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[AMPS] Re: HV Power Supply questions

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Subject: [AMPS] Re: HV Power Supply questions
From: (Rich Measures)
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 05:43:34 -0800

>At 08:20 PM 2/19/99 -0800, Rich Measures wrote:
>>>In terms of mounting
>>>these caps like you said I'm not planning to use metal clamps. What I'm
>>>looking to do is use 2 pieces of plexiglass. The top piece will be machined
>>>out to accomodate the capacitors with the caps being secured to the buttom
>>>with silicone. Then mounting the bottom pieces to the chassis with
>>>conventional hardware.
>>What is the purpose of the machined piece of plexiglass?
>Rotational stability. The machined piece of plexiglass will be mounted 3 to
>4 inches above the bottom piece with stand offs. The holes for the
>capacitors will be drilled oversized so as not to induce any stress on the
>caps. I'm doing this because I'm planning to have the finished product
>mounted on castors. I see the silicone as being a translational anchor that
>may not be able to stand up to the torque induced by the caps over years of
>use in a semimobile fixture.
I use silicone-rubber adhesive/sealant to fasten the bottoms of 
computer-grade electrolytics to a plexiglass sheet.  I found that the 
bond produced is surprisingly strong - so strong that the best way to 
remove a cap is with a fish filet knife.  
>BTW  Your arguments for the consideration of the 8171 are quite convincing

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