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Old 11th November 2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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I've searched the rest of the forum including other threads that asked the same question but can't find any information about where to source the round cylindrical enclosures for a toroidal transformer. I know that these are called "deep drawn enclosures" and all the manufacturers that I've contacted are accustomed to huge quantity orders and want a king's ransom for one or two units. Where are people locating these at a reasonable cost? I'm located in the U.S. Thanks.
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Old 11th November 2010, 09:23 PM   #2
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Antek make covers for their transformers that may suit http://www.antekinc.com/lview.php?d[]=3
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Old 11th November 2010, 11:24 PM   #3
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+1 for Antek...just received one for my 18V 300VA unit for my Moskido. Very nice looking - getting a little psu noise...figured this will help a little. Plus it looks cool!
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Old 11th November 2010, 11:33 PM   #4
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Wow, that's great! Do they ship Internationally, I don't see this on their site.
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Old 11th November 2010, 11:34 PM   #5
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Depending on what size you need, you might check ebay for stainless steel 35mm film developing tanks.
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Old 12th November 2010, 01:33 AM   #6
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Thanks for the Antek pointer. That's a great way to go since it's purpose-built for toroidal transformers. Their website seemed broken. However, I found their products available on eBay.
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Old 12th November 2010, 04:59 PM   #7
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Antek. Works fine in Google Chrome (both on Mac and Windoze).

I use their transformer covers in tube amps as I need to mount the transformers top side and don't want a butt ugly toroid out in the open.

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Old 12th November 2010, 05:43 PM   #8
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Just realized, it will cost more for a spanner wrench than the enclosure
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Old 12th April 2012, 05:46 AM   #9
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I used a PVC pipe endcap for my latest project... not too worried about shielding - wanted something that could be mounted without a plate underneath.

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After painting with Rustoleum hammered black ...

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Old 12th April 2012, 06:07 AM   #10
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My local utensil shop made copper shield. Nothing to do with machining, only hammering and foundry.

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