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Re: [TCML] UPDATE: capacitor issues.

On 10/05/2015 17:24, deano wrote:
On Sun, 10 May 2015 03:45:36 +0000
Kerry Soileau <kerrys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

So the only conclusion I can come to is that somehow
the metal brackets were shorting the circuit out through the wood??.
Sounds likely. Wood likes to carbon track. Plywood may have made a
carbon track between the plys where you can not see it.
Wood is a very poor and unreliable insulator. Even without carbon tracks it conducts a lot, specially if humid. Mount the gap in a better insulator, but remember that the gap will get very hot, so plastics may melt. Use heat sinks, a blower, or both to avoid excessive heating, what is also good for the performance of the gap.

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz
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