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Re: EDP and a BIG burst of static/hiss

At 02:47 PM 9/9/2002, Bret wrote:
> > I also notice LOTs of silicone goo on different parts of my EDP's 
> > board.  Is this normal?  I've never seen so much on any electronic 
> > before.  Weird.
>Please elaborate.  Is this hardened silicone (feels like rubber)?
>Where is it, to keep components from moving (like caps)?  How much is
>I have used and seen silicone as a support or strain relief on tall
>capacitors that are supported by their contact legs only.  This
>prevents the legs from fatiguing and breaking after much vibration.

yes, on newer EDP productions this goo has been applied for exactly that 
reason. Components that are upright and large enough for mechanical 
vibration to potentially cause cracked solder joints or something, now 
rubbery goo applied to better hold them in place.


Kim Flint                     | Looper's Delight
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