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Power Supply caps

Post by oozitron » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:32 pm

Ok, beyond the aesthetic shame, is there anything wrong with using capacitors that are a bit too large (diameter) and touch each other on my Frequency Central power supply?
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Re: Power Supply caps

Post by Revok » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:37 pm

They might not vent as designed if they fail but otherwise no problems.

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Re: Power Supply caps

Post by Flounderguts » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:11 pm

I like to tape them together, and then bend the leads to fit.
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Re: Power Supply caps

Post by vaxdatex » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:30 pm

Should be fine. There's enough space for heat to dissipate.

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Re: Power Supply caps

Post by EATyourGUITAR » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:41 am

the are less stable during G shock or ballistic impact.
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Re: Power Supply caps

Post by aabbcc » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:30 pm

Just get the correct size lol...

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