Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki 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.

Capacitor Mounting Clamps
Capacitor Mounting Clamps
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
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1st December 2006, 03:05 PM   #1
Mayank is offline Mayank  United States
diyAudio Member
Mayank's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Falls Church, VA
Question Capacitor Mounting Clamps

Can someone recommend a source for vertical mounting clamps for 2.5" capacitors? I need 4 of these.

Mouser Electronics does not stock them anymore.

  Reply With Quote
Old 1st December 2006, 03:26 PM   #2
jackinnj is offline jackinnj  United States
diyAudio Member
jackinnj's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Llanddewi Brefi, NJ
Capacitor Mounting Clamps
I fashion these from sheet aluminum using a pair of tin snips. Just use a little math to determine the diameter, lay out a pattern for the tabs. They work as well as the manufactured variety.

Or you can buy them from Allied Electronics www.alliedelec.com -- just search under capacitor mounting hardware.

Here's one left over from a bunch I made back in the 1980's (it was for an SP-3 clone :

Click the image to open in full size.
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd December 2006, 12:39 PM   #3
homemade is offline homemade  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: us
Check the electrical dept at Home Depot(or Loews). I use 2" EMT mounting clamps . Old timer electricians call them Mae West clamps because of the shape. They work and look great as long as you don't mind bolting them to the side wall of your chassis. Used them when I built my ESP-101 amps. Best part is they cost 69 cents each.
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2006, 08:02 AM   #4
AndrewT is offline AndrewT  Scotland
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Scottish Borders
I use clear silicone window sealer to stick them down.
regards Andrew T.
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th December 2006, 06:30 PM   #5
lgreen is offline lgreen  United States
diyAudio Member
lgreen's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: San Diego, USA
Steve at Apex jr. has them- http://www.apexjr.com/

Also, JPS capacitors has them- http://stores.ebay.com/JEA-CAPACITORS

I don't think they are shown on the web pages but if you call you can get them.
Retired from DIY (2010) but still lurking now and again. My DIY audio projects- PartTimeProjects.com.
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th December 2006, 05:26 PM   #6
Mayank is offline Mayank  United States
diyAudio Member
Mayank's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Falls Church, VA
Thank you all!

I am going to attempt Jack's solution first with a scrap aluminium strip.

If it doesn't turn out good, I will make a trip to Home Depot.

  Reply With Quote


Capacitor Mounting ClampsHide 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

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best way to glue wood without clamps? mr_push_pull Multi-Way 44 26th March 2015 12:44 AM
Capacitor Mounting Clamps sorenj07 Parts 1 29th January 2007 12:58 AM
need a source for capacitor clamps homemade Parts 1 24th March 2006 02:15 AM
PIO Capacitor Mounting mmerig Parts 2 24th May 2005 02:13 AM
Pls Help... Capacitor Mounting JojoD818 Solid State 3 2nd April 2003 07:10 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:04 AM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 16.67%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio