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Old 1st December 2006, 03:05 PM   #1
Mayank is offline Mayank  United States
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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.

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Old 1st December 2006, 03:26 PM   #2
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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 :

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Old 2nd December 2006, 12:39 PM   #3
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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.
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I use clear silicone window sealer to stick them down.
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Old 5th December 2006, 06:30 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 7th December 2006, 05:26 PM   #6
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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.

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