also always the option of sony bond (adhesive) or RTV silicone seal...
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Old 7th January 2007, 06:54 PM   #5
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You can get creative with cap mounts. I find that silicone glue, contact cement, and even hot-melt glue work well for holding caps that aren't too large.

For bigger caps you can install a post, maybe a long standoff, and use tie-wraps to hold the caps to it.

Drill a couple holes in the box and loop tie-wraps through them and around the cap(s).

So many ways...

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