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Old 17th December 2012, 06:47 AM   #1
dsime42 is offline dsime42  United States
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This sounds idiotic to me but
What do you mount your capacitor bank on?
I have some 4700 uF caps and a perfboard but the leads on the caps are WAY too big for the pitch on the board.

I'm an idiot
Did I get the wrong caps? The wrong board?

Is this normal and I should get out my drill and make holes in the perfboard that are the right size.
Is perfboard not the right item to mount a cap bank?
I have some masonite should I be drilling it instead of my perfboard? Is masonite a good insulator?

I have some sheet plastic, from my local Tap store, I could drill that and I know it is a good insulator, but ... it doesn't look like what other people are using.

Any advice?
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Old 17th December 2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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U can drill bigger holes and mount the capacitors. However if u r going to use this assy as final, then u need to put glue(rubber based) between the board and the capacitor.

Gajanan Phadte
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Old 17th December 2012, 06:55 PM   #3
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So, just use the perfboard, drill big enough holes and don't forget to "hot glue" the caps to the board.

Will do
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