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Old 4th March 2020, 09:30 PM   #701
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For those of you mounting your motor run caps on the top plate -- are you finding nice covers? Or are you panting / polishing the cap itself and I'm seeing the external surface of the cap?
I mounted my run cap underneath the top panel. I cut the hole about 3/32" larger than the can and used the flange at the bottom to hold it in place with 3 nuts/bolts/washers. I also polished the can with some Simichrome. I didn't take it too far as the top panel itself is brushed. Here are some pictures:

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Old 5th March 2020, 01:05 PM   #702
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I mounted my run cap underneath the top panel. I cut the hole about 3/32" larger than the can and used the flange at the bottom to hold it in place with 3 nuts/bolts/washers. I also polished the can with some Simichrome. I didn't take it too far as the top panel itself is brushed. Here are some pictures:

Run Cap Bottom
Run Cap Top

Thanks -- that looks great! So the exterior of the cap itself is safe, in terms of a cover for it?


I'm in the finishing stages of planning my top panel with front panel express -- your layout looks really similar to mine. Are you happy with it? Where'd you get those plastic thingys' for the PCB mounting screws?

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Old 5th March 2020, 01:51 PM   #703
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So the exterior of the cap itself is safe, in terms of a cover for it? ... Are you happy with it? Where'd you get those plastic thingys' for the PCB mounting screws?
Yes - the exterior of the cap itself is safe. And itís grounded. Iím happy with my layout - I wouldnít change the location of anything. The only thing I would have done differently is I would have added some vent holes over the mosfets and the regulator heat sinks, just to help dissipate some heat. Those plastic things are nylon standoffs. I canít remember exactly from where I got them, but theyíre not hard to find. I may have picked them up from the small parts section at Home Depot, or Ace Hardware?
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Yes - the exterior of the cap itself is safe. And itís grounded. Iím happy with my layout - I wouldnít change the location of anything. The only thing I would have done differently is I would have added some vent holes over the mosfets and the regulator heat sinks, just to help dissipate some heat. Those plastic things are nylon standoffs. I canít remember exactly from where I got them, but theyíre not hard to find. I may have picked them up from the small parts section at Home Depot, or Ace Hardware?

great -- thanks for the help!
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