[AMRadio] Oil filled capacitors


lee pulsarxp at embarqmail.com
Sat May 17 17:59:44 EDT 2008


IF THEY ARE FILLED WITH OIL CONTAINING PCBs BE WARNED !!!  Be careful.  They 
then are a BIO HAZARD.
Lee, w0vt


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Brashear" <rickb at tx.rr.com>
To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2008 4:29 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Oil filled capacitors


> Has anyone had any experience with leaky oil filled capacitors?  I have
> several I have been going through and a couple have slight leakage around
> the terminal.  I know the oil could possibly have some kind of no-no
> properties, but I am more concerned with the mess they make.  Has anyone
> ever used JB Weld or epoxy to seal the terminals?  The capacitors check 
> out
> just fine under heavy load, but I don't want that gook all over the
> transmitter and I fear if it were to short out it might make a real mess!
>
>
>
> Any suggestions?  I'm too cheap to just throw them away.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rick/K5IAR
>
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