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Old 8th July 2010, 10:55 PM   #1
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Default 10mm cap lead spacing onto 20mm through holes

Is there some way to get snap-in capacitors with a 10mm lead spacing onto boards (ie vintage amps) with 20mm spacing? I know I can get a mounting ring and run leads from the cap to the board, but I'm looking for other ideas.
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Old 9th July 2010, 12:01 AM   #2
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Are the traces laid out so you can drill a new hole in the board without encountering something else?
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Old 9th July 2010, 12:16 AM   #3
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Solder about an inch or so of wire to each lead such that they extend sideways from the capacitor. Then carefully fold in the connections and bend the wires so they fit in the holes. Finish by soldering and cutting excess wire.
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Old 10th July 2010, 03:00 AM   #4
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Leaving the cap sitting up on its pins wobbling? For reliability, you really want the cap flush against the board so it can't wiggle. Or clamped. If you want to run wires, then consider placing the cap on its side, lying on the board.
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bent the "snap in" carefully with pliers

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if there not enough space, drill it
if enough space solder them

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look for copper wire solder it
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