[AMPS] electrolytics

Peter Chadwick Peter.Chadwick@gpsemi.com
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 09:33:43 +0100

Steve KO0U says:-

>And if you use electrolytics in your PS, orient them in such a manner
that >when you need to peer inside the chassis, the bakelite bottom with
its >bleeder hole does not peer back at YOU. 

Amen to that. I knew a guy at Marconi's who lost an eye when an
electrolytic went up in his face. But even keeping the blow hole
pointing away doesn't always prevent accidents - there was lab in a
wooden hut at Marconi's with an electrolytic can embedded in a 2 by 4
roof truss, where it exploded upwards and the can came out of the clamp.

73 Peter G3RZP

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