HP-23 and other tab mount caps.

Dick Blaney wb8mhe at BRIGHT.NET
Wed Nov 17 11:02:17 EST 1999

I thought "Bomb Making" was a crime.  Is this legal?  Potting
electrolytics completely in an epoxy material could cause a dangerous
explosion, if the capacitor is subjected to raw AC, causing the liquid
electrolyte to boil, creating very high internal steam pressure.
That's why the make 'em with rubber "blow-out" valves on the ends.
Use care.
73 de
Dick, WB8MHE
wb8mhe at bright.net

-----Original Message-----
From: charles w. morehouse <cwmorehouse at worldnet.att.net>
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 5:08 AM
Subject: HP-23 and other tab mount caps.

>Fellow Keepers,
>Hears what I do if can't find a replacement for those tab mounts.
>1. Carefully remove the capacitor.
>2. Saw around the base using a fine hacksaw above the hump at the
>3. Dig out the old and clean up.
>4. Replace with new radial or axial caps. The new are a lot smaller
>the originals.
>5. Pour the can with epoxy and re-install...WALA a new tab mount.
>Good luck.

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