Oil Filled Capacitor not upright OK? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Design & Build > Parts
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Parts Where to get, and how to make the best bits. PCB's, caps, transformers, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd February 2006, 11:32 AM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Singapore
Default Oil Filled Capacitor not upright OK?

As above, do I have to fix it in a upright on the chassis or lying down inside is fine?

thx!
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd February 2006, 11:52 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: leeuwarden, netherlands
think that depends radial and axial versions???

think radial versions have to be uprigt....
__________________
emission over emittor
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd February 2006, 12:22 PM   #3
Sherman is offline Sherman  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chicago area
If you are talking about motor-run type caps they are perfectly happy mounted horizontally. As for other types, I don't know.
__________________
--Sherman
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd February 2006, 02:08 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Singapore
I'm not really sure, it looks like this... <attached> If it's the "upright only" type, which direction is fine, as long as it's upright, correct?

p.s. I can hear some slushing when I shake it, I presume it's the oil inside...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg oil_cap.jpg (28.9 KB, 191 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd February 2006, 07:04 PM   #5
Sherman is offline Sherman  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chicago area
That looks like a motor run cap. You should be able to mount it pretty much any way you want.

I've mounted mine vertically (upright) sticking through the top plate of the amp because they take up less room that way. If you don't like them protruding like that you can mount them horizontally inside the chassis.

They can be held in place horizontally with wire-ties but a nice method is to use a conduit clamp. They have a flat side that can be attached to the chassis with a screw and a round section that holds the cap. They are available in sizes from about 1/2" up to about 3".
__________________
--Sherman
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
oil filled capacitor jaudio Parts 5 11th November 2006 10:36 PM
Why Don't All Mids/Midbasses Have Flat, Filled-In Cones? kelticwizard Multi-Way 90 11th June 2004 12:51 PM
Hermetically sealed Oil Filled resistors! Layberinthius Tubes / Valves 14 28th April 2004 01:53 PM
Oil Filled Transformers for BOZ and Valve Preamps mozfet Swap Meet 3 31st October 2002 10:13 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:47 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Wiki