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Old 22nd January 2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default PCB to mount snapmout electrolytic capacitors

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I built a mess o' these PCBs to mount snapmount electrolytic caps (up to 35mm diameter) in point-to-point projects.

More info is here: Push-pull driver board Capboard

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I once made a somewhat more involved version,

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10 in parallel for high power bypass application. Can't imagine anyone would really need this for tubes though, few work with 10kW amps, and even then the voltage would be much higher. Might not be bad for radial cylindrical film capacitors, but again not especially useful here.

Last time I used snap-ins in a tube amp, I just zip tied them to a bracket on the chassis, and soldered directly to the pins. Maybe not the prettiest, but works..

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Old 23rd January 2012, 12:30 AM   #3
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I've been using the snap in caps on my Compactron PCB Amp's and custom power supplies. Last one fab'd was a dual regulated 12.6volt DC supply with the filtered B+. I've used zip ties, glue and bolt on cap can clamps in the past, thanks for an engineered alternative in the future. There are a lot of flavors with the 35mm dia foot print.
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I built a mess o' these PCBs to mount snapmount electrolytic caps (up to 35mm diameter) in point-to-point projects.

More info is here: Push-pull driver board Capboard

Pete
I'd be very interesting in buying a few of these if you plan to offer them commercially. I was not really able to take a look at your site as the pages are loading very slowly tonight..
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I prefer to put all PCB mount device on a single functional PCB.
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A little OT, but what technique does Wavebourn use for his PCB boards?

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A little OT, but what technique does Wavebourn use for his PCB boards?

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Cool thanks. Always neat to peek into others worlds.
You are welcome. Sometimes it is faster and cheaper to make such a way 1 PCB for an experiment than order it somewhere.

However, what Pete offers is more universal and sometimes convenient, for example when you restore some vintage amps with dry electrolytics.
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