Mounting Oil Filled Caps ?

Steve Harrison ko0u at OS.COM
Tue Oct 19 17:32:57 EDT 1999

At 05:34 PM 1999-10-19 EDT, Ed   KB2NSP wrote:
>    Are oil filled HV caps position sensitive, or can they mount in any
>position ? Tnx in advance !

Any. But I think it's best to mount old ones terminal-up to preclude
"weeping" through the old rubber gasket seals around the ceramic terminals.
Before mounting them for the last time, turn them upside down briefly so
the oil will wet the rubber inside the case, thus helping keep the rubber
from drying up over the years to come.

Do look over the case for any printed warnings of position-sensitivity,
just in case (never seen any, though).

73, Steve K0XP

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