• WARNING: Tube/Valve amplifiers use potentially LETHAL HIGH VOLTAGES.
    Building, troubleshooting and testing of these amplifiers should only be
    performed by someone who is thoroughly familiar with
    the safety precautions around high voltages.

Construction technique?

g(f(e))

Member
2007-12-17 2:03 am
Hello,

A few quick questions.

Is it harmful to bend the tube terminals a little ( 45 degrees ? ) to make wiring a little easier?

Does anyone have any good tips in making good mechanical connections with resistors and caps on the same terminals mentioned above? I already have done some and find it to be a really slow process. I am using magnifiers, tweezers and patience so far.

Thanks

Gary
 

jlsem

Member
2003-06-17 1:12 am
Dallas,TX
No, they often come that way. Obviously you don't want them to touch the chassis, however. If you pre-bend the leads into a small hook with a pair of chain-nose pliers, loop it through the terminal and squeeze it tight with ordinary needle-nose pliers, a good mechanical connection can be had.

John