|[AMRadio] Oil filled capacitors|
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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Brashear" <rickb at tx.rr.com>
To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'"
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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
> 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.
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