promitheus said:I am more interested actually in the screws people use. Opening machine 3M screw holes is not always easy. I was wondering if I can use instead steel srews that are use in the steel metal cases. I think this would work if I open a little smaller holes before and then the screws open their way.
fcel said:You use a nut because of .... ? I was thinking of screws coming loose if nuts are not used. Come to think of it, if one drills a hole through the heatsink, won't it spoil the appearance of the amp - esp. if you mount the heatsink outside of the case. If this is the case, what would you do?
lordvader said:I've yet to build my own amp (I promise to start soon ...), but there's one thing about mounting transistors that still has me confused. You insulate the transistors with grease, a washer, whatever, but then you screw them down. A screw is made of metal, and it makes contact with the transistor AND the heatsink. Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of insulating in the first place?
Have I overlooked something?