[TowerTalk] Rust in Tower Electrical Parts

Jim Reid jreid@aloha.net
Sat, 8 May 1999 18:16:56 -1000

Had a look today,  no "weep" holes!

73,  Jim,  KH7M

> > housing.  Removed,  and sure enough,  one of the capacitor
> > terminals was rusted clean away and the housing insides,
> > full of rust flakes!
> This may not apply to your case, but I heard that on the older models of
> this tower the manufacturer did not put weep holes in the capacitor
> It would fill up with water from condensation and eventually destroy the
> capacitor and/or its leads. I believe all the newer models have the weep
> holes. Of course, in lovely HI, it might be so humid that weep holes alone
> won't do the job!
> 73, Dick, WC1M

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